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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Cinderella and the Four Knights" Episode 7

2016/09/09 | 1411 views | Permalink

"Cinderella and the Four Knights" has a surprising amount of depth for its premise, reverse harem co-habitation set-up, and episodic focus on missions to solve. What follows through and really touches people is the way the boys deal with their issues. Ha-won helps the boys while also receiving something she's been lacking for many years: acceptance and love.

This episode mostly focused on Hyun-min and Ji-woon and how they are changing with Ha-won around. Hyun-min was publically humiliated when he realized his rejected confession was put on the internet. It was good for him to have a bruised ego because it forced him to think about his actions and himself. More than that, it forced him to think about what he was confessing; it made him go back to a past and his first love (Hye-ji) who he obviously still loves. That sort of reflection is what makes characters grow.

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We see a similar sort of quiet reflection in Ji-woon, which is spurred on by her kindness towards him and his mother. She shared a rose at the charnel house with his mother, which allowed him to share that rose with his father. That sort of quiet thoughtfulness was something he'd missed since the passing of his mother, same as Ha-won. In turn, Ji-woon begins to quietly observe Ha-won and he sees that she is more than the money-hungry woman he'd once thought her to be. And we see him smile more because of it. It is a beautiful transition.

I'm still averse to Hye-jin as a character. She is kind and doesn't blame Ha-won for her love troubles, but she does purposefully use Ji-woon and that's not okay. I am pleased with how she doesn't blindly hate Ha-won as many second leads tend to do.

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This show has pleasantly surprised me with its cuteness and surprisingly amount of development. It's not just a fluffy bit of entertainment anymore and that's awesome.

Written by: Lisa Espinosa AKA Raine from 'Raine's Dichotomy'

"Cinderella and the Four Knights" is directed by Kwon Hyeok-chan, written by Min Ji-eun and Won Yeong-sil, and starring Park So-dam, Jung Il-woo, Ahn Jae-hyun, Lee Jung-shin, and Choi Min-I.

 

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