Personal Taste (2010)


* Son Ye Jin as Park Gae In
* Lee Min Ho as Jeon Jin Ho
* Kim Ji Suk as Han Chang Ryul
* Wang Ji Hye as Kim In Hee
* Im Seul Ong as Kim Tae Hoon
* Choi Eun Seo as Na Hye Mi
* Jo Eun Ji as Lee Young Sun
* Jung Sung Hwa as No Sang Jun
* Ryu Seung Ryong as Choi Do Bin


Jeon Jin Ho, a budding architect, is a straight guy who pretends to be gay in order to become a roommate to his Park Kae In, the owner of a mysterious house that has never been opened to outsiders. His hobbies include organization and ironing, and he’s known for his stoic poker face. He’s a stickler for cleanliness, but he also has a talent for figuring out women’s feelings. Kae In is very trusting even though she has a habit of being betrayed. However that doesn’t stop her from giving people the benefit of doubt and Jin Ho is no different. How will Kae In react when she finds out that her gay roommate is not actually gay at all and that he has fallen for her?


This drama was gave me a refreshing feeling after watching it. Maybe since I can relate to Son Ye-jin’s introvert character, Kae-in as she struggled to find herself and to stand up against all the obstacles in her past which includes her family, her cheating boyfriend, Chang-ryul and friend In-hee as Jin-ho helped him to regain what she had lost personality wise as it initially began as a plan to get some ideas into the house Sanggojae by pretending to be gay and by becoming her roommate, which eventually turned into love. Jin-ho also has his own story as he wanted to gain back what was stolen from his family when he was a kid, and this is due to Han Chang-ryul’s dad stealing their business and everything that they had, in this part of the story is what I find it lacking, though it was tackled a bit but afterwards it was left a bit in the air, though at the end Jin-ho’s efforts paid off.

Lee Min-ho was really eye candy in the drama and I think he successfully shed off his Goo Jun-pyo image in Boys Over Flowers, I find him very manly though he had to pretend to be gay, the gay sequences were actually funny and suggestive but I didn’t mind

Son Ye-jin playing a character that is near her actual age (she’s 29) was actually good, but I think her best TV drama role in my opinion was in the 2006 drama, Alone In Love, I liked her character their to bits though in this drama you can see her effort in doing an character different from her previous works where she played dark characters or a femme fatale.

The supporting cast is also good as my fave characters were No Sang-jun and Lee Young-sun as the friends of Jin-ho and Kae-in respectively. Every scene that they had was really funny and well acted, I wouldn’t mind if I see them again in another drama

I also liked the chemistry of Son and Lee, which I had doubts before since they have an age gap of a few years but it paid off, especially when they had scenes together and when Jin-ho slowly fell in love with Gae-in.

Will I recommend this drama? yes, if you want to watch something light to forget your everyday problems, I think this is a good one to consider


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