"Be careful what you wish for, 'cause you just might get it". This line from a popular song popped in my head when I began watching Lotte Duty Free's web-drama titled "Seven First Kisses". This short drama instantly became a runaway success due to its adorable plot and star-studded cast consisted of drama veterans Lee Joon-gi and Park Hae-jin, Kpop studs EXO's Kai and 2PM's Ok Taecyeon, and Hallyu reps Lee Jong-suk, Ji Chang-wook, and Lee Min-ho. The web series combined the most sought after Korean icons of this generation into a single show with only one female lead Min Soo-jin (Lee Cho-hee). Needless to say, countless women got envious as these swoon-worthy oppas became Soo-jin's love interests one after another in the short eight episodes.
These talented actors were able to show the viewers their unique charisma even in such short episodes – Lee Joon-gi's sweetness, Park Hae-jin's suave, Ji Chang-wook's manliness, and Lee Jong-suk's flirtiness, just to name a few. I would be lying if I said I didn't smile along whenever they did as well. Lotte Duty Free surely knows that no woman would be able to resist these charming guys on screen.
The initial episodes explain how our heroine Soo-jin meets each leading man and how they would be associated with her life. "Seven First Kisses"'s story starts with ordinary info desk clerk Soo-jin feeling gloomy that she still doesn't have a first kiss or a boyfriend to celebrate her 25th birthday with. But luck struck when a Seraphim (Choi Ji-woo) in disguise grants her wish. She gave Soo-jin six cards with different silhouettes of men, and within ten seconds, Soo-jin's fantastical love journey begins.
First us is the charming Lee Joon-gi, who turns out to be Soo-jin's childhood church oppa that transformed into a suave self-made chaebol. Vying for Soo-jin's love since a young age, he finally mustered up the courage to confess to her on her birthday. Soo-jin while still in shock and disbelief, is swoon by the romantic gestures and fully basks in the moment.
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