K-Drama Review: Playful Kiss

Riya Choudhary, Delhi

Playful Kiss is a K-Drama based on the Japanese manga series Itazura na Kiss by Kaoru Tada. The story of this drama revolves around a girl who scores poor grades in studies and has a crush on a handsome boy, who is pretty famous because he is the topper of the school.

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Jung So-min plays the role of Oh Ha-ni, who is not-so-smart when it comes to getting good grades in her academics. She lives with her father who runs a noodle shop. Her mother passed away when she was a child. She has a crush on Baek Seung-jo, played by Kim Hyun-joong and always day-dreams about him. Baek Seung-jo is the topper of the school. She has two best-friends in the school, Dokko Min-ah, played by Yoon Seung-ah and Jung Ju-ri, played by Hong Yoon-hwa. All three of them, score poor grades but they always support each other and are kind at heart. There’s also Lee Tae-seong, who plays the role of Bong Jun-gu, a Busan boy who always tries to win Oh Ha-ni’s affection.

Baek Seung-jo, is handsome and always gets good grades like scoring 500 on 500 in the exams. He lives with his parents and his younger brother. His father runs a gaming company. His family is perfect! His mother, Hwang Geum-hee, played by Jung Hye-young is friendly and cheerful lady. She always stays updated about what his son is doing and is supportive towards him. There’s another girl as the second lead, Lee Si-young who has played the role of Yoon Hae-ra. She is smart like Seung-jo and likes him as well.

One of the funny incidents from the drama is when Oh ha-ni gives a love letter to Seung-jo but ends up getting it back after Seung-jo corrects her grammatical mistakes. A turn-around in the events take place, when Oh Ha-ni’s house collapses due to an earthquake, and she shifts to her father’s friend’s house, which ultimately turns out to be Baek Seung-jo’s house. After that, the drama starts progressing, taking interesting turns when they live in the same house. Eventually Seung-jo falls for Ha-ni and we get to see the cute chemistry between the couple.

If you are Kim Hyun-joong’s fan then it’s a must-watch drama. He is nailing this cold but cute role in this K-drama. I saw this after watching Boys Over Flowers and it is refreshing for me to watch him as the main lead instead of the second lead. For Jung So-min, she is really cute in this K-drama. I enjoyed the scenes where she keeps fantasizing in her mind and daydreams about his crush. She is a lovely daughter, a loyal friend, and a loveable partner. The drama has several mesmerizing OSTs. There are two songs which I particularly liked a lot, one of them is WILL YOU KISS ME sung by G.NA and another one is ONE MORE TIME sung by Kim Hyun-joong. Playful Kiss is a drama filled with emotions of love and sadness, family relations and friendships. It is funny to see how the relationship between the lead pair unfolds. As an amazing rom-com, this drama attracted even more viewers after the series completed, such that the show makers aired special episodes on youtube later. Do let me know your views about this K-drama.

26 Comments Add yours

  1. I have watched the Thai version of Playful kiss and it was so amazing! But I’m a huge fan of Kim Hyun joong so I’ll watch the korean version too soon

    1. Thankyou so much

  2. Bala says:

    My first kdrama which started my love for Kpop. Well written!!

    1. Thankyou so much

  3. shipra09 says:

    I’m gettinf nostalgias while watching this article 😢😢😢. It was one of my favourite k drama. Kim hyung joong just melt my heart like always ❤

    1. Thankyou so much

  4. DK says:

    Its story is kinda interesting. Will watch it from today. Want more reviews in this genre

    1. Thankyou

  5. Pari says:

    Missing those time when this kim Hyun Joong exists. Wanna see his more kdramas.

    1. Thankyou so much

  6. Like!! Really appreciate you sharing this blog post.Really thank you! Keep writing.

    1. Thankyou very much

  7. Anonymous says:

    My first ROm com 💕

    1. i feel same.. thankyou

  8. Nousheen Fatima says:

    My first ever kdrama and really enjoyed watching it…..

    1. Thankyou

  9. Sonia Bangera says:

    Well written!😍👏🏻❤ Kim Hyun-joong Fans must watch it.. Lovely drama🥰❤

    1. Thankyou so much

  10. Deepika_Melody says:

    This drama is almost most of the kdrama fans first drama 😍. Kim hyunjoong is a princess 😘. This Article explains the drama so well 💙

    1. Thankyou so much. Glad you liked it

  11. shipra09 says:

    Very good review. On point. I could relate every explanation 😅😅😅

    1. Thankyou

  12. Chirag rana says:

    The show is so good. I really like the character of kim hyun jong. Loved the article.

    1. Thankyouu

  13. Ishank says:

    One of the cutest and enjoyable drama.. well written review. Hope you do more like it.

    1. Thankyouu

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