New Review: Bride of the Century (2014)

Poster for Korean Drama Bride of the Century showing Lee Hong Gi and Yang Jin Sung.

Two scheming mothers, a family curse and a ghost are part of a story in which a chaebol heir (Lee Hong Gi, You’re Beautiful) falls for the lookalike impostor (Yang Jin Sung) of his intended bride. This is a strongly plot-driven drama with an abundance of twists and turns that keep you glued to the screen. Funny, romantic, suspenseful (but not scary) with a touch of fantasy like the best of classic K-dramas. After episode 13, it becomes more melodramatic and the female lead’s actions become less comprehensible. The road to the happy ending is much longer than it should be – like in other older K-dramas. Up to episode 13: excellent. Rest: good.