AMAZING. Amazing amazing amazing amazing amazing! I don't understand why this drama has such a low rating; it pulled me in right from the start and only got better. I usually get bored around 8 episodes into a Korean drama, but this one I was completely absorbed right up to the end!
The story focuses on two girls, Han Jeong Won and Hwang Geum Ran, who were switched at birth, and all the trials and difficulties that they and their families face once the truth is uncovered. Tension and emotions run high and parent-to-daughter relationships are beautifully explored. All with, of course, a sweet love story playing out as well.
The actors have done a wonderful job! The story is beautiful! All the characters portrayed are realistic and I felt a personal connection to a lot of them. Hence the lessons they learn, the development they go through, and the advice they give are all real things that I want to apply to my own life.
It was produced really well too. The soundtrack is beautiful and fits the mood perfectly. This drama is so rich with symbolism and motifs that I was overjoyed whenever I noticed something. It has obviously been well thought out, and it's clear that everyone involved in making this drama gave it their all.
Also, I love all the messages it gives about life. Don't give up. People shine not because of their situation, but because of what they decide to do with what they have, even if what they have is close to nothing. Han Jeong Won is an extremely inspiring character who touches the hearts of all those around her and makes them change. And it's not the sudden unrealistic change that you see in a lot of other drama. It takes its time; other characters, like real people, dislike her purity at first and take time to realize what she represents. Yet they do not take so long that the drama seems draggy. Even with 54 episodes, nothing was dragged out. The length was absolutely perfect.
I loved watching this drama and was so sad to have it end. I recommend it to everyone; don't be discouraged by the length and just go for it! It's definitely worth it!
And I have to add, Han Seo U (played by Park Yu Hwan) is adorable! A genuine character with a bit of a complex stemming from the fact that he's years younger than his nephew and niece, he displays the most maturity in some situations, while his innocence as a young high-school student is still clear. He was my favourite character in the drama. The actor did a great job and I was delighted when I discovered he's Park Yu Cheon's (from JYJ) little brother! ^^