Drama: Homemade Love Story / Oh! Samgwangvilla (오! 삼광빌라)
Release Date: September 19, 2020 – 2021
Runtime: Saturday & Sunday 19:55
This is a weekend drama about the residents of Samgwang Villa – the mother and her 3 adopted children, her sister and various people coming in and out of the villa.
Jin Ki Joo – Lee Bit Chae Won
Lee Jang Woo – Woo Jae Hee
Jeon In Hwa – Lee Sun Jeong
Bona – Lee Hae Deun
Ryeo Un – Lee Ra Hoon
Jung Bo Sook – Woo Jung Hoo
Jin Kyung – Jung Min Jae
Hwang Shin Hye – Kim Jung Won
Han Bo Reum – Jang Seo Ah
Kim Sun Young – Lee Man Jeong
In Gyo Jin – Kim Hwak Se
Jeon Sung Woo – Hwang Na Ro
Kim Si Eun – Cha Ba Reun
Eom Hyo Seop – Park Pil Hong
Dong Ha – Jang Jun Ha
Review (Episodes 1-12)
This is a long weekend so thought I’d share my thoughts and favorite scenes and characters by parts.
Definitely my character is Lee Bit Chae Woon. I love Jin Ki Joo’s super cute smile and tough character. Although sometimes she is frustratingly stubborn, I can understand why. She has a big heart and feels responsible for everyone in the family as the first born. And Sun Jeong raised her well to become a good person.
Of course, Koala and Headbutt/Moong are my favorite couple! From the very start, they had this instant connection/chemistry and just understood each other. And Chae Woon is awesome and warm, no wonder Jae Hee fell for her. I mean, if you compare Chae Woon to the very manipulative and bratty Seo Ah, it’s no contest, Chae Woon is so much better (and low maintenance) compared to Seo Ah.
The main conflict/storyline is that Sun Jeong “kidnapped” Bit Chae Woon from her real birth mother, who seems to be her old friend, Jung Won, who thought her daughter is dead. And since this is a kdrama, Bit Chae Woon ends up working at Jung Won’s fashion company and they hit it off well, which makes Sun Jeong very anxious. What will happen once they all find out the truth? I’m thinking stubborn Chae Woon will have a major meltdown soon!
Right now, I’m torn between the 2 mothers – Sun Jeong is super nice, but she’s too nice and hides a secret from Chae Woon. She took someone else’s daughter and is still being selfish not telling the daughter the truth. Jung Won is the real victim here, but sometimes I hate when she is in work mode – she is a boss b*tch, no wonder Seo ah is so bratty. But when Jung Won is with Chae Woon, she seems nice, and she deserves to find her daughter.
My second favorite couple is Man Jeong and Hwak Se!! They’re so cute together!! Man Jeong has her bad luck in meeting men. Hwak Se may not be handsome or rich like her exes, but he is a good man and very sweet, which is the perfect foil for the prickly doctor.
The character I’m most looking forward to see some growth by the end of this drama is Jae Hee’s father, Woo Jung Ho. The actor made him so awful to everyone around him and it will be fun seeing him change for the better. I also love Min Jae but I hope she will find a better man who will love her for who she is because she deserves to be first and not second best. and I’m also looking forward to Jae Hee’s having a close relationship with his dad.
The story mostly focuses on Bit Chae Woon and not much on her two siblings – Hae Deun and Rahoon. Right now, I don’t really like Hae Deun – she is a spoiled brat who dreams of being a Kpop idol but is not good at it. She is whiny and insecure, and is very different from Bit Chae Woon. I also hope she reaches her dream by the end of this drama – probably not as a Kpop idol but something else that she will be passionate about.
As for Rahoon – everyone thinks he is a student at a university but he is really working as a delivery guy. I was scared that Rahoon and Hae Deun will have a love line because of their chemistry together, but i remembered this is a family drama so it won’t happen. Instead, we get Rahoon being chased/stalked by a pretty girl – and I currently dont like her!! I hope she will have a better back story but Rahoon is a nice guy to fall for a bad girl.
The character that i thoroughly dislike (aside from Seo ah) is Naro!!! Yuck!!! I dont know what kind of havoc he will cause, but I dont like him and I wish he disappears. and I hope he is not the loveline for Bona!!!
So far, not a bad show, sometimes it reminds me of My Golden Life especially the part of the switched daughters, with one daughter from a poor family finding out she is actually from a rich family. But that’s the only similarity, since the main ML and FL are so different. I also like the story of the older couples – Sun Jeong, Jung Won, Jung Ho and Min Jae.