Assalamualaikum pretty ladies!
I know it's weird that a beauty blog is reviewing a drama but don't worry, this will be a short one as I just don't think I'm a very good critic when it comes to dramas or movies.
I'm a big fan of Korean Dramas, just because Korean Entertainment is IN at the moment doesn't mean that I'm on a bandwagon to follow and love anything Korean-related. For starters, I don't like their cuisine as they consist mostly seafood, so bringing me to a Korean-cuisine restaurant isn't a good idea, but I do tolerate their Kimbaps.
And amongs all Korean dramas, they are almost the same as beauty cult products. For example, I could relate the drama "Secret Garden" to Revlon's Lip Butter. A lot says good things about it, swears by it, but when I watched this drama, it was to me, very disappointing, I couldn't find any climax watching this drama that have Han Ji Won and Hyun Bin as their main characters.
Anyways, this drama which is called "King 2 Hearts" is a drama that happens in a fictional world where South and North Korea seems to be in a good term with each other. So here's the plot for this drama:
"The King 2 Hearts is set in an alternate universe where modern-day South Korea is governed by a constitutional monarchy descended from the Joseon Dynasty. Lee Jae-ha is a handsome yet materialistic crown prince who doesn't care about politics and feels total reluctance to being the second in line to the throne. Lee Jae-kang, the current king, tricked him into joining a joint military collaboration with North Korea as a means to help "make him grow up".
Meanwhile, Kim Hang-ah is a North Korean Special Forces Officer who is also the daughter of a North Korean military high command official. Both Jae-ha and Hang-ah meet at the joint military training, a crucial part in establishing friendly relations between the two separate countries. Although the two met each other with a fiery disposition, Jae-ha unwittingly sparks a friendship with Hang-ah and he subsequently falls in love with her. Soon, an arranged marriage is set up between the two and they eventually become engaged. While they attempt to set their differences aside and build a growing relationship, things suddenly take a turn for the worse when King Jae-kang and his wife were assassinated in cold blood by the devious Club M, who are led by John Meyer/Kim Bong-gu, a mysterious magician who wishes to remove the Royal Family and rule in their stead. Now crowned the new King of South Korea, Jae-ha must learn to be responsible and protect the country before it is too late."
So, at first I didn't expect to really like this drama because the main characters aren't really my favorite which are Lee Seung Gi and Han Ji Won, lol. But then, the drama is right for them, it's a very good drama that I actually stayed up late for 3 days just so I could finish it.
What I can say is that the plot is very creative, although there's a few lame twist, especially the princess' love interest but then the storyline is so intense that there are a few times that I actually cried and sometimes the scenes are somewhat interesting and I felt like I want to punch the John Mayer character in the face. That's how intense the drama it is and I seriously am falling for Lee Seung Gi as he masks a character that seems so serious and intelligence unlike his character from when he was acting in "My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho".
I guess this is one of the best drama I've seen so I'm giving this a 4.5 stars.