I was craving for a Korean Drama as soon as summer vacation started. I still have plans to finish my many unfinished dramas and I can’t wait to re-watch my favorites. But somehow I was itching to get my hands on a fresh one – not necessarily a currently airing one, but at least someone that I haven’t started watching yet.. After much thought, I’ve decided to try 9 Ends 2 Outs.
Honestly I haven’t heard a lot about this drama. No one has recommended this to me either. I think I just came across it while browsing some Korean drama websites. And I thought the story is something that I might like. A story of a 30 year old woman – they had me at that.
I don’t know why, but I’m a sucker of stories about 30-something-women. Is that an age thing? I’m not sure though because even when I was younger these types of stories have more appeal to me (I’d chose My Name Is Kim Sam Soon and What’s Up Fox? over My Girl and Goong anytime).
But just like the rest of the dramas I’m planning to watch, I didn’t get myself into watching it sooner.
Luckily I picked this drama over my swarming to-watch list. And the drama had me in less than a minute. The song Fly Again has captured me. And the lead girl narrating. 그래, exactly what I love.
I can sense a What Up Fox? kind of story right away. Nan Hee, just like Byung Hee works in a so-so publication company – and has a much younger (way too young) boyfriend. I was caught off guard with that plot because I wasn’t expecting the lead girl to have a boyfriend – a young one at that. I even have to re-check and make sure I have the right drama.
Then just after a few minutes, I sensed a My Name Is Kim Sam Soon with Hyung Tae’s past love story. It has that “in search of lost time” feel on it.
Anyway, I don’t know if those plot lines combined together will work for me. But what I like most in the first episode is how Nan Hee defined the pains, fears and insecurities of being 30. At 30 she hasn’t proved anything and hasn’t done anything right. But hey, she has a cute young boyfriend and a good-looking and sexy best friend. What more can she ask for? Hahaha!