After approximately 1 year and 5 months, Yoo Yeon Seok finally returns to the small screen in his first leading role in drama. Warm and Cozy aired the first episode on 13 May 2015 at MBC. MBC uploaded the video excerpts at the speed of light following the end of the show. But for fans out there, you can catch the live streaming in MBC’s website HERE
Warm and Cozy starts with an episode that oozes with warm and cozy feeling it promised. The Jeju island scenery in the background is breathtaking while the color of the drama is simply pretty. Yoo Yeon Seok and Kang Sora are enjoyable in their acting with different range of emotions. Some scenes are funny but others are heartbreaking with some meta jokes and imagination in between. Let’s take a look at the highlights of the show
– Baek Geun Woo (Yoo Yeon Seok) and Lee Jeong Joo (Kang Sora) thought they were twins although the childish perception seems to be quickly resolved. But we never really know what are the birth secrets revolving these two. Yet, as soon as the misunderstanding resolved, they quickly flirt with each other.
– Baek Geun Woo opened the cafe for Mok Ji Won, his crush who crushed him by friendzoning (#chilbonging) him all years long. She just returned from New York after a broken engagement but she seems to have found a new beau already. He’s telling her to come to his Jeju cafe but that longing look of him gave the obvious answer. She might never come as someone he’s hoping for.
– Lee Jeong Joo is betrayed twice in the same episode. By his cousin who swindled her money and her boyfriend who dumped her for another women. The poor girl was also used by Geun Woo at one time, although his initial intention was to ask her to tell his cousin to buy HIS cafe, not any other cafe. Poor girl is having a hard day.
– Some misunderstandings are planting seeds in directing the course of Baek Geun Woo’s and Lee Jeong Joo’s lives. Jeong Joo put her mint candy in a medicine box that was left behind by a grandma in the airport. She didn’t really pay attention to its label because all she needed was a box to put her candies. She didn’t realized that the bottle was used to store painkillers for terminal cancer patients. Question now: Does he think that Jeong Joo is having a terminal sickness? If he does, is that the reason that made him look for her following their initial meeting? It doesn’t help really that Lee Jeong Joo swallowed the candies after saying she has a headache and later saying she wanted to stay in Jeju until she dies.
Teasers taught us a better lesson: your prediction could go wrong. Very wrong.
The first episode did relatively well in the ratings (6.3% nationwide), trailing behind two dramas Unkind Women and Sensory Couple. It also gathered mixed responses from audience. So what do you think of the first episode? Let us know your responses here 🙂
In the meantime, enjoy the screencaps from the first episode that we collected for you
Video by MBC
Screencaps by YeoNiverse