I started watching the Korean drama series Secret Garden this weekend. It was recommended to me by a class mate in my Korean course last year. I bought the DVD box in Korea, but I didn’t watch it until now. So far the drama seems pretty good.


It’s about a rich young man, Joo-won (Hyun Bin), who is kind of a jerk and always gets everything his way. One day he runs into Ra-im (Ha Ji-won), who works as a stunt woman. She doesn’t know who Joo-won is and doesn’t tread lightly around him, like everyone else does. After their encounter Joo-won can’t stop thinking about Ra-im. By his logic she is not his type — mostly because she’s poor and doesn’t come from an upper class family — but he can’t get her out of his mind.

I’ve now passed episode 5, where there’s a twist in the story. Joo-won now has more to worry about than getting Ra-im out of his mind (hope I didn’t spoil too much). I thought the drama seemed interesting even before this turn of events, but I look forward to seeing where this is going.

I’ve only seen Ha Ji-won in two movies before (Haenundae & 100 days with Mr. Arrogant), but I like her.


The DVD box I bought is really nice. It comes with some nice DVD packaging, a photo book and photo cards that fold out into long strips that you can hang on the wall.