Bad Love (2007)

Korean title: 못된사랑 (Mot-dwen-sa-rang)

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What a great Christmas present we received last night when KBS World aired the first episode of Kwon Sang-woo and Kim Sung-su‘s latest melodrama Bad Love (the network named it Cruel Love)!

After a very early Christmas morning running around at church followed by a very late Korean lunch (more on that next time) with the women of the clan, it was nice to finally unwind in front of the TV; watching two very handsome oppas – 좋아해요!

OK, enough about me. How was the show? I enjoyed the first episode and am looking forward to the next one.

We saw Su-hwan (Kim Sung-su) and Na In-jung (Lee Yo-won) falling in love (pic below) before he informs her that he’s married and wants out. Damn.

Kiss: *Cue Marvin Gaye “Let’s Get It On”*

Su-hwan’s wife is a spoilt, rich b*tch who turns into a kleptomaniac during “that time of the month”. Uh huh, she steals from her family’s store whenever she’s ovulating and walks around with this ugly Afro-like wig on. Oh, wait a minute, the wig seems to be a permanent fixture.

But her Daddy’s Mr. Rich, Powerful and Influential and cheating hubby decides to stay with her so he can fulfill his ambition. Also, Rich B*tch doesn’t want to let hubby go since oppa’s so hot and all…I think ;-).

Enter Yong-gi (Kwon Sang-woo), an artist who has had his heart broken when Daddy disapproved of his relationship with some chick. He’s planning to go to New York – new beginnings and all that jazz – but meets the very heart broken In-jung on the way to the airport.

Hey, out of curiosity, was the kissing scene in the first episode? You know, the one that took 10 hours to film? If it was, then our Malaysian censors snipped it out.

Back to the series. Ah, Yong-gi’s Daddy is actually Mr. Rich, Powerful and Influential himself! He was the result of an affair Rich, Powerful and Influential men like Daddy usually have. Thus, this makes Yong-gi and Rich B*tch blood siblings.

Can you already see the complications that will occur soon?

Plot:

In-jung & Su-hwan: I love you, you love me, but you’re married. Bummer.

Bodily harm: ‘Look at me like that again and I’ll whack you with my cello.’

Yong-gi & In-jung: I was once heartbroken and will do anything to protect a new romantic relationship but the man vying for your affections is technically my bro-in-law. How now?

And so, the plot thickens.

Watch it:

  • KBS World (Astro Channel 303)
  • 9.00pm to 10.15pm
  • Caught the 1st episode on Tuesday, Dec 25. Please check your Astro guide for details, but try tuning in every Monday and Tuesday.
  • In Korean with English subtitles – hip, hip hooray!
  • Official Bad Love website
  • The series aired in Korea on Dec 3, 2007.

Pics credit: Naver

Listen to the Bad Love OST while reading our drama recaps

Bad Love Episode recap with screen shots
(Join us – read & discuss):

Bad Love – Episode 2
Bad Love – Episode 3
Bad Love – Episode 4
Bad Love – Episode 5
Bad Love – Episode 6
Bad Love – Episode 7
Bad Love – Episode 8
Bad Love – Episode 9
Bad Love – Episode 10
Bad Love – Episode 11
Bad Love – Episode 12
Bad Love – Episode 13
Bad Love – Episode 14
Bad Love – Episode 15
Bad Love – Episode 16
Bad Love – Episode 17
Bad Love – Episode 18
Bad Love – Episode 19
Bad Love – Final Episode

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Bad Love opens to mixed ratings
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Kwon Sang-woo cries for bad love

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