Fated to Love You Episode 1 Review
If this Korean version of Fated to Love You followed the original Taiwanese version closely, it’s bound to be a great drama. It also doesn’t hurt that they cast Jang Na Ra and Jang Hyuk, who first got together in the drama Bright Girl.
The story started with Jang Hyuk’s character, businessman and mogul, Lee Gun, interrupting a commercial filming that stars Emergency Couple’s Clara and demonstrating how it’s supposed to be done. I think this scene is a parody of Jang Hyuk’s previous real life commercial. Lol.
Far from the image of a staid and serious CEO, Lee Gun seems to be more of the loony sort – breaking into scary guffaws every now and then with his secretary. He also unfortunately comes from a dysfunctional brood. He is the sole heir to a long-standing clan and everyone expects him to marry and produce an heir soon.
Jang Na Ra plays the role of Kim Mi Young, an average office worker. She’s a bit of a push-over as everyone in the office asks for favors and sends her on errands without her uttering a single word of complaint. She just can’t take saying no to them. Hence, this has earned her the moniker “sticky note girl” (people just leave sticky notes on her and she does the errands written in them).
Love her simple and functional style here. Thankfully, despite her timid personality, she doesn’t seem to shy away from bold colors. Take, for example, her hot pink cropped pants. I have a nearly identical pair of oxford shoes too so that probably explains my affinity for her style. Lol.
The only people who doesn’t see her as merely an errand girl is her co-worker Jeon Ji Yeon and Lawyer Min.
Lee Gun’s grandmother has been pestering him to get married and reproduce as the clan has already given them an ultimatum. Gun just laughed it out confidently and said that’s about to happen since his girlfriend, Nam Se Ra, is arriving from abroad soon.
Se Ra is indeed on her way to S. Korea. On the same flight as her is Daniel, played by Emergency Couple’s Choi Jin Hyuk.
Mi Young picked up some candies from the candy store, an errand she’s doing for one of her officemates. She was on her way back when she saw a toddler go near the escalator. She tried to run after her but bumped into two kids holding canisters filled with balls instead. She slipped and bumped into Lee Gun, who was admiring the engagement ring he bought for Se Ra earlier. The engagement ring rolled and went into the animal play pen.
It was so theatrical! Look at Gun’s facial expressions!
They eventually retrieved the engagement ring and Kim Mi Young went back to the office. Everyone’s waiting for her as they are about to draw lots on who’s going to win a trip to Macau. Mi Young won!
Se Ra’s back earlier than expected. She plays the role of a ballerina but her style off the stage is more edgy than girly chic. She layered a leather vest over a hoodie and wore tattered cut offs to prove her point.
Get Nam Se Ra’s Hoodie:
Codes-Combine Hooded Sweater, 130,380 Won
Get Nam Se Ra’s Headband:
Kate n Kelly Glittered Elastic Band, 24,000 Won
Mi Young’s love life is as dry as a desert so she’s wondering who to bring with her.
Get Kim Mi Young’s Shirt:
Sisley Shirt, 102,790 Won
She asked Lawyer Min as the guy has been paying a lot of attention to her lately.
Also, how adorable is this yellow and green combo? She also wore a pair of mary janes with socks.
And then Macau happened! Lee Gun has been setting up the place to make it ready for his proposal to Se Ra.
Mi Young, accompanied by Lawyer Min, also arrived. It also looks like she prepared for the occasion as she’s decked out in florals. Lol.
Get Kim Mi Young’s Dress:
JIYU Floral Dress, 97,200 Won
Get Kim Mi Young’s Earrings:
Get Kim Mi Young’s Luggage:
Samsonite Sunflower SP 65/24 Sky Blue Luggage, 300,000 Won
Get Kim Mi Young’s Bag:
Bruno Magli Tote, 371,000 Won
I smell trouble. These two have been spying on Lee Gun.
Mi Young’s romantic getaway isn’t going the way she expected it. Lawyer Min went off on his own. She found this fountain area and was surprised to hear a person practicing his proposal on the other side. It’s Lee Gun. He’s rehearsing what he is going to say to Se Ra.
In the midst of it, Mi Young choked suddenly and found a bottle of beverage floating in the fountain. It was the same bottle the two spies prepared earlier. She drank it and hid.