K-DRAMA REVIEW: “Welcome to Samdalri” Weaves A Story of Reconnection and Real Friendship | KWriter

K-DRAMA REVIEW: “Welcome to Samdalri” Weaves A Story of Reconnection and Real Friendship | KWriter

To our heroine, going again to the hometown she vowed to by no means return to and reuniting together with her ex-boyfriend would possibly sound like a scary nightmare.

But it surely additionally proves to be what she actually must recharge and have a greater view of the world and herself.

Bunny S watched Welcome To Samdalri on Netflix


Welcome to Samdalri Collection Fast Recap

Confronted with a scandal that turns her profitable profession the wrong way up, skilled photographer, Cho Sam-dal, is left with no selection however to return to the hometown she as soon as left to hunt success within the massive metropolis.

There, she reunites with Cho Yong-pil, her ex-boyfriend of 10 years and likewise her childhood pal who has been by her aspect for 30 years. It’s clear as day that the 2 nonetheless harbor emotions for one another. However some issues are getting in the best way of them getting again collectively.


Welcome to Samdalri Collection Highlights

A candy romance unaffected by time passing

The lead pair has by no means stopped loving one another. Yong-pil selected to not transfer on and hold Sam-dal in his coronary heart. Sam-dal couldn’t have an honest relationship and all the time puzzled why the person earlier than her wasn’t Yong-pil.

The break-up wasn’t about them however the household issues that received in the best way. Yong-pil’s father compelled them to interrupt up though they by no means needed to.

The reunion made Yong-pil and Sam-dal notice how incorrect of a call that breakup was. And with that realization in thoughts, they resolved to face it head-on and finally received Yong-pil’s father’s blessing.


The Energy Rangers Squad

Sam-dal’s dream has been to rise from the small stream to the large metropolis. And within the course of, she lower ties together with her childhood buddies and led a lonely life. However as Yong-pil places it, nobody can rise from a small stream “on their very own.”

If something, the one perk of Sam-dal going again to her hometown was her reunion with these boys who all the time received her again and made certain to observe Sam-dal’s information and couldn’t be any prouder of her even when she had no thought about that.

It felt satisfying watching the boys educate the dishonest ex-boyfriend and the evil assistant a lesson and kick them out. And even in the long run, they had been those who uncovered the reality and helped Sam-dal observe by way of together with her exhibition.


The three Dal sisters

Along with Ha-yul, the sisterly bond our three troublemaking sisters shared was one among my favourite arcs within the present. They couldn’t be any completely different however had been all the time there for one another. Be it displaying up with suitcases within the yard of their household residence, nagging one another, or ranting about their messy lives, these three had been a delight. And having a love story for every of the sisters made it extra entertaining.


Welcome to Samdalri Collection Musings

A visit again to 1’s hometown to heal and reunite with an ex-boyfriend is such an attractive premise, and matched with Ji Chang Wook and Shin Hye Solar as the principle leads, viewers had been anticipating this sequence. And whereas the drama delivered on a number of factors, it had some points that took away the enjoyment.

I perceive how heartbroken and devastated Sam-dal might need felt over her profession taking place, and everybody turning their backs on her, however spending 4 episodes on Sam-dal getting drunk and refusing to say something about what really occurred was irritating, to say the least. This was billed as a therapeutic drama, but the present didn’t fairly ship on that entrance.

Additionally, an excessive amount of time was spent on the gossiping ajummas and the pointless love triangle that felt compelled on the plot so as to add pointless pressure. That point would have been higher spent on Sam-dal and Yong-pil’s relationship as adults, the Energy Rangers squad, or the opposite two sisters’ love tales that had barely any display time. We received’t be beginning in regards to the assistant’s arc, which was dragged out and received an excessive amount of display time.

All in all, it was a present with strengths and weaknesses. What’s disappointing was the wasted potential, which might have made for a therapeutic masterpiece if solely the present had lower down on the annoying elements and targeted on the extra attention-grabbing ones.

All episodes of Welcome To Samdalri are streaming on Netflix.


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