Donnapie’s Favorite Asian Drama Countdown:
At Number 5: What’s Up Fox?/Foxy Lady
Single 33 year-old Go Byeong Hee works as a reporter for a sex magazine. She wants more romance and a more respectable life but isn’t sure how to get it.
24-year-old Park Chul Su, mechanic and world traveler, is the younger brother of Byeong Hee’s best friend. He’s a free spirit and not concerned with what the world thinks.
One night the two old family friends get drunk and wake up in bed together. Go Byeong Hee wants to forget it ever happened, especially since a good marriage prospect has just made an appearance.
Unfortunately for her, Chul Su has other ideas.
Why I love it:
I’m such a sucker for noona-dongseng romances and What’s Up Fox is my peg of how it should be done.
I love the intricacies and complications that are presented alongside Chul Soo and Byung Hee’s blossoming love because it’s believable and not just typically makjang where the family is against them being together because he’s younger and she’s older.
It’s the whole family dynamics of how she almost raised him and how her family treats him as if they are also their son.
It’s that complication of her being at that time in her life when she is ready to settle down while he is still at a loss as to what he would do with his life.
It is the perfect depiction of how sometimes in life, Love is really just not enough.
That there are times when other important things should be considered such as family background, compatibility and of things just being in the proper place at the proper time.
It’s that journey of discovery that true love waits and if it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.
What cemented it as one of my favorites:
Chun Jung Myung is such a dreamboat in this series.
His dedication to his Byung Hee and his persistence in showing her how much he loves her until he was able to wear her down was epic.
That scene at the Junkyard where they shared a kiss is seared into my memory up to this very moment.
It was a culmination of their repressed feelings for each other, the crossing over between what is right and what their hearts wanted and the realization that no matter how much they try to deny it, their love for each other is bigger than what should be or shouldn’t be and it was just all about how they feel for each other..