Happy Sisters – KDrama Review
I have to say I have been totally sidetracked by A Love So Beautiful, a Chinese drama, that I have lost much of my appetite for Korean dramas lately. I did try to watch a few and can’t really get into them but for some reason this new Korean drama, Happy Sisters, managed to piqued my interest.
Actually I first watched it while waiting for the twit (from Twitter) from Noumi that ALSB has been subbed. Oh the time I had waited for the English subs!!! Well worth it.
Anyway, I began to watch Happy Sisters., thinking what is this?!!! There was that monstrous looking mother-in-law, the lead girls where ajumma (older lady) looking. I have to confess that I like my leads to be young, drop-dead gorgeous or famous. But the actresses who played the two sisters Ye-eun and Sang-eun, though not unpretty, were not the leading lady material of the more highly sought dramas I am used to.
But I was pleasantly surprised. I have to admit that I have fast-forwarded a lot of the scenes from the first 7 episodes and concentrating mainly in the stories of the two sisters. By episode 8 I am totally hooked and even loving the monstrous mother-in-law.
- Shim Yi-young as Yoon Ye-eun
- Han Young as Yoon Sang-eun
- Oh Dae-gyu as Choi Jae-woong
- Kang Seo-joon as Lee Jin-seop
- Lee Shi-kang as Min Hyung-joo
- Ban So-young as Jo Hwa-young
Ye-eun is the younger sister, who has been married for seven years to Jin-Seob, who is having an affair with his personal assistant, Hwa-young.
Sang-eun is the older sister who got into so much debt that in desperation entered into a contract marriage with a prosperous plastic surgeon, Jae-woong, who is not interested with a traditional marriage but just to give a mother figure to his beloved daughter.
In the background at the moment is a young good-looking man by the name of Hyung-joo, who met Ye-eun by accident and taken her to the hospital. He found Ye-eun rather interesting.
The real fun began (episode 10) during the wedding of Sang-eun and Jae-woong. Hwa-young gave Jin Seob his final warning of not attending his sister-in-law’s wedding or else all hell will break loose. But Hwa-young attended anyway as he is expected to walk the bride down the aisle.
Hwa-young was a feisty woman, who refused to be thwarted, so she sent a couple of selfies with her and Jin Seob in bed together to Ye-eun.
At this same moment, Hyung-joo, who happened to be a good friend of the groom spied Ye-eun in the bridal welcoming party. As he approached her, Ye-eun just walked passed him in a rather agitated mood that Hyung-joo fallowed her. There he witnessed Ye-eun husband confessing his love to his mistress, while Ye-eun was catatonic in shock in a nearby wall.