“I really like UEE in dramas, and Choi Woo Shik fair enough, so it was no brainer to watch this drama. And I’m glad I did because it’s a charming romantic comedy with its moments of comic-book-action and animation”.
“(…) I already love the world that’s been created here, and the characters who populate it”.
“What makes this show interesting and different is the unexpected twists”.
“I highly recommend it… I’m loving it myself. Even though there are some silly plots, I don’t even question it as much… I watch it for fun and fun I got!“.
“Adorable gets a new word: ‘Hogu’. Oh my oh my.. This drama had me spilling tears by the bucket. Both by laughing and by its gut wrenching melo dramatic moments”.
” I’ll say this first before anything else: this drama is the most adorable drama I’ve seen in a long time.(…) Despite all the flaws that I will talk about, the drama always left me with a smile (and the eagerness to pinch someone’s cheeks). In that sense they have succeeded“.
” I thoroughly enjoyed this drama from beginning to end. And the thing is they dealt with such heavy topics too. Rape, abortion, homosexuality, adoption, social prejudices, you know, the works”.
“I think what is most amazing about Ho Goo and the way he is written and acted is that he makes everyone else in the world look like the fool that they think he is”.
“Yes, misunderstandings abound in this drama, and relationships are crazy complicated, but this drama did things right and kept it interesting. It was all so much fun with just the right amount of feels”.
“So far, I’m really loving all the people in Ho Goo’s life, except Do Hee. I don’t know, she brings a kind of sad vibe to the picture, contrary to the other characters”.
“All in all, Ho Goo’s Love is as sweet as whispered breeze of the evening. Can’t wait to walk along with it”.
“I did not expect to be sobbing at the end of Episodes 3 and 4…this writer can really reel me in and then punch to the gut…”.
” I expected comic-book-style hilarity from the writer of Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, and I wasn’t disappointed—the show is chock full of quippy lines, crazy situations, and a whole lot of underdogs to root for”.
(also odilettante, javabeans & lollypip)
“(…) Any show that opens by mocking media sexism is a off to a good start, I think“.
“Ho Goo’s love is a romantic comedy about Kang Ho Goo and his first love Do Do Hee”.
“As for the story, I like the fact that there isn’t a straight line between the comical part and the more serious one, both are integrated into the story without making it seem blunt but rather one side completes the other so the plot is easy to follow”.
“Kinda odd… but funny”.
“A quick check tells me it is PD Pyo Min Soo at the helm, and I immediately recall a drama of yesteryears – Worlds Within, which was also directed by PD Pyo. The meticulously edited scenes and creating the subtle flow of the plot is a trademark of PD Pyo, and can be seen here in Show as well“.
“The first episode lived up to its expectations. There’s the off-kilter, slightly dorky humour present in most tvN rom-coms and the perennial sad little back story behind every sunny smile”.
““Hogu’s Love” does include some heavy topics, but overall it’s a light pleasure to watch. Choi Woo Shik is lovable and precious as Ho Gu, who fights against the modern Korean idea of dating with his romantic, movie-like ideas about love“.
“Ho Goo is love ❤ A heartfelt nice pace pilot episode, well written & strongly acted”.
“If I could put Choi Woo Sik in my pocket and carry him with me everywhere I go, then I probably would”.
” Our main couple’s traditional roles have been reversed and it will be interesting to see how that plays out with the simple Hogu and our broken, seemingly unemotional Do Hee”.
“(…) this drama is one of the best of this year, I ought to write about it. I won’t be writing unnecessary things, I’ll just point out what made me think this drama is a “must watch”“.
“The series also gives mixed messages with a number of its decisions, juggling between conservative and more progressive views”.