Pasta 2010 – K Drama starring Lee Seon Gyun and Gong Hyo Jin

13 08 2010

Pasta –

Kim Jae Wook of Coffee Prince

Fun and light…. Starring Lee Seon Gyun (of Coffee Prince) and Gong Hyo Jin (of Ruler OYOW and Thank You).  Lee Seon Gyun is an uncommon leading man, but man he has a killer voice and he was great playing this arrogant ass.  He seemed right at home.  I also really liked how natural the relationship was portrayed by both leads.  It felt real, minus a lack of serious physical chemistry.  Gong Hyo Jin is really good in everything I’ve seen her in.  She is an everyday girl too and an uncommon lead that pulls it off perfectly.  I would consider her an equivalent to a Jennifer Aniston here in the states.  Quirky, but likable.  The story never strayed too far off base on some unrelated tangent, which I was so glad.  The only noted weird scenes were the obvious throw ins to profile No Min Woo, who is incredibly hot.  But seriously, 2 shirtless scenes and a totally unnecessary drum scene (the three Italian chefs were from a band called Trax).

No Min Woo of Pasta

No Min Woo reminded me of Kim Jae Wook from Coffee Prince.  Seriously, I totally thought that was Jae Wook right up until the end.  But on closer inspection, I’ll take Jae Wook.

Kim Tae-Ho, was totally hot… ummm, can’t wait to see him again.

Kim Tae Ho

Okay, now that we got the hot cast out of the way… I really liked this series, it was cohesive and fun.  Comfortable, because the leads know they like each other fairly early on.  There wasn’t the usual struggle to get together which was a pleasant change.  I also appreciated that Lee Ha-nui as Oh Sae Young (the other female chef and former Miss Korea) wasn’t playing dirty in the arena of love.  Alex who played Kim San, is better known as the singer for Clazziquai (the OST for Sam Soon).  He also was super lovable on We Got Married, but he was excellent here and meshed well with the rest of the cast.

So here are the criticisms… It didn’t have a ton of heat, hardly even a kiss scene and considering this was a drama for a slightly older crowd, ya know.  The hottest of those was in Ep 2 when Hyun Wook kissed Sae Young in a flashback scene.  No freezer kiss for our two leads, seriously?  This was an unfortunate oversight.  I was waiting for that every time they were in there.  I always complain about this, but I think there could have been more competition between the 1st and 2nd man.  Kim San did a good job talking like he was going to do something, but in reality he didn’t make a strong move.

Overall:  Good series – 8 out of 10.