My Lovely Girl / My Loveable Girl / Too Lovely Girl for Me Episode 1 Review
Rain’s much-awaited comeback on the small screen is here. I was never one to harp on unusual drama pairings so him being paired up with the much younger Krystal isn’t an issue to me. The plot is something we have heard of before, or read somewhere so it’s hardly new material. But they did include certain twists to the characters that made the first episode a success and made me want to watch the next.
The starts on an intense note. Lee Hyun Wook (Rain) is driving in a car. Her girlfriend, Yoon So Eun, is arguing with him. And by the train of conversation, So Eun seems to be jealous over something. When she turned on the car’s radio, a song Hyun Wook made blasted from it. So Eun heard rumors about Hyun Wook sleeping with the singer of the song and that’s what’s eating her away.
Tired of their fight, Hyun Wook pulled over to calm himself down. So Eun stayed in the car. A car passing by suddenly burst one of its tires and swerved, colliding with a car in front. A truck passing by on the opposite lane collided with the cars and skidded to where Hyun Wook’s car is. Before he can get So Eun out of the car, the truck already hit them, fatally wounding So Eun.
Get Hyun Wook’s Shoes (Rain Shoes):
Unipair Carmina Boots, 679,000 Won
Hyun Wook’s jacket here is from All Saints, his jeans are from a brand called Union Bay.
Three years later:
Time jump to three years later, we see Yoon Se Na (Krystal) in the back alley of some club. She was feeding a stray cat when two guys came. Se Na is in deep trouble so she grabbed her guitar and stuff from the club and ran away.
It’s too early to determine what Se Na’s style is. But judging from this look, we’ll be seeing more casual looks from her.
Get Yoon Se Na’s Blouse (Krystal Blouse):
Thursday Island Plaid Shirt, $119.00
Get Yoon Se Na’s Sneakers (Krystal Sneakers):
Puma Sophia Chang Basket Classic Sneakers, CHF 130,000
Her jeans are from a brand called istkunst.
Shin Hae Yoon (Cha Ye Ryun) was a busy bee. She manages ANA corporation, a music company. She got a call from someone saying they have found Hyun Wook already.
As expected from a corporate girl, she’s dressed to the nines. That heart-printed blouse softened up her extremely corporate look.
Get Shin Hae Yoon’s Necklace (Cha Ye Ryun Necklace):
Vintage Hollywood Chain Tassel Necklace, 100,000 Won
Her blazer is from Pierre Balmain, her skirt is from Caroline Herrera,
Hae Yoon found Hyun Wook. He’s been holing up in Jeju, farming a small piece of land and living in relative seclusion. Hae Yoon asked him why he hasn’t contacted them for years. She urged Hyun Wook to go back. With his talent in song writing, he can make lots of money. But Hyun Wook only said he’s not interested in earning money.
Hyun Wook’s shirt here is from C.P Company, his pants are from Tommy Hilfiger and his bracelet is from Mori.
When Hae Yoon left, a phone suddenly rang in Hyun Wook’s house. He opened a box and there it is – a smartphone with its screen partially broken. I’m assuming this is So Eun’s phone because the caller is Se Na.
After escaping the thugs, Se Na came to a park. She talked to the other end of the phone as if someone’s really listening. I’m assuming she’s speaking to her dead sister as if she’s still alive, telling her about the scenery at the park and how she wished her sister’s still there with her so she won’t feel that alone.
Se Na is a tough cookie. She managed to find a place to temporarily stay – her friend Joo Hong’s place. She asked Joo Hong is she can borrow her name in the mean time so she can delude the thugs that keep on tracking her.
Se Na’s bag is from Jerome Dreyfuss.
Hyun Wook went to the phone company the next day to have the call tracked. But the lady told him that’s unusual because there isn’t anything logged and told him he must have made a mistake.
Hyun Wook’s cardigan here is from Philipp Plein and his pants are from McQ Alexander McQueen.
Se Na managed to start anew at a hotel. She now works at the poolside area. She’s showing prowess in music too, calming a crying kid by playing music using wine glasses.
Having failed to track down the phone, Hyun Wook hired an investigator to find Se Na. While talking to a friend in a bar, he heard the same song he and So Eun fought over three years ago. The song brought unwanted memories to Hyun Wook and caused him to have a momentary panic attack. Turned out he didn’t come away from the accident completely unscathed.
There’s really not much to say about Hyun Wook’s style since it looks very utilitarian. But he does accessories a lot.
Hyun Wook’s blazer is from Tommy Hilfiger, his shirt is from Neil Barrett and his pants are from Nudie Jeans.
Se Na’s shoes here are from Manas.
