K-Drama Reaction: My Secret Romance | Finale

"Is there a rule saying how love should start in a certain way?" - Jo Mi-hee. Importance of self-love I had qualms about the trajectory for Lee Yoo-mi (Song Ji-eun) as a character in my last reaction but I ended up understanding where she's coming from. Her inhibitions to be with Cha Jin-wook (Sung Hoon)…

K-Drama Reaction: My Secret Romance | Episode 12

Our OTP has finally come into terms with their feelings. But is it enough to give them a happily ever after they deserve? A confrontation between Lee Yoo-mi (Song Ji-eun) and her mother has finally happened. I almost lost hope last episode that there would be some sort of redemption to Jo Mi-hee's character but…

K-Drama Reaction: My Secret Romance | Episode 11

Decisions have to be made, but is it really for the better? Things got complicated between Lee Yoo-mi (Song Ji-eun) and Cha Jin-wook (Sung Hoon) so, Yoo-mi decided it was for the best that she leave. I've said on my last reaction that I'm on-board this plot development because Yoo-mi seems to be the kind…

K-Drama Reactions: My Secret Romance | Episode 10

Our beloved OTP is being tested by fate. Will they survive it? Last episode, Lee Yoo-mi (Song Ji-eun) finally decided to take a chance with Cha Jin-wook (Sung Hoon). And right off the bat, her feelings was put into test. She encountered drunk Joo Hye-ri on the street. Hye-ri immediately went on and slut shame…

K-Drama Reaction: My Secret Romance | Episode 9

It feels like they're a couple but not. It feels like they're together but not. 'Some' relationships are really complicated but our couple proved they are brave enough to take the risk. Cha Jin-wook (Sung Hoon) confronted Lee Yoo-mi (Song Ji-eun) on what really happened to her three years ago. It seems that Jin-wook's confusion…

K-Drama Reaction: My Secret Romance | Episode 8

This episode delivers what I expected this rom-com series would be: sweet and fairy-tale-ish. Cha Jin-wook (Sung Hoon) and Lee Yoo-mi (Song Ji-eun) went back to the place where it all started. And I like it! All the references made from their encounter three years ago made it clear that they have already crossed the…

K-Drama Reaction: My Secret Romance | Episode 7

Cha Jin-wook (Sung Hoon) truly knows the way to a woman's heart. If you've been reading my previous reactions for this series you probably know how much I love Jin-wook and Lee Yoo-mi's (Song Ji-eun) chemistry. I felt I did a good deed last week that dramagenies rewarded me with some toe-curling moments in this…

K-Drama Reaction: My Secret Romance | Episode 6

I have a love-hate relationship with cliches. But most of the time I end up liking it anyway. So, where do My Secret Romance stand in my book? In the middle. When episode 5 ended, I hoped they won't use that superficial it-can-be-solved-if-you-just-talk misunderstanding. Cha Jin-wook (Sung Hoon) and Lee Yoo-mi (Song Ji-eun) were being…

K-Drama Reaction: My Secret Romance | Episode 5

I've been hoping for some kind of character development in the last episode and I was given what I asked, even if it was for the good and the bad. Let's start with the bad, sort of. There is no other way to describe Cha Jin-wook (Sung Hoon) throughout this episode other than he is…

K-Drama Reaction: My Secret Romance | Episode 4

Warning: don't watch this episode in a public place, especially if you have a shallow humor like me. After Cha Jin-wook (Sung Hoon) defended Lee Yoo-mi (Song Ji-eun) from the antics of his crazy-not-even-a-girlfriend Joo Hye-ri, our handsome director went out on a pseudo date with Yoo-mi. Of course, Jin-wook denied they were on a…

K-Drama Reaction: My Secret Romance | Episode 3

I was actually wondering why Cha Jin-wook (Sung Hoon) held a grudge to Lee Yoo-mi (Song Ji-eun). It turns out that it was about his wool coat. No, I'm kidding. It isn't just about his freakin wool coat. It's more than that. After Jin-wook finally revealed his identity to Yoo-mi, our lovely nutritionist started a…

K-Drama Reaction: My Secret Romance | Episode 2

Watching this intimate car scene for the second time makes me want to take back what I said from the pilot episode's reaction. They are not playing it safe. They are playing it hot. Our female lead Lee Yoo-mi (Song Ji-eun) woke up naked inside a car with equally bare Cha Jin-wook (Sung Hoon). Shock…

K-Drama Reaction: My Secret Romance | Episode 1

If I should describe OCN's first venture into the romance-comedy genre, I would say that it's a shoujo manga turned into live action. All the elements are there: playboy heir, clumsy girl, scenic setting, unusual meet-cute, and chemistry to boot. So did My Secret Romance started on the right note? Sort of. The series began…