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23Dec/060

7 Things Women Should Know About Men

From: My Name Is Kim Sam-Soon

  1. Good men aren't good looking.
  2. Good looking men are jerks.
  3. Good looking men who aren't jerks are already married.
  4. Good looking men with good personality and single...are poor.
  5. Good looking, nice, single and rich men...aren't interested in us.
  6. Men who are good looking, nice, single, rich, and interested in us...are players.
  7. Good looking, nice, single, rich men who interested in us, and aren't players...are gay.
13Dec/060

My Name Is Kim Sam-Soon (2005)

My Name Is Kim Sam-Soon

A.K.A.: My Lovely Sam Soon
Korean Title: 내 이름은 김삼순 (Nae Ireumeun Kim Sam-soon)
Vietnamese Title: Toi Ten La Kim Sam-Soon
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Starring: Kim Sun Ah, Hyun Bin, Jeong Ryeo-won, Daniel Henney
Screenwriter: Kim Do Woo
Director: Kim Yoon Chul
Episodes: 16
MPAA: PG

Synopsis
For all average girls in the world...
According to a research, 73% of Korean women believe that they are fat. That's seven out of ten. Our lead character Kim Sam-Soon is not an exception. She just gained 7kg after having her heart broken.
She is a 29-year-old single who has an average life. She didn't go to college. She doesn't have her own apartment or a car. She doesn't have a boyfriend. Although she has baker's license, she got fired last Christmas Eve. She is one of us.
Women like her dream of romance that happens only in the movies, but they also know that it won't happen to them. They believe that they'll be happy as single if they love their work. Many of them dream of traveling the world for their whole lives. Sometimes they flutter when younger men try to flirt with them. They begin to feel pressured because they are afraid of aging. They still dream of something big happening though, something that will awake their forgotten dreams.
Source: Hancinema

Rating: A (Excellent)
Rewatch Factor: High
Comment: If you love "Bridget Jones's Diary" then you will surely love this drama. It's smart, funny, and relatable. Kim Sun Ah is extremely convincing in the role of a vulgar yet lovable female protagonist who is struggling with career, love, and weight. Additionally, there is definitely great on-screen sparks between Kim Seon-Ah and Hyun Bin. So do not pass out on this hilariously entertaining drama that will surely light up a smile on anyone's face!