Playful Kiss is based on the popular Japanese Manga Itazura Na Kiss. It originally aired in Korea in 2010, so I know that my love for the series is late, but nevertheless strong. The show centers around Oh Hai Ni played by Jung So Min and Baek Seung Jo played by Kim Hyun Joong. The entire series is streaming on Netflix and available widely on DVD.
Oh Hai Ni looking super cute.
Baek Seung Jo looking dapper as all hell.
First Episode BreakdownThe story starts off with innocent highschooler Oh Hai Ni daydreaming about an innocent kiss with Baek Seung Jo. When she awakens she is tormented with how she should cope with this crush.
Diligently awaiting a response Oh Hai Ni is surprised when BSJ confronts her at school in front of everyone during a break between classes. BSJ hands her a note. Hai Ni is very happy to have gottn a response so quickly and fervently opens it.
What an asshole! How can he be so cruel? Surely that huge brain of his is capable of feeling emotion, right?
Like I mentioned earlier, I was done for after the first episode. You will be too. With it's campy flavor and Backstreet Boys-esque soundtrack, you can't help but feel for Hai Ni and hate BSJ.
Stay tuned for a review of the series as a whole. As well, as fun show inspired posts.