Sunday, February 14, 2016
"Healing dramas" is a term tossed around a lot lately. The idea is that dramas are no longer just about fleeting pleasures and fairytale stories, but about showing real human pain and soothing the viewers' soul through the characters working out their issues. Unfortunately, the term is just a way of sugar-coating the bad habit of every drama, even those in light genres turning into a tear-fest. "Bubble Gum" has a lot of quality to it, but it ends a different drama to what it starts out as.
Park Ri-hwan (Lee Dong-wook) and Kim Haeng-ah (Jeong Ryeo-won) have been friends since childhood. After Haeng-ah's father died from cancer, she moved in with Ri-hwan and his mother, Park Seon-yeong (Bae Jong-ok). As Haeng-ah is in the process of breaking up with her boyfriend, feelings start developing between her and Ri-hwan. At the same time, a big change arrives which will affect their life and romance.
Full Article: [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Bubble Gum".