For hundred years there has been a curse in the Choe family, who runs the huge Taeyang Group, that the eldest son's first bride will always die. When Gang Ju is getting married to Jang I Gyeong, a wealthy heiress with a cold personality, she suddenly disappears. This is when sweet and innocent Na Du Rim, who looks just like the disappeared bride, will step in to take her place. Because of Du Rim's warm personality, Gang Ju finds himself sincerely falling in love with her. But as the wedding is getting near, it turns out that Gang Ju's and I Gyeong's mothers both have other plans.
So many bad guys! It's a toss-up to decide who to hate most!
The plot was interesting: romantic yet funny, mysterious yet not overly melodramatic. Mystery #1, The Curse, takes you through ep. 10. Then, it's Mystery #2, What will happen to the main characters? to carry you the next 6 episodes. I liked immensely that the look-alike girls were not long-lost sisters or cousins. I loved wondering how this switcharoo would play off of Gang Ju's untrusting nature. And, I loved the half-brother, I Hyeon, as the investigator and voice of reason; he was the glue that held this program together. If I have any complaint about the plot, it's that it was tied up too neatly at the end.
More than the plot, the actors were awesome, a true joy to watch. I could really believe Yang Jin Seong as the two different female leads. They were so different, though Na Du Rim was much better developed, which is to be expected since she got much more screen time. One complaint about Na Du Rim, though, is that she goes from tough girl to wimpy girl in the course of the series. I'm not sure how she forgot that she bragged about knowing karate and beat up 3 grown men, but then she transformed into a wimpy girl who lets herself be kidnapped and then choked by someone obviously weaker than her. IMO, it was a major oversight in continuity.
As for the technical details, the scenes were generally well-appointed. Also, I enjoyed the music and felt that it was usually appropriate and helped set the mood adequately, except when it was cut off during scene transitions. Speaking of transitions, my main issue was with transitions--were there any? Scene transitions were abrupt and jarring; a freeze or pause just does not suffice for a good transition between scenes. My second peeve was the lack of decent fill lighting. Often the back lighting was gorgeous, but the fill lighting was completely absent, ruining the picture. If all I see is a silhouette, I'm missing half of what's happening.
Overall, it was a satisfying series with plenty of laughs, some light mystery, and a good romance.