First Impression: Secret Love Affair


So I have recently picked up a new kdrama to watch called Secret Love Affair. It’s a given with its name but just to give you guys a few more information about it I’ll give you guys a short synopsis. It’s about 2 adults having an affair which threatens to destroy both their lives. One a successful arts foundation director(in her 40’s I believe) and the other a gifted piano prodigy in his 20’s.

Just by reading the description it piqued my interest. Very few kdramas have affairs in it to begin with and this one revolves around it. What’s even crazier is that they throw in a huge age gap as well. Didn’t know how they were going to make that work, but it got me very curious.

I have just finished watching episode 3 and all I have to say is “wow”. It has gone far beyond my expectations. My biggest concern for this drama was that I didn’t want them to make their relationship just about sex. I have seen many Korean movies with similar concept and they are mostly based on physical attraction. No real chemistry just raging hormones. But so far that isn’t he case in this drama. You can really tell the leads have this amazing connection through music and it’s really amazing to watch.

What really blew me away was the main male lead’s (Yoo Ah In) acting. His emotions when he plays the piano are spot on and the passion that he portrays toward the female lead (Kim Hee Ae) is very believable.

I don’t want to start spoiling things so I’ll stop here for now. All that I have left to say is that if you haven’t watched it yet you definitely should give it a try. I’m hooked!


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