It’s basically 50/50 right now on whether upcoming MBC Wed-Thurs drama She Was Pretty will work for me. I gave its predecessor Scholar Who Walks the Night so much leeway and lowered my expectations significantly, and that still wasn’t enough to keep me interest from flagging midway. SWP does have smaller shoes to fill by coming in as a light frothy rom-com, but drama history has shown that even silly fare needs to have some heart to keep the viewers caring about the characters.
I think it’ll be easy to root for ugly duck Hwang Jung Eum to find her happy ending, so long as she’s not too stupid and sacrificing. She does give off Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy vibes and that show is such a classic nostalgia treat for me. It’ll be nice if Park Seo Joon‘s character doesn’t mistreat her too much initially before finally admitting his feelings. The two second leads Choi Siwon and Go Joon Hee appear to have their own love line which will be a welcome trajectory to cut down on the tedious love triangles that clearly only have one logical ending in the OTP.