Playing on the goggle box at Hello Hallyu's "headquarters" is the new KBS drama Flowers for My Life. Cha Tae-hyun (My Sassy Girl) and Kang Hye-jeong plays an unlikely couple brought together by the most bizarre twist of events. Cha Tae-hyun plays Yoon Ho-sang, a typical good for nothing bum, stumbling along with his nondescript life. Life took a dramatic turn when he, (a) takes on the identity of a rich man, (b) meets Na Hana (Kang Hye-jeong), a girl looking for a rich man who's dying so as to inherit his wealth, and (c) eventually falling in love with Hana. These ingredients add up to make a really campy and hilarious drama.
Having watched just 5 episodes of the drama, and I have to say that Flowers for My Life is one of the better romantic comedies after 2006's The Man in the Vineyard. The posturing from both Ho-sang and Hana lead to situations which really cracked me up. Flowers for My Life is a light-hearted drama with lots of laughs and fun. This is one drama that doesn't try too hard to be a good, cause discerning viewers will know its true value once the drama starts playing.
Although it is too early to make a rating call, Hello Hallyu highly recommends Flowers for My Life to everyone who's looking for a drama that doesn't pretend to be something it isn't and doing all the rights things that it was trying to achieve. Kudos to KBS, its director and scriptwriter.