[REVIEW] MBC TV series "Pasta" 2010/02/10, Source,
Actors Lee Sun-kyun (left) and Gong Hyo-jin in a scene from "Pasta" [MBC]
By Wee Geun-woo
Like many television dramas about working professionals, MBC TV series "Pasta", which features an Italian food chef, is ultimately about romance in the kitchen. Even though the uptight chef Hyun-wook (played by Lee Sun-kyun) proclaims, "There will be no women in my kitchen", he will make Yu-kyung (Gong Hyo-jin) fall for him by becoming her mentor in times of crisis and Yu-kyung will not hesitate to express her emotions to him. What makes their predictable story interesting is that the kitchen -- where the two play mind games with each other -- is not just a physical setting for the show but also where their public and social relationships exist. So to describe the show accurately, "Pasta" is a story which talks about the difficulties of handling romance in the kitchen.,...More
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