Is anyone still watching All About My Love? I’ve been focusing on the low-ratings of Jang Ok Jung, Live in Love on Mon-Tues, but its sister drama from the same network SBS is actually getting slaughtered even more on Wed-Thurs. I wrote a first impressions review of AAML that eviscerated it for being over-the-top (in a non-funny and really annoying way), poorly written, badly acted, and terribly directed. I really had nothing good to say about its premiere episode and that was a bummer considering I like Shin Ha Kyun and Lee Min Jung and have a soft spot for political story based K-dramas. A wobbly first start can still be redeemed as the drama progresses so while I checked out there was this curiosity in the back of my mind wondering if this drama could turn itself around. When I saw the spoiler stills for this week’s episode 7 showing the two leads kissing on a rooftop, I was instantly hooked enough to check back in for a quick peek. It’s not the kissing but rather how pretty the stills looked. I love that soft romanticism about it, though Lee Min Jung’s stiffness does not bode well for harboring any hope that she might have turned the corner on her general propensity for dead fish kissing scenes. She’s not the worst in the industry, but she’s pretty flat overall when it comes to really kissing back and engaging her male lead. Not everyone can be the gold standard when it comes to female actress kissing – that would be Kim Sun Ah – but good lord some girls need to understand that moving their mouth will not kill their careers. Anyways, back to this kiss, it was pretty meh after I watched it. Check it out below and let me know if I’m missing a potentially great rom-com after an abysmal first impression.
So….does this kiss alone make you want to watch the drama? I ask because I’ve actually been shallow enough to pick up a drama on one kiss alone. Recent case in point – Me Too, Flower! The jawdroppingly intense sucking face kiss in episode 6 made my eyes pop with the chemistry and I was smitten with the OTP’s angry attraction and had to check it out. The rest is history. This kiss? The official stills looked beautiful but in action it was bland.
Episode 7 Kiss Scene Cut:
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