Cheongdamdong Alice has made it to my top 10 all time favorite dramas, at the Number #2 spot after Fantasy Couple. Watching the drama makes me reflect and think a lot and the drama touched on many issues close to heart. (No I’m not rabbit hunting) One reason why I can relate so much to the drama is because it expounds on the issue of hard work and success and that is also the question that I’m trying to find an answer to.
Does working hard become equivalent to success? Does it really pay off?
Right now, I think I really want to believe that my hard work will amount to something. I want to believe that if I work for it, my dreams and goals will come true. It’s disheartening, but as I grow older, I kinda stopped believing that hard work = success. The equation is not so simple and maybe sometimes money and being rich counts for more. Or having the right connections. I don’t know.
I’m still desperately trying to cling on to the idea that my hard work will pay off somehow. I won’t say that I work harder than anyone else, but I know I did work hard. So… we’ll see.
But maybe one day I’ll be forced to abandon my ideals and yes I really like the phrase 검을테면 철저하게 검어라 (if you want to go over to the dark side, throw yourself there completely). I think I’m really the kind of person. ><;
I think I really sympathize with Yoon ju a lot. Because no matter what methods she used, she did work really hard to climb to the position that she is in now. And she’s not having a perfect time too, having to act super carefully and hide her past.
In any case, I think this is a drama worth watching. It’s realistic (as realistic as a drama can get), not afraid of going to untested waters and very relatable. None of the characters are perfect and everyone is majorly flawed. Just like how everyone is in real life.
Highly recommended. Watch the drama here.