Playful Kiss is a k-drama classic . I know it’s old, but I gotta put it out there for all the new kpop fans. or old ones who haven’t watched it yet.
Before I get to rambling, Playful Kiss is based on a Japanese drama called Itazura Na Kiss by Tada Kaoru. It is also the third adaptation of the manga, after Taiwanese drama “It Started with a Kiss” and its sequel “They Kiss Again”
-Courtesy of Wikipedia
Okay. The drama revolved around Baek Seung Jo ( Kim Hyun Joong, top left ) and Oh Ha Ni ( Jung So Min, top right ) two high school seniors attending the same school. Baek Seung Jo is a handsome cold-hearted genius. The kind of student who gets 100% without even touching a workbook. Naturally, he is flocked upon by girls, but he never spares them a single glance. Oh Ha Ni is the complete opposite of Seung Jo. She’s not the brightest crayon in the Crayola box. She’s ranked in the bottom 5 of the school, while Seung Jo remais #1. Ha Ni has crushed on, and basically stalked, Seung Jo from the moment they started high school. Despite his cold exterior, she still silently pursues him. The story all begins with a failed love confession.
I’m going to tell you right now, the beginning of the first episode is incredibly stupid. She’s sitting in this mystical forest, and Seung Jo was a….pony?, and just nonsense. Please please PLEASE just ignore it. I let that that discourage me the first time I started watching it, but now I’ve watched both entire seasons 6-7 times (I can’t even keep track. OTL).
Anyway~, the first season consists of 16 episodes and it also has a special season with 7 episodes. You can watch it on Viki (for multiple language translations) or Dramafever pretty sure it’s on every kdrama site). And the special season on YouTube provided by Viki.
Just keep swimming until next time~!
There’s also a Japanese one that was recently put out. You can click. Heh heh