Saturday, July 14, 2007
Ueto Aya is seriously miscast in this show. Moving from shoujo doramas to playing a career woman is a huge step and no matter how much she curls her hair, she still looks too young to be playing the assistant manager of a hotel. She could put on a sailor fukuu and still be convincing as a high school student.
Doramas should stop spreading lies like money does not buy happiness.
Hotelier is based on a Korean drama and many of the hallmarks of Korean shows can be found here. Two guys vying for our heroine's attention. Rich kids who do not appreciate the free wealth they are given. Someone's always coincidentally catching two people alone together thus creating 101 misunderstandings. All I can say is thank god for fast forward.
For me, the highlight of the show is watching Fueki Yuko/Yoo Min in her tight and short OL outfits. Yes, she's Euto Aya's rival from Attention Please. Normally I'm not too much into Korean actresses but she clearly stands out from Euto Aya and Saeko. It would have been better off casting her as the main lead.
If only they had given more story for her character and Morimoto. All Morimoto does is going around slapping women. I want to know why she's so loyal to him despite it being an abusive relationship. Maybe he's the S and she's the M. Not to mention her maternal feelings for Saeko. Unfortunately Morimoto is your generic dad who's daughter does not appreciate the wealth he has bestowed on her. They could have made his character so much more. Dysfunctional family relationships are much more fun.
Unfortunately we are stuck with Euto Aya crying every episode and generic characters. Avoid unless you want to see Yoo Min running around in her tight skirts. :)