Lee Min Jung was the reason I started this drama. She’s is a pretty versatile and likable actress. The first time I saw her was when she was in the awful drama, Boys Over Flowers. Although her role was more antagonistic, I remember thinking that I liked this actress. I’m glad she was able to break out of supporting roles and play leads afterwards. I think most of her dramas that I’ve seen have all been fun to watch. All About My Romance is interesting in that well first of all, I have a really bad impression of all politicians. I think they’re all greedy scums and the idea of them actually have love for someone seems sort of foreign. But I think this drama made it believable enough. Unlike in the real world, you have politicians that are blunt and honest and will rebel against their own part as the main lead, Kim Soo Young (Shin Ha Kyun) did.
When Soo Young first appeared, I was just thinking who the hell would like someone like him. Rude and sort of derpy. But the steady development of his relationship with Noh Min Young (Lee Min Jung) is well plotted out and fun to watch. Soo Young and Min Young are in opposing parties but their outspoken honesty brings them together and helps them slowly take on and overcome the corruption in the system together. Soo Young is a bit of an eccentric man, almost crazy sometimes. Seeing him rant and yell at people just makes my day. I love how he hates the people in his party and pokes fun at them all the time. He seems impossible to show any love at first but it’s sort of sweet how he acts like a puppy when he realizes he likes Min Young a lot. He still talks sort of rudely because of his pride but definitely a lot more kindly and caring to her.
Noh Min Young is a very straightforward and stubborn woman which I think governments need. She makes a lot of enemies because of the stuff she says but it is sooo funny when she snaps and yells at people. Throughout the drama, she gets pretty violent and poor Soo Young happens to be receiver of most of her violence. The part with the button down dress-shirt ripping apart was just gold. One of my favorite scenes was when she catches politicians from Soo Young’s and her party, drinking in a karaoke lounge and throws a whiskey glass at them. Oh oh and the time when she slammed the bottle onto the table and the bottle cap popped up and hit Soo Young in the eye was a huge LOL moment. It’s sad to see how conflicted Min Young is when she wants to be with Soo Young but realizes how she would be letting her party and team down if they were ever to go public. I can only imagine the kind of pressure one would have in that kind of situation. It’s almost like Romero and Juliet!
Ahn Hee Sun (Han Chae Ah) is reporter who is friends with Soo Young and Min Young’s adviser/brother of brother-in-law, Song Joon Ha (Park Hee Soon). She has been in love with Soo Young for the longest time. Joon Ha has been in love with Min Young also but before he could confess, she decided to get into politics. He put his feelings aside and followed her to help and protect her from all the shit that comes with politics. Hee Sun is really annoying. Han Chae Ah did a good job of making her a very obnoxious and annoying reporter. She doesn’t really do anything bad but likes to cling onto Soo Young who just puts her down. She seems to think that just because she had always loved him, he should treat her well. I do understand the way she feels but I don’t think it’s quite valid.
Anyway there’s a lot of humor in this drama. Lee Min Jung does a good job as always!