Kwon Hyuk-Chan | Lee Min-Woo
Release Date: August 12- October 01, 2016
Romance | Comedy
The story about Eun Ha Won, a bright but lonely girl abused by her stepmother and stepsister who, in order to pursue her dream, left home and ends up living in a big mansion together with three Kang cousins and their bodyguard.
My Point of View:
This 16-episode drama is about a girl named Eun Ha won who were asked to live in the Sky House with the handsome Kang cousins by their grandfather. Each of them has their own grudge towards each other making it hard for them to stay under one roof. But everything changed as Ha Won goes on with her missions given by the Grandfather. She can stay in the house as long as she wants but in one condition, she shouldn’t date anyone from the cousins.
Cinderella and the Four Knights are fun and easy to watch because of its light story plot. Seeing Ha Won as a modern Cinderella, who lives together with these handsome guys was already fun. It was on episode 3 on which the story begins. The plot is direct to the point, no heavy feelings nor big problems just purely light atmosphere even between with the characters. It deals with family, friendship, and love. Behind its fun, you will see people who are looking for happiness and contentment in life.
Unlike other dramas, this story has a love square. They are not selfless to the point that they are the one who gives advice to each other’s feelings.
Though it was quite short, the ending justifies the means and I can’t ask for more.
Characters are perfectly chosen. Everyone is very suitable for the character they need to portray. They have their own reasons for you to love them and to be honest, seeing these handsome guys on one screen is already a hit!
- Park So-Dam as Eun Ha-won – a sweet, charming, lovable and enthusiast girl who brought up the color in the story. She perfectly portrays her role and her smile brings up the light in every problem in the story. She has the strong personal set of morals and has a bright personality. Also, she has
this chemistry with all the guys she partnered with in the story. She acted comfortably in front of the camera and it seems that they are really close to each other. I admire how easily she changed her mood in the story effortlessly.
- Jung Il-Woo as Kang Ji-woon “a total thug” – a unique, bold, childish and very confident about himself is what I define him. Wild and rebellious but he is sensitive, soft and lonely inside. This is quite different from Il-woo’s previous roles and I absolutely love him more. He exceeds my expectation and I can’t ask for more. From the way he moves up to the way he talks, he’s totally a package. I’ve watched him on 49 Days which made me calls him, Scheduler.
- Ahn Jae-hyun as Kang Hyun-min “a total player” — the cocky playboy and the reason why Ha Won got involved in the family. Though he’s a playboy, he is protecting his first love from a distance. He is quite stiff at the first glance but when I see him with Ha-won, he has this soft and caring side. I even thought at first that she has some special feelings towards Ha-won.
- Lee Jung-Shin as Kang Seo-woo “a good for nothing” — a famous singer who has a funny and approachable attitude who is affectionate towards Ha-won. He was the one who gets closer first to Ha-won and eventually becomes his first love. He chooses to keep it to himself and just release it through writing some songs and supporting her with everything she does.
- Choi Min as Lee Yoon-sung — he is the secretary of the Kang’s grandfather. However, he has this kind of attitude that makes everyone follow him. He is quite serious, an emotionless face and you will see him smile seldom. He had a hard time getting loose and enjoy life until Ha-won helped him to bring out the other side of him. I salute his loyalty to the Kang family even sacrificing his own sake for them. Though, I never thought that he will be the fourth knight.
To sum it all, Ha-won is the modern Cinderella who doesn’t need to leave her shoe to be considered as one. Living with the handsome Kang Cousins was already enough. I totally admire the lightness of the story and if you really need some refreshment form all the K-drama era, I highly recommend this one. No heavy scenes, just purely romance and comedy.