Hello everyone! Welcome to June’s Drama Report for episodes 1 & 2 for Trot Lovers. I was pretty excited to start this drama, especially after seeing that Jung Eunji and Shin Sungrok were starring in this drama. Those two have starred in some of my favorite dramas, Eunji in Reply 1997 and Sungrok in You Who Came From The Stars, so I knew I was in for something potentially great when I started this drama. If you’ve never heard of this drama or haven’t paid attention to it, here is a summer from DramaFever over this drama:
“When she’s not making ends meet, Choi Choon Hee (Jung Eun Ji) hones her skills in trot music, an old-fashioned, but heartfelt genre. Her luck turns when she when she pairs up with Jang Joon Hyun (Ji Hyun Woo), an arrogant songwriter who excels in pop hits, as well as Jo Geun Woo (Shin Sung Rok), a shrewd talent CEO. Choon Hee’s star burns hot, but between work and love, can she overcome the haters and trot her way into success?”
Episode 1 started off pretty slow, in my opinion but of course as do most dramas. It gave us a little background on the main characters such as the main character, Choi Choonhee (Jung Eunji) and the bratty superstar Jang Joonhyun (Ji Hyunwoo). Right from the start you know they weren’t going to be to fond of each other but it does bring in the laughs. We are also introduced to Jo Geunwoo (Shin Sungrok) who is very particular. His character is already so, so different from his previous character from You Who Came From The Stars and it’s so funny seeing how big the difference is. His character seems so sly and I’m excited to see how he’ll play into this whole drama. Now a little into episode 2, we’ve already seen the downfall of “The God of music” himself and what’s funny is that he’s put the blame on our Choonhee! Not only that, they are now both involved with some loan sharks, who came looking for Choonhee’s dad! Now you know things are about to get thrown into chaos once they are involved.
One of my favorite parts has to be when Choonhee is at her audition. Unlike everyone else, she decides to sing a trot song. At first she gets stage fright and you can’t help but feel bad for her but then you see her little sister and her family cheer her on, in her own vision of them. It’s so sweet and you can tell that her family is very important to her. Speaking of which, the relationship between her and her sister is so sweet. This drama has already made me cry and I can’t wait for more episodes.