This is admittedly really a post of fleeting curiosity rather than a true interest in the story, though I can’t really tell you why my interest is so flimsy. If anything, Suspicious Housekeeper is rather stiff for a K-drama, (mostly from Choi Ji-woo‘s end) which is intriguing from the cinematic perspective, but really annoying from the acting perspective. I don’t blame Choi Ji-woo entirely however, as this drama seems to definitely play towards its dorama roots, especially in regards to the color palette, and some of the actors’ mannerisms. I haven’t personally seen Kaseifu no Mita (Watch Episode 1 here), but considering that it was a ratings juggernaut in Japan, it might be worth checking out the remake.
I’m usually ambivalent about Dorama-to-K-drama translations because every single one I’ve seen so far has been a flop compared to the original. Then again, those dramas I did watch were on the “meh” end already based on the source material, so I guess it is as much the fault of the story as it is the K-drama producers and writers for sucking so badly. Let’s be honest here, I’m probably just giving the latter too much benefit of the doubt for taking average and turning it into awfulness, but thankfully I haven’t been subject to any of it with my own eyes. It takes quite a lot to take a really good dorama and turn it into a mess of epic proportions (i.e. the drama that shall not be named that has a Doctor whose surname begins with a ‘J’), yet K-dramas pass this test with flying colors.
But before I digress to far into the land of sarcasm, I should add that this drama looks interesting enough to merit a first episode look. In all likelihood, I’m not going to actively watch it, but I think I’ll float around for recaps and such to see how it turns out. Anyway, here’s the ~7 min preview of the show, and if there’s one thing I’m thoroughly excited for, it’s the fantabulous child cast. It might be worthwhile to see episode 1 for their sake alone (and Park Geun-hyung’s).
I regretfully only give you the raw version, because I am currently incapable of speaking/understanding Korean.