I’m playing catch-up on the Korean DVDs I bought. I’ve just fnished Foxy Lady, starring Chon Jung-myung, Ko Hyun-jung, who starred in the recent dramas Cinderella Sisters (currently showing in KBS) and H.I.T. (currently Channel 825) respectively.
This is another romance by MBS, following the very successful formula of My Lovely Sam Soon, but lacks the punch of the latter drama. I thought lead actress Ko Hyun Jung resembles Kim Sun Ah, but lacks her charisma.
Before there was cougar in the US, Korea had the fox in 2006 in this older woman-younger man romantic drama.
Single 33 year-old Go Byeong Hee works as a reporter for a sex magazine. 24-year-old Park Chui Su, mechanic and world traveler, is the younger brother of Byeong Hee’s best friend. He’s a free spirit and not concerned with what the world thinks. On the night after Byeong Hee found out that her first love is actually gay, the two old family friends get drunk and wake up in bed together. Go Byeong Hee wants to forget it ever happened, especially since a good marriage prospect has just made an appearance in the form of a Urologist, Dr Bae Hee Myung. Unbeknownst to her, Park Chui Su has been carrying a torch for her since young and wants to pursue her. Their courtship attracts the usual cliche of older woman-younger man barks from the public. In one scene, she is mistaken as his aunt on a date.
Meanwhile, Byeong Hee’s sister, Jun Hee, 25, an aspiring model is being ‘sponsored’ by an eccentric widower who is 17 years older. She resembles his late wife. She falls in love with him but he rejects her.
The sisters’ mother is troubled by her daughters’ romances and prefers the doctor for a son-in-law. Park Chui Su then decides to break off with Byeong Hee when he receives his enlistment notice.
Personally, I cannot understand how she can choose Park over the Dr Bae, who is charming and witty, not to mention rich and successful (money and career do make a man appears more attractive). In comparison, Park behaves childishly, throwing tantrums.
Still, the show has its tender moments and I enjoyed watching it.