In addition, Flower Boy Next Door was fun and light-hearted but seemed to lack the nicotine addiction factor, so pinkblossom and I stopped writing about it. Cyrano since, as far as I remember, the movie was super cute! And I love romantic comedies involving arranged dating. It always make for hilarious awkward scenes but cute love grows eventually between unintended couples.
Background Cyrano Agency is composed of a team of love experts ok more like dramatic actors who stage beautiful settings for their clients to win over the object of their affections. He loses his best friend in an accident. Kong Min-young Soo-young is a hard-core romanticist but often clashes with Seo Byung-hoon. He is owner and chef of the restaurant next to the Cyrano Agency office.
As Min-young watches from afar in the restaurant, the guy Min-young is helping tells his date he will be brave and confesses his love, the girl suddenly decides to be brave as well and grabs the arm of the waiter in the restaurant and confesses her love for the waiter.
Yes, at this point, I am confused as well. The story restarts to explain the incident. Min-young works at a busy dating agency where people are set up based on background and achievement in life. Back at the restaurant, we see how the awkward date began. Byung-hoon is actually surveying the date as well. There are hidden microphones and cameras everywhere and even a man in a van at an undisclosed location monitoring all the electronic devices. These guys are high tech! We see the date go wrong again as A-girl professes her love to the waiter, who is actually taking directions from an earpiece from Byung-hoon.
So Byung-hoon is helping A-girl turn down F-guy waiter win over A girl? Waiter is apparently wine guy and A girl is into wine. Min-young has a sad and touching moment with F-guy. He accepts the rejection and thanks her for her help. Min-young walks off while talking to her boss who is angry at the bad set-up.
Min-young accidentally walks into the secret aforementioned surveillance van and freaks out when she sees A-girl on the screen in the van. She manages to knock herself out as Moo-jin Hong Jong-hyeon , the van-operator of the Byung-hoon team, comes back. Min-young wakes up at the theater, dazed and confused. She meets Moo-jin and Ah-rang Jo Yoon-woo but freaks out and falls down causing the stage to collapse. She angrily argues with Byung-hoon, but he dismisses all her points and offers her a job with the agency.
Although she has just lost her job, she rejects the new offer and stalks off. The next day Min-young regrets her decision, re-quits her job, and marches over to the Cyrano Agency.
She waits but is embarrassed to go in and beg for the job and ducks into the restaurant next door, where she meets Seung-pyo. He urges her to go in. Min-young is still hesistant but finds her excuse to proceed when a client asks to go in.
The vet describes his one-sided love for the local librarian. Byung-hoon forces some interaction between Min-young and scary librarian to observe the target. Byung-hoon gathers that the librarian is bored with her job and needs an exciting mysterious lover to keep her interested. He wants to turn down the job because the vet is way too boring and ordinary. The librarian is intrigued and her love for mystery and justice leads her to approach vet herself to try to save him.
Of course, vet valiantly puts the librarian on the train first and leaves her alone on a note of suspense. Hook, line, and sinker. The team gathers at the platform happily to talk about the progress but suddenly realize the librarian has unexpectedly taken the train back to the station. They scatter to hide from her view. Ok, at least mine is. Byung-hoon you suddenly got exponentially hotter. Thoughts Cute, cute, cute! I was a fan of the film and still remember it quite fondly.
I think it just might top the movie by a fair margin, and part of it has to do with the episodic format. While watching Episode 1, I could clearly envision the various characters we would meet, and how giving us several hours — rather than several minutes — for each of the couples would actually work better. And it was then that the lightbulb went off. This is totes like the medical or procedural dramas littering the American television landscape, just lotsa loootsa cuter and… Korean. Which makes even more hearts pop out of my eyes.
Lee Chun-hee looks ready to be adorkable, and the rest of the crew seem comfortable. I beg of you.