We discuss the Ahjussi Romance in todays challenge. Who is your favorite older leading man?
Day 22: Favorite Ahjussi Romance
CLKYTTA: Marriage Contract, I loved this drama, it was one of those sleeper hits for me that just grabbed my heart and didn’t let go. I loved how Ji Hoon fell in love with not just Hye Soo, but also Eun Sung. There is a 15 year age difference between Uee and Lee Seo Jin, but their chemistry was very believable to me.
Drama Geek: Um, so is the opposite of a noona romance? This is a tough one for me because I tend to think old guys need to stop creeping on young girls. LOL. I had to dig deep for this one. Who Are You? The 2008 one with Yoon Kye Sang and Go Ara. I watched this after I’d seen Reply 1994 so I already liked Go Ara. The premise is a little kooky. Go Ara’s dead father has 49 days to say goodbye to his loved ones and he uses Yoon Kye Sang’s body to do it. Which in turn causes her to fall in love with him. I know it sounds a bit off, but Yoon Kye Sang was hilarious in this one, and they had a really sweet romance. It’s one of the last dramas Lee Eon (you may know him as Min Yeom from Coffee Prince) was in before he passed away.
KMUSE: Hmm. When I think of Ahjussi romances I think of dramas that have older leading men, not necessarily with a big age gap. Sometimes it is nice watching a show with a guy that is not closer to my kids age than mine.
My first suggestion is My Spring Days. Kam Woo Sung and Soo Young had such amazing chemistry that the age difference didn’t even register. I would love to see them pair up for another drama…. preferably one with a bit happier ending.
The other drama that instantly came to my mind is the romantic hidden gem All About My Romance. Shin Ha Kyun is one of my favorite ahjussi actors and I thought this drama was so sweet and romantic.
Leave a comment if you have a favorite Ahjussi drama and be sure to check back tomorrow as we tackle yet another challenge question.
See you tomorrow,