Hyun Wook owns a dog, Dal Bong. The dog saw Se Na and was immediately taken with her. Hyun Wook and Se Na meet for the first time at the poolside area. He didn’t recognize her because Se Na goes by the name Joo Hong.
Get Hyun Wook’s Long Cardigan (Rain Cardigan):
Siero Long Cardigan, 211, 650 Won
His shirt is from Zara Homme and his pants are from PLAC Jeans.
Dal Bong was so smitten with Se Na that Hyun Wook decided to hire her to take care of his dog while he’s gone.
Ooh I love the clustered necklaces Hae Yoon is wearing here!
Hae yoon’s skirt is from Aquilano Rimondi and her necklaces are all from Didier Dubot.
Hae Yoon found out Hyun Wook is staying at the hotel where Infinite Power, ANA’s talent, is having a concert. She visited Hyun Wook just in time to see him leave the dog to Se Na.
Se Na was doing quite well with Dal Bong until she fed him a sausage. Dal Bong went unconscious and had to be hospitalized. The sausage was removed but the doctor found out the dog has terminal cancer. He advised Hyun Wook not to have it treated as it might only shorten the life of the dog.
Get Hyun Wook’s Shirt:
Series Button Down Shirt, 139,000 Won
His pants are also from Series, his bracelet is from Mori and his shoes are from Unipair.
Get Hyun Wook’s Sweater (Rain Striped Sweater):
Stone Island Striped Sweater, 467,000 Won
His pants are from C.P. Company and his shoes are from Comme des Garcons.
We get a flashback as to how Hyun Wook came to have Dal Bong. The dog was So Eun’s pet.
Despite Se Na’s earlier mishap with the dog, Hyun Wook still hired her to take good care of Dal Bong. He dished out a string of instructions on what the dog can eat, to Se Na’s annoyance.
Hyun Wook’s shirt is from DKNY.
After her shift at the hotel, Se Na works on her music.
There’s the ubiquitous mandarin-collared top again. It seems to be a big thing in Kdramas as of late.
Enter Infinite Power! And of course, two of the members are from the real Infinite – Hoya and L!
The detective Hyun Wook tasked to find Se Na proved to be useful. He found where she’s staying. Hyun Wook didn’t waste time and went there right away.
Infinite Power’s concert went without a hitch. But after the party, Shi Woo (L) spotted his crush, Yoo Ra Eum flirting with the other member (Hoya). He’s so pissed off, he drank a lot.
Meanwhile, Hyun Wook has been waiting for someone to come home to the apartment where Se Na is staying. The real Joo Hong arrived but denied she knows Se Na’s whereabouts.
As for Se Na, she has been taking care of Dal Bong until she saw an opportunity to sneak in her recorded music. She asked a co-worker to take care of Dal Bong for a bit. But the leash on Dal Bong suddenly broke. The next thing she knows, the dog is gone.
Hyun Wook came back to the hotel to see his father waiting for him. The father is the president of the company where Hae Yoon works. And by the looks of it, they aren’t that close.
Get Hyun Wook’s Jacket (Rain Jacket):
Napapijiri Amboul Jacket, 235,000 Won
While Se Na is trying to sneak her CD in a service cart to give to the management, she accidentally overheard Shi Woo and Ra Eum talking at the balcony. Hyun Wook confessed but she rejected him.
He eventually found Se Na lurking in a corner. He saw the CD and Se Na confessed it’s hers. Maliciously, Shi Woo dragged her to the stage where everyone is and introduced Se Na as an inspiring song writer. Before he can play the song though, Se Na stopped him and slapped his cheek.Set featured image
After the confrontation with Shi Woo, Se Na has another hurdle to pass: Hyun Wook, who just found out his dog’s missing. He lashed out on Se Na for being derelict in her duties. Se Na, who has already endured a lot as of late, burst out and told him why she has to be blamed for everything.
The manager saw her arguing with Hyun Wook though. She was fired right after even though Dal Bong was already found.
Hyun Wook got a call from the detective again. He told her Se Na is working in the hotel Hyun Wook is staying out and goes by the name Joo Hong. Frantic, Hyun Wook asked for her but she’s already gone.
Can we have more of this look on Se Na, chaebalyo? It’s actually reminiscent to her very first outfit in The Heirs (if you guys still remember).
Get Yoon Se Na’s Cardigan (Krystal Cardigan):
A.P.C. Thin Cardigan, 180 €
Get Yoon Se Na’s Blouse (Krystal Blouse):
Get Yoon Se Na’s Skirt (Krystal Skirt):
Get Yoon Se Na’s Sneakers (Krystal Sneakers):
Hollyshop Platform Sneakers, 29,000 Won
Her canvas tote is from Americal Apparel.
Hyun Wook found her at the bus stop. When he called the number again, he saw Se Na pick up her phone and answer.