Secret Garden is a 2010 South Korean drama starring Ha Ji-won, Hyun-bin, Yoon Sang-hyun, and Kim Sa-rang. The drama followed the life of Gil Ra-im, a girl who has made her life into a stunt double for movies and television shows. She is infatuated by Hallyu star, Oska. Her life slowly and confusingly gets entangled with that of Kim Joo-won, the heir of the notorious wealthy Moon family. He is a perfectionist that has a seeming fear of elevators.
Gil Ra-im is working hard at her job as a stunt double, when she gets injured on the job. Kim Joo-won, who is there for actress Park Chae-rin, sees Ra-im get injured and takes her to the hospital. Kim Joo-won tries to get back into Ra-im’s life again through various means. When Ra-im wins a trip with Oska, a famous Hallyu star, and her crush, Joo-won decides to tag along. During the trip, they decide to do a bike relay and Ra-im gets lost with Joo-won in a mysterious jungle. They stumble upon a house and eat food from the secretive lady that runs the place. The lady offers them alcohol bottle, made by herself. As they return to their lodging, the two can’t seem to fall asleep, so they both drink the alcohol. The next day, they wake up with their bodies switched. He is the CEO in his families business and she is a stunt double actor and to see them switch places is funny. She signs his documents with hearts and cutesy stuff while he rejects her fighting scenes.
There is always a mother who gets in the way, and this drama is no exception. Kim Joo-won’s mother hates the idea of him getting close to a poor girl and tries to intervene. Later on his mother finds out that Gil Ra-im’s father is the fireman that saved Kim Joo-won’s life years earlier in an elevator fire. The ending is very strange. Kim Joo-won and Gil Ra-im hold each other in the mortuary where her father’s ashes are.
Sorry, it’s been a while since I’ve actually seen this drama so if I got any of my facts wrong, please do correct them. I enjoyed this drama, but more towards the end because it became more intense near the end. The beginning took me months to watch for some reason. It’s not my favorite drama, but it is definitely one that every k-drama fan should watch. Thanks for reading this again.
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