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Secret Garden- Korean Drama Review

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          November 2010- January 2011

          Ha Ji Won - Gil Ra-Im
          Hyun Bin- Kim Joo-won
          Yoon Sang Hyun - Choi Woo Young / Oska
          Kim Sa Rang - Yoon Seul
          Lee Phillip - Director Im Jong Soo
          Yoo In Na - Im Ah Young

Annyeonghaseyo! OMG. Did I just say that?! Haha. Well, this is the latest Korean drama that I have been watching for the past two three days and I am so loving it! I still am in the 9th episode but I plan to finish this within this week. Hyun Bin is just so gorgeous, OMG! (^-^)

There goes Joo Won talking down on Ra Im again. He still can't accept the fact
that he has fallen for her. (*-*)

Hyun Bin as Kim Joo Won. He's also the lead actor in My Lovely Sam Soon.

Ha Ji Won as Gil Ra Im. Familiar? Coz she's also starred in
Empress Ki, Memories of Bali, Sex is Zero to name a few.

Anyway, for those who aren't familiar with this Korean series, Secret Garden was released November 2010 and ran until January 2011. It stars Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won as Kim Joo Won and Gil Ra Im respectively. This Korean drama was also released in a local channel two years back I think and again, was replayed. If I'm not mistaken, this is still airing right now in GMA.

It's the story of a poor and humble stuntwoman, Gil Ra Im and an eccentric and arrogant company president, Kim Joo Won. He was smitten by her charm but tried to deny it even to himself. To make things even more complicated, they have switched bodies after visiting a ''Mystical Garden" in Jeju Island!

Ra Im in Joo Won's body and Joo Won in Ra Im's. 

Imagine the kilig and laughter that I've been having because of this series. My most faves so far were Joo Won's moments as Ra Im. Dang, he's one helluva actor! And Ra Im as Joo Won? Pak na pak!

Alright, I 'll stop there. I don't want to be a spoiler for those who haven't seen this series yet. This was such a big hit in South Korea and won several awards both in SBS Drama Awards in 2010 and in the 47th Paeksang Arts Awards.

While I am not a hard-core Korean fan, I do appreciate them still and I would recommend this series with four of my thumbs up! This is really a feel-good drama that you should not miss watching.

Ladies, has anyone seen this Korean series already? Oh please DON'T tell me how it ended! Haha. But feel free to share with us your opinions/ violent reactions if there's any. Also, do recommend other Korean series that I can watch after I'm finished with Hyun Bin. (^-^)




07/15/2015 Update:

 I am now on the 13th episode and since the TV's acting up, I have to be contented watching this on a smaller screen. LOL.

I really can't wait to finish this series. I wonder when will Joo Won's evil mother stop?? And will Kim Joo Woon come to his senses? How can he just offer this temporary-set-up to Ra Im? She deserves more than that. Ugh!

Alright, I'll go back to watching now. Tata!

07/18/2015 Update:

I have already finished watching 'Secret Garden'! (^o^) Omo.. this would be my other top favourite from now on. It'd be a tie between 'My Love from the Star'! I have loved Hyun Bin during his 'My Name is Kim Sam Soon' days and now, I love him even more! And those kids, they're so cuteee! (Oops..Spoiler!)

Also, I have been listening to Hyun Bin's version of 'That Man' (그 남자). This is the first time that I was smitten by a Korean song, to be honest. Ghad, I didn't know that this gorgeous guy can also sing! Why so hot, so handsome and so loveable, Hyun Bin? Why??

Next would be 'The World That They Live In'. That was his series with his now ex-girlfriend, Song Hye Kyo. Oh my, can't wait to start!
That's it for now. Cheers gorgeous ladies! 


  1. Hello Mommy Charm! This is one of my Kdrama favourites! I'm not gonna tell you what will happen next haha. If you like romantic comedy, watch My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, Emergency Couple and My Love from Another Star :) BTW, your post just makes me want to build another blog solely for Korean and Japanese dramas!

    1. I love My Love from the Star! Haven't watched My Girlfriend is a Gumiho and even Emergency Couple so those would be on my list. Thanks a bunch Miss Milet!

      And oh, about the Korean blog, yes please! I am sure you'll get tons of readers since Filipinos have been smitten by these Korean stars and culture!


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