Ya’ all know I adore my Kam with all my heart, but really, it’s time to send Choi Soo-young some ♥♥♥, too. After only three episodes getting to know Bom-yi, she has become one of my favorite younger female leads. What delights me is how normal the character is, though a lot nicer than I would ever be. While cheerful and kind, there isn’t a hint of the dreaded Candy. I attribute this to how intelligently the character is written, too. Yes, she works hard at her job, but it’s a career, not delivering milk. Yes, she is kind to children and old folks, but with a wink and a grin, making sure they know she’s boss.
She shines especially as an actress in one-on-one interactions with her co-stars, making it look easy when it just isn’t. Working with veteran actors like Kam, Shim Hye-jin, Kwon Hae-Hyo, and briefly in this episode with Kang Boo-ja, could be intimidating for a novice. Let’s compare dramographies – the actor playing her father has been in 56 productions to her one previous as a lead and a handful of walk-ons. It’s not like her job is to appear briefly in a scene, drop a line or two and disappear, either. She’s going toe-to-toe with Oma delivering a credible performance of the daughter on the verge of emancipation. Continue reading