The Cast of KBS Rom-com Dali and the Cocky Prince Exhibit the Same Joyful Energy in BTS Stills as in the Story as the Drama Heads into Finale Week

Wed-Thurs has been my happy days of the week for the past two months thanks to KBS rom-com Dali and the Cocky Prince (Dal Ri and Gamjatang). There are already so few K-drama rom-coms these years past and even fewer good ones so this drama has become my unicorn and I treasure it even more for being such a rarity. It’s not perfect, and I can nitpick like the best of them but the narrative problems are all minor whole the well done aspect is the central requirement of a good rom-com – appealing leads with great chemistry and personality compatibility within the construct of their fictional characters. I’m both excited about this week’s final two episodes and super sad it’s coming to an end. For once I’m not worried it will take a sharp left off the cliff in the finale as the drama has convinced me it understands that the story care the most about Dali and Moo Hak’s love story and their time together so I feel the last two episodes won’t draw out the whole art museum takeover story and will devote plenty of time for my cutie pie OTP to just be adorable, kissy kissy some more, and walk forward together stronger than ever. I’m also savoring my time with Park Kyu Young, who is a revelation here in her soft yet steely performance, and Kim Min Jae who just rocketed up my list to become one of my permanent baes now.

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Episodes 13-14 Tease OTP Conflict But Ends with Smexy Boating as Dali and the Cocky Prince Maintains Perfect Rom-com Momentum Heading into Finale Week

In nearly two decades of K-drama watching, the rom-com genre has the most unique Korean flavor (other genres can be similar to non-Korean shows) but is also the one most frequently and easily messed up. It’s the souffle of K-dramas … Continue reading

Dali and the Cocky Prince Episodes 9-10 Bring the Requite Confession, Kiss, and Also Plenty of Cute OTP Moments

KBS rom-com drama Dali and the Cocky Prince (Dal Ri and Gamjatang) has turned into the opposite of SBS drama Lovers of the Red Sky, and I’m not talking about the genres. It feels comparable solely because I am watching … Continue reading

Dali and the Cocky Prince Bursts into Perfect Rom-com Progression and Tension in Episodes 7-8 as the Love Triangle Clicks into Place

I’ll preface this post by saying it’s going to be long (I have a lot to say) and that I LOVE THIS DRAMA!!! thank you very much. KBS Wed-Thurs rom-com Dali and the Cocky Prince (Dal Ri and Gamjatang) rounded … Continue reading

Episodes 3-4 of Dali and the Cocky Prince Rise in Ratings to 5% Range as the Drama Continues to Balance Lovely Rom-com Development with Great Chemistry and Acting

The second week of KBS Wed-Thurs rom-com Dali and the Cocky Prince (Dal Ri and Gamjatang) has the drama building on an unexpectedly solid premiere character and relationship setting to take it one step further. Leads Kim Min Jae and … Continue reading

Kim Min Jae Steals the Drama in the First Teaser for KBS Rom-com Dali and the Cocky Prince Opposite Park Kyu Young

I found the first official poster for upcoming KBS romance drama Dali and the Cocky Prince (Dal Ri and Gamjatang) bizarrely terrible but thankfully the first teaser swung things back to the positive side albeit in a very one-sided way. … Continue reading

Park Kyu Young, Kim Min Jae, and Kwon Yul Lead Script Reading Stills for Upcoming Romance Drama Dal Ri and Gamjatang

The last time I watched a drama set around a family franchise of a famous Korean dish, I was craving Seolleongtang all the time as I was addicted like mad to Brilliant Legacy/Shining Inheritance. Now I’m going to love gamjatang … Continue reading