Tomboy Go Eun Chan is often mistaken as male, so when the spoilt Choe Han Gyeol makes the same mistake, she does not bother to correct him, especially after he offers to hire her as his fake lover in order to drive away the blind dates his grandmother arranged. Choe Han Seong, a music producer and Han Gyeol's cousin, is still not over his lost love, Han Yu Ju, a beautiful artist who also happens to be the woman Han Gyeol has loved secretly for nine years. Eun Chan, who delivers milk to Han Seong's house every morning, strikes up a friendship with him that eventually leads to a mutual crush -- just as Han Yu Ju makes her way back into his life. Meanwhile, Han Gyeol's grandmother forces him to become the manager of a run down coffee shop, and he decides to attract female patrons by only hiring attractive 'prince'-like workers. Eun Chan must keep up her charade of posing as a boy in order to secure a much needed job there. As she turns the triangle between Han Gyeol, Han Seong, and Yu Ju into a square, things become even more complicated when a confused Han Gyeol begins to have romantic feelings towards his eccentric 'male' friend.
For a drama that follows this type of overused premise, it actually hits a bunch of sweet spots and breaks a couple of cliches along the way, allowing the show to feel fresher than others of its category.
The amount of physical contact (sexual and platonic) was a more than welcome surprise, and I almost teared up when the kiss scenes didn't look like the actors were kissing a piece of cardboard.
The pace towards the end was a bit too slow for me though, and I would've loved a special that showed them all a couple years after the open ending.
The chemistry between the lead couple was the glue throughout the entire show and it reduced me to giggles and stupid grins, while the secondary was a pretty interesting portrait on a relationship going through the test of time and the problems that usually come with it, contrasting fantastically with the excitement and newness of the lead's romance.
The acting and writing were mostly good, even if some characters deserved more than the loophole the writing team fated them to when it came to growth.
All in all, it's a cute, fluffy drama, mixed with surprisingly mature moments, that tries to run away from the usual path of it's kind, even though it loses some golden opportunities to make more of an impression.
This was my very first Asian drama EVER. and I have to say it left me with a great and lasting impression. The two main characters are well known, great actors. I even enjoyed the sub plots and supporting characters. I enjoyed the main plot very much and how the main male character become confused about his sexuality and so on. this drama for me was very well developed with solid characters. The love scene was wonderful! Much passion in the acting. Made me realize how pathetic my love life will be. BESIDE THAT! this drama with have you hooked. If you are looking for a good romantic comedy with gender bending this is defiantly for you.
In both of those dramas there is a girl who hides her gender on purpose. She is tomboyish by nature, which makes it easier for her to conceal her gender. Aside from that, the romance in both takes a similar course and both focus on a secondary couple too.