Love That Will Freeze To Death Tp01
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(얼어죽을 연애따위) 2022 ENA

Goo Yeo-Reum is 37, unmarried, and a producer of TV reality shows. She lives downstairs from her long time best friend Park Jae-Hoon. He was a neurosurgeon until an "incident" occured and he now just fills in as a plastic surgeon.… that is, until he is given reason to become a participant in Yeo-Reum's new trashy dating show "Kingdom of Love."

K-Drama Bingo Score

Using the Modern K-Drama set

Running commentary

A story of best friends and true loves, and maybe that's the same couple. Nice to see the late 30s crowd instead of the young ones. Lee Da-Hee is bright and cheery and Gu Yeo Reum, 37, single and still pretty happy with life. Her best friend and neightbor, Jae-Hoon has a touching, tight-lipped smile that could border on creepy, but always ends up feeling reassuring. Strangely, Ji-Yeon — the secondary love interest to Jeo Hoon — has the same tight-lipped smile, but on her it always ends up looking sad.

It was mostly a pleasure to watch, and I looked forward to new episodes, expecting and receiving a light airy dose of romance and affectionate tension.

Episode 14, as aired, contains more post-production errors than I have ever seen on screen. Boom mikes visible, green screens (still green!), wires and harnesses…all left in the broadcast. Appalling. Ridiculous.

The ending was meh. Secondary couples got together (yay!), but Yeo Reum and Jae Hoon's relationship ends with an overdubbed narration about stories, journeys, happy endings and ever afters. The reflective summary seemed forced and out of character for the series, as if the writer just had to crank something out that would vaguely tie this all up with a bow.

  • Cartoony FX
    (1 pt)
    Chae-Ri covered in cartoony poop
  • Finger hearts
    (1 pt)
    In the opening credits, and when Kim Jun-Ho is introduced on Kingdom of Love.
  • Korean Standoff
    (1 pt)
  • Memorial service
    (1 pt)
    Chae-Ri dwells on her family drama
  • Shamans & Talismans
    (1 pt)
  • Wrist grab
    (1 pt)

Unmatched Bingo Spaces

  • (Dis)possession
  • Childhood friends forgotten
  • Vehicular tragedy
  • Bullying
  • Chicken & Beer
  • Cramped quarters
  • Crushing Debt
  • Middle-of-the-Road Soliliquy
  • Piggyback
  • Pinky swear
  • Rumble tummy
  • Son Hyeung Min
  • The Playground
  • Thumbs up
  • 강한나 (Kang Han-Na)
  • 내 친구 ("My friend…")
  • 한국어학교 (Language lessons)