Playful Kiss Episode 1 “Scribbles”

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you don’t want us to break the suspense that comes ahead


Kim Hyun Joong as Baek Seung Jo

Jung So Min as Oh Ha Ni

Lee Tae Sung as Bong Joon Gu

Jung Hye Young as Hwang Geum Hee (Seung Jo’s mother)

Oh Kyung Soo as Baek Soo Chang (Seung Jo’s father)

Kang Nam Gil as Oh Ki Dong (Ha Ni’s father)

Hong Yoon Hwa as Jung Joo Ri (Ha Ni’s friend)

Yoon Seung Ah as Dok Go Min Ah (Ha Ni’s friend)

The drama opens in a wonderland. I was positive that this was someone’s dreamland. But my question was whose was it? The music to the opening was “fantasy”tactic. The kind we would enjoy in our own dreams; Childish, soft and subtle enough to maintain the mood.

Then came out our Mr Angel. At one point the trees behind him looked like his wings. We then see a sweet lady angel sleeping serenely under a tree. The mischievous Mr Angel steals a kiss from the lady Angel (Soft, innocent brushing of lips kind-A Mischievous Kiss).

The lady Angel wakes up. May be she was a “sleeping beauty”. All she can see is a beautiful white horse. For some reason the horse amused her and she started fooling around^^. The horse suddenly leaves and our lady angel decides to follow it. We see our angel was sketching something (So she is an artist!!). As our angel glides by, flowers around her start blooming. A single leaf breezed along and settled on…There he was, Mr Angel. They were about to kiss…Lady Angel’s lips puckered in such a cute way!!!


The dream ended. The lady Angel, Oh Ha Ni was napping happily in school grounds. She woke up with a start; there was her sketch and a LEAF (hmmm…I wonder). So it was Oh Ha Ni, not-so-bright day dreaming cute high school girl. She is fancied by her classmate, Bong Joon Gu. A band plays in the school cafeteria. Why these kinds of things never happened in my school? The grades of the exam are out; Oh Ha Ni and her friends ( Joo Ri and Ki Dong) are placed last. Mr Angel, Baek Seun Jo gets the perfect score and is placed first. So the last is attracted to first (So opposites do attract).

OMG! Oh Hani Ni has got great strength!!! She fixes the cafeteria vending machine with her thunder kick. But Seun Jo is definitely surprised but doesn’t seem to be impressed (Even if he did, he did not show it). Oh Ha Ni’s friends start screaming her name whenever Seun Jo passes. All of us do this right? Even though we know it is completely immature. Wait! Seun Jo is coming back!(May be to thank her…date her…live happily forever!!)  Darn! He has come back for the vending machine coin…Hmph..

Joon Gu is damn affectionate on Ha Ni. He brings her chicken, drools over her and is utterly devoted to her. He poses for her sketching class straining his entire body but Ha Ni sketched Seun Jo over him! I kinda feel sorry for that guy. Though he doesn’t make the cut he has pure heart.

Ha Ni is disappointed over the café incident and confused on what to do. She turns to her father for advice (telling him that it was for a friend). He tells her how he confessed to (blackmailed is more like it :D) her mother.  Her father understands her heart (awww!) and tells her that an honest love letter would be a good choice!

So she writes a love letter and slips it into his locker. She is  eagerly waiting like one would wait after sending friend request in fb to “special someone”. Same expressions; You get the picture.

Baek Seun Jo passes and the chanting starts “Oh Ha Ni! Oh Ha Ni!”. He goes up the stair and looks down and asks, “Are you Oh Ha Ni?”. May be they wanted to tell us that Seun jo is a kinda guy who looks down on people. Oh Ha Ni’s heart jumps and blushes. Poor girl! The jerk of a guy gave her letter back and graded it(Failed! She had awful lot of mistakes!). But who cares! Its what is in the heart that counts. The students watching starts ridiculing her. Joon Gu stands up for her and fights with Seun Jo. Seun Jo says that he hates foolish fat girls. If only that pretty face could be a little more kind….

Heartbroken, Oh Ha Ni runs laps like crazy and crumples down unable to complete her last lap. Her friends giver her hand and escort her to finish the lap. This is what bffs are for! <3<3

Meanwhile Oh Ha Ni being rejected by Baek Seun Jo seems to be the hottest gossip. Ha Ni and her dad move into their new place. Her friends come over and they have loads of fun. This brightened up Ha Ni’s mood. But like “misfortunes in chain” an earthquake finishes off their new house.

Oh Ha Ni becomes even more infamous around school. Someone even takes pictures of her. Joon Gu without realising embarrasses Ha Ni by collecting funds for her. Seun Jo insults Ha Ni even more stating that only their house was destroyed by the mild quake. Oh Hani angrily returns Suen Jo’s money and tells him that she would rather be homeless than accept his help. She challenges him that she would make it to the Top 50 list and he should piggy back her. Way to go Ha Ni! Fighting!

Ha Ni  moves to her dad’s friend’s(Soo Chang) place. On their roadtrip the radio in the car malfunctions and Ha Ni fixes it in her way(this time punching!).Ki Dong(Ha Ni’s Dad) tells her that Soo Chang was his best friend from junior high. Soo Chang and his wife are such a warm people and adore her at first.

Ha Ni finds out that it was Soo Chang’s wife(Guem Hee) who photographed her earlier.

Ha Ni comes out to take her stuffs and tells her teddy bear that everything was gonna be okay. Its so cute to see how innocent Ha Ni is!

While taking out her stuffs from car Soo Chang’s son offers to help. Ha Ni turns back and it is BAEK SEUN JO!!!!!!

The episode is a bit slow. But all the best things should start slow right?  Still they could have tossed away with mating dance scene and Ha Ni’s fantasy confession.

Romance Rating-2/5

Music Rating-4.5/5

Episode Rating-3/5


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