The series, all 16 episodes of it, did not disappoint me. In fact, it is one of my all-time faves. The plot is simple. The lines are humor-laden. The twists and turns are so convincing that I know many not-so-sexy women out there acquired a new sense of empowerment after watching the series.
I don’t find Kim Sun Ah pretty but I really like her. She has this innate ability to make fun of herself without a hint of awkwardness. Furthermore, her role as the plump, 30-ish Sam Soon strikes an unusual tenderness within me. Why? Hint: We have a lot of things in common. Tee-hee!
And of course, the cast included Hyun Bin. A true-blue pretty boy who can act. His role as the cocky Hyeon Jin hyeon made arrogance the new sexy. Even his wardrobe in the series fit him to a T. Sam Shik (the nickname Sam Soon gave him) looked so hawt in pink that I bought a couple of pink pique shirts soon after watching the series.
Also part of the ensemble are the gorgeous Jeong Ryeo Won and Daniel Henney. They played the roles of Hee Jin and Henry. Hee Jin is Sam Shik’s cancer survivor of a girlfriend who disappered on him a few years before he met Sam Soon. Henry, on the other hand, is Hee Jin’s attending physician who is hopelessly in love with her. The two carried themselves so well that they looked as if they just walked out of a Giordano photo shoot.
It was a long time before I moved on from My Name is Kim Sam Soon. If I am not mistaken, my cheap bootleg copy stayed in my player for two months (Yes–that long!). I was already hooked on all things Hyun Bin that I grabbed a copy of The Snow Queen to supplement that much-needed daily dose of Hyun Bin fix.
And since I gained a lot of weight, I just might watch MNIKSS again. I desperately need its own brand of girl power. For it is only in My Name is Kim Sam Soon where un-thin is definitely in!