Playful Kiss

I’m surprised that this series has really low ratings in Korea right now. Playful Kiss is a korean drama that is based off of the popular manga Itazura na Kiss (It Started With a Kiss) by Oobayashi Miyuki.

  • Title: 장난스런 키스 / Jangnanseureon Kiss / Mischievous Kiss
  • Also known as: Playful Kiss, Naughty Kiss
  • Genre: Romance, School
  • Episodes: 16 + Special 7 episode web series
  • Broadcast Network: MBC
  • Related TV shows: Itazura na KissIt Started with a Kiss
  • Synopsis: Oh Ha Ni is a clumsy student who falls for the perfectionist, Baek Seung Jo. However, Seung Jo is indifferent towards her and rejects her love. When Ha Ni’s house collapses, she and her father moves into his long-time friend’s house. It turns out that Seung Jo is the friend’s son and Ha Ni is given the opportunity to be near the guy she loves. Will she be able to move Seung Jo’s heart?

I suspected it was going to be a hit since the series so was popular.  I guess Hyun Joong’s looks weren’t good enough to bring in ratings (just kidding).  The plot is actually great, it just hasn’t built up yet.  From memory I remember everything dragged until the climatic “Playful Kiss”.  It is the epic kiss that changes everything. (It’s in episode 6, but it’s not as epic in the Korean version).

From watching a few episodes I’m getting a lot of Goong (Princess Hours) vibes from this and a little bit of Boys Over Flowers (both very popular series), which makes me even curious as to why it isn’t doing well rating wise.  Luckily the series is a hit among numerous other countries resulting in it’s broadcasting rights being sold to 12 countries.

Anyways, the series is good and fun to watch. Korean drama addicts will love it.  ‘Nuff said.

My Rating: (4/5)

Credits: Dramawiki
You can watch this series over at Viki.

Also, check out the special web series, which is the continuation of the drama.

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~ by misunderst0od on September 17, 2010.

One Response to “Playful Kiss”

  1. […] a continuation of the Playful Kiss kdrama which is being released in web series format on Youtube.  It shows the couple after the […]

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