Year of Broadcast: 2008
- Choi Jin Shil as Hong Sun Hee
- Jung Joon Ho as Song Jae Bin / Jang Dong Chul
- Byun Jung Soo as Lee Na Yoon
- Jung Woong In as Jang Dong Hwa
P L O T
Hong Sun Hee is a housewife who accidentally meets her first love, Jang Dong Chul, again. Now he is known as Song Jae Bin and is a famous movie star who didn’t recognize her. Sun Hee’s husband lands himself in jail for debts and Sun Hee applies to the wealthy Dong Chul for aid. He isn’t inclined to help her bacuase she’s no longer the beauty she once was but eventually she moves into his house as a housekeeper. The two bicker constantly but slowy they discover the feelings they had at 19 aren’t completely gone. (source: dramawiki)
T H O U G H T S
I am glad I watched this 🙂
I happened to catch a glimpse of Last Romance (title used in my country) during the times where in I’m home and that time, I was so fond of the characters and the story.
After a few weeks, I suddenly had the urge to watch it from the beginning and once I started, I found my self addicted to the story, the characters, everything about the show.
Dubbed as “Ahjumarella”, Last Scandal’s story is similar to Cinderella the only difference is instead of the leads being young, they’re almost in their 40’s. I like how they gave this twist of SungHee being “ugly” and how JaeBin accepted her despite her looks.
I love everything about this series. It did not bore me (not even once), every second has captured my attention and I found myself laughing all throughout the episodes.
The characters are just plain hilarious. Especially JaeBin. The guy is plain hilarious. He perfectly portrays his character plus he showed us a different side to the personal life of a famous star (even if it’s just in the series).
Even if the show is originally meant for ahjummas (well I think it’s supposed to be), all I can say is it’s for people of all ages, may it be young or old of heart.
What I like best is the chemistry between SungHee and JaeBin. They’re not awkard or cheesy, they are just fine together, even sweet, their relationship is the kind that is good to look at.They’re a funny couple, there are a lot of episodes where in I laugh at their craziness (too bad, I can’t screen capture it since I haven’t DL-ed those particular episodes yet)
I really enjoyed every moment of this, and after finishing the series, I yearned for more, there’s even a plan to make a season 2 of Last Scandal but after Choi Jin Shil’s death (R.I.P.), it was obviously impossible. She is such a great actress and after I learned about her death, I can’t quite believe that the SungHee in front of me has passed away.
I highly recommend this series. I’m 110% sure you’ll enjoy it as well, and you’ll fall for Jang Dong Chu ❤
Lastly, the ending didn’t disappoint me, everyone achieved their own happy ending and all loose ends were tied 🙂