Madame Antoine (2016, South Korea)
Title: 마담 앙트완
Also known as: Madame Antoine
Broadcast Network: JTBC
Broadcast period: Jan 22th - March 12th
Go Hye Rim is a famous fortune-teller. She is known as "Madame Antoine" and insists that she is spiritually connected to Marie Antoinette, but that part is a lie. She can see through people and read their minds using "cold reading" as a technique (a set of techniques used by mentalists, psychics, fortune-tellers, mediums and illusionists to imply that the reader knows much more about the person than the reader actually does). She dreams of having love in a romantic film. Hye Rim then takes part in a psychological test project conducted by psychotherapist Choi Soo Hyun . His goal is to prove that true love does not exist. Coincidentally, the name for his psychological treatment center is Madame Antoine - MDLOverall Score: 8/10
Character Development: 8/10
Plot Development: 8/10
Now the reason why this drama wasn't a masterpiece for me (because despite being a melodrama and sagaeuk-lover, I do give rom-com's 10/10s. It's not impossible. Marriage not dating is one of my all time favorite dramas, and that's a rom-com) was first and foremost because of the pacing. I did find it a biiit draggy during the middle part, and while it did pick up by episode 10-ish, MARK TO SEE SPOILER and I loved the part where Hye Rim realizes what the experiment is all about and decides to get her revenge by doing the experiment on Choi Soo Hyun END OF SPOILER I still felt like something was missing.The Comedy was very good! I liked how Hye Rim switched languages while she did her fortune-telling if her costumers knew french. There was that one guy in particular who almost caught her lying. It was hilariuous to try to see her struggle out of that situation xD. And her "talk" with Marie Antoinette in french made me crack up! I also really liked the scenes between Choi Soo Hyun and Choi Seung Chan. Bromance and brothers who bicker whenever they see each other is like a guilty pleasure of mine xD There was one scene in particular that made me roll on the ground laughing, and that was when Seung Chan tried to prove to Soo Hyun that he does care about Hye Rim so he came up with a scenario that made Soo Hyun panic and then when he admitted that it was all a lie, Soo Hyun got so pissed off that he threatened to hit Seung Chan with a baseball bat xD.
Overall this drama was enjoyable. Nothing outstanding but nothing too bad either. If you're looking for a cute rom-com, perhaps this is the one to add to your to-watch-list!