I usually refrain from posting personal content on this blog, but I thought I’d share a little bit of my weekend. Here in the states, it snowed a lot. Winter Storm Jonas dumped a ton of snow across the mid-Atlantic states, and I was one of them. Suffice to say, it’s been a grueling weekend of clearing roofs, cars, and sidewalks. The picture I took doesn’t really do any justice to the amount of snow we received. Last time I checked, we were at 24 inches of snow. There was a lot of wind whipping around Saturday night, so we had a ton of snow drifts. It was also snowing til nearly midnight, so our totals were much closer to 30 inches after all was said and done.
So, that’s roughly 30 inches of the fluffy, white stuff. I absolutely enjoy winter. I was born in December, so this was a winter paradise to me… until I had to shovel and shovel and shovel some more. We were running out of places to put the snow, so I’m definitely feeling it in my back the past two days. So, yes, this part is not a winter paradise.
But while I was cooped up inside and unable to travel (most roads were restricted to travel unless you were an emergency vehicle), I ended up on Drama Fever and binge-watched High End Crush.
Ever since watching Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, I’ve had a little bit of a thing for Jung Il Woo. The kimchi kiss still gives me butterflies. Gosh, this guy has great kiss scenes, and High End Crush is no different. Our leads have chemistry — it sizzles! It’s a story of opposites attracting — the cute Yoo Yi Ryung who is a total country girl. She lives high in the mountains. It’s so remote that she doesn’t have electricity. She doesn’t have neighbors. Literally, this girl has been living in the dark ages alone with her grandfather.
And then we Choi Sae Hoon (Jung Il Woo) who is a rich CEO of an entertainment company. He’s a bit abrasive, always has to get his way, and doesn’t always think before he opens his mouth, but he’s a man with good intentions. Deep down, he’s actually a pretty adorable guy. He’s not psychotic and doesn’t endlessly manhandle the woman he likes. But, he is determined to recruit Yi Ryung, who doesn’t really seem interested in his offer at all.
I think the shining star of this short series is Lee Shi Un. His character is comedic gold. You’re laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll sympathize with him. But most of you, you’ll feel his frustration and stress the most. Section Chief Heo is Sae Hoon’s right hand man at the company. He’s put through the ringer day in and day out. How any of his sanity is still in tact is a mystery to me. All I know is that Jung Il Woo and Lee Shi Un were perfectly matched to bicker and work together in this drama. A++ to the folks who casted these two.
Best of all, each series is 16 minutes and under. Each episode averages about 15 1/2 minutes, and with only 20 episodes, this is a no-brainer, binge-watch. So if you’re looking for a romantic comedy where opposites attract and you’re seriously pressed for time, check out High End Crush. It was so much fun. There was a small amount of drama, but this was a far cry from a melodrama. It’s mostly upbeat and you’ll catch yourself smiling subconsciously from ear to ear. Since this isn’t a review, I’ll cut this short so that I don’t spoil anything. If you’ve enjoyed the short-episode format like in Noble, My Love, you really should enjoy the pacing in High End Crush. There’s enough room for character development, and it doesn’t feel like we’re forever running around in circles, which can sometimes be the case in lengthy, dramatic dramas.
The perks of this drama is that you can finish it in less than 4 hours. Score!