Disclaimer: I’ve been hesitant to start this series. Before anyone starts throwing day’s old rice in outrage at me, there’s a good reason. I promise. Ever since I started k-dramas back in April of 2014, I’ve noticed that Secret Garden is on the top of many favorite lists — along with other popular dramas such as Lie To Me and Coffee Prince. So, why have I hesitated for nearly a year? To be completely honest, it was the summary. As I’m a huge book worm, summaries make or break a lot of what I choose to read. Dramas aren’t much different. So, when I discovered that this drama would involve the main leads swapping bodies, I wasn’t feeling the urge to whip up snacks and binge-watch Secret Garden.
Luckily, I saw it again on my most recent search on Netflix, and I thought, “Why not?” Like many dramas before, I’ve experienced a lot of good dramas with terrible summaries and a lot of bad/just-okay dramas with awesome summaries. It’s really hard to predict what you’ll like and what you won’t by a summary or concept alone, but I have to be honest: I understand the appeal of Secret Garden. And this is quite impressive as Rob Schneider’s body-swapping role in the American movie Hot Chick has made body-swapping roles uber creepy and bizarre for me ever since.
Not that anyone needs the mental image, but here it is anyway: