Episode 2 of Dali and the Cocky Prince Maintains the Comedy and Warm Sweet Budding Romance as the Action Moves Back to Korea

I know the Big Three networks still “try” and produce rom-coms but it’s been a steady stream of lackluster attempts that never capture the early aughts charm of the Hallyu rom-com of that era. I can’t say the just premiered KBS rom-com Dali and the Cocky Prince (Dalri and Gamjatang) will herald a return to form, after all it’s just two episodes in, but it’s been a rollicking charming first two episodes that has me fully onboard this classic opposites attract and meet cute romance. Kim Min Jae and Park Kyu Young are perfectly cast, like pitch perfect *chef’s kiss* level perfect, and their characters are not so extreme or annoying as the tendency to over-exaggerate all rom-com personalities. Moo Hak is the heart of this drama, so much EMOTION that is genuine, he can’t hide anything and doesn’t need to. He just tries his hardest at anything before him. Dal Ri is the soul of this drama, straightforward but not overly expressive, they have such a great connection from the start it’s going to be a joy watching it grow into full romance and being there for each other. I died when Moo Hak mistakenly thought Dal Ri was a kkotbaem who ripped him off for his mega expensive watch and then vowed to get his revenge. But when he saw her again in South Korea his first instinct is to hide his face because he was just misbehaving in the art museum with a bunch of gangsters there to collect his debt. They are so cute I just want them to not be hurt by others and have fun being their quirky special selves together.


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Episode 2 of Dali and the Cocky Prince Maintains the Comedy and Warm Sweet Budding Romance as the Action Moves Back to Korea — 9 Comments

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  2. Park Kyu Young is just so on-point in everything for this drama, love her styling and hair as well.
    Kim Min Jae is pretty charming too, and I’m so glad for him, as I really like him in DYLB.
    There are many supporting characters, no doubt they will provide plenty of shenanigans to keep the plot moving. Can’t wait for Moo Hak to go all out to save his Dali.

  3. It’s a fake tattoo right? Right?! We saw a lot of him in the shower scene and there was no tattoo.

    How mortifying- I love it! Bwahahaha.

    This definitely has a crackling kind of energy that makes me want to binge all the episodes now.

  4. After Hospital Playlist 2 ended, I was looking for another light, fun drama. So glad Dali is shaping up to be a great watch. The arts and pig themes are also refreshing. 🙂

  5. Dali my go to drama at the moment, atleast the second episode confirmed that for me.. I just want the two lovely human beings to be happy together.

  6. Didn’t even know who Park Kyu Young was but man she did have the charm to fit this kind of role.
    Really liked the light romcoms this time around. I’m patiently waiting for Hometown Cha Cha Cha, Yumi’s Cells and this.

  7. I noticed Park Kyu Young since Devil Judge..she plays tough detective there..But what I like, in both dramas she always becomes a sincere character..I when I watched her interview, I also feel her sincerity in real life..So even she is not goddess-looking, but I am happy watching her on screen..
    Pairing with Kim Min Jae (one of my biased actor xixixixi..), I am really really please to find this drama

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