The Matchmakers is a historical drama that aired at the end of 2023. The cast included Rowoon and Cho Yi Hyun as the main leads. They play the role of matchmakers who work to bring couples together. Here is the review.
As a big fan of Korean dramas, I recently found a saeguk that really caught my attention – The Matchmakers. I was hooked on this story from the beginning to the end, and I watched it all in a few days.
Its idea is very different from anything else out there, and what makes it stand out is how mature both the characters and the story are. Not like many other Korean shows, this one didn’t have a lot of extra parts, which makes it a rare gem in the genre.
What drew me to this story in the first place was that reviews were mixed. I simply had to try it because I was interested, and I’m so glad I did. The veteran stars in this drama really showed off their skills and gave their best performances.
One thing that stood out was how well the king and the Jo family’s mother-in-law were portrayed. But what really struck me was how the bad guy changed over the course of the story. She was clever, wise, and incredibly complicated, making her more than just a normal bad guy.
It was great to see Rowoon’s character grow, and Jung Woo’s honesty and deeply felt statements made him a very likeable character. The drama had just the right amount of exaggerated comedy and dark assassination plans to keep you interested.
The fact that our hero was innocent like a child never made him less brave, which was a beautiful thing about him. Sun Duk, on the other hand, showed a level of maturity that struck a chord with me, especially in the way she watched the princess and Jung Woo talk. It was a deep act of love that made an impact that will last.
Even though I didn’t completely connect with all of the romantic pairs, I liked how the show tried to break the rules of love. The drama looked at the idea that people don’t always fall in love with the person they’re supposed to be with. The relationship between the 14-year-old prince and the 24-year-old Lady Ha Na was risky. It might not have happened in real life, but it added an interesting twist to the story.
I thought that one of the best things about this show was that I couldn’t find a single plot hole in it. The stunning visuals and detailed interiors showed how much care and attention to detail went into making them.
In every chamber, the folding screens, or pingfengs, mirrored the characters’ individualities in addition to being aesthetically pleasing. The cinematography, beautiful settings, and fun music made the whole experience even better.
The drama’s ending was appropriate, smart, and right, and it made me feel better. It might not have been shocking, but it made sense in the end and made me happy. It had outstanding writing, acting, and production values. It perfectly balanced humorous and serious issues, and it kept a cozy environment all the way to the very end.
In the end, this saeguk story is a wonderful gem that stands out from the rest. It managed to capture my heart with its unique idea, well-developed characters, and interesting story. The drama was mature, and the comedy was fun, so I couldn’t wait for each episode.
The drama was fun to watch generally because of the great acting, beautiful visuals, and careful attention to detail. It may not be perfect, but it was still an unforgettable and heartwarming experience that I would suggest to anyone who likes romcom dramas.
This review was written by a guest author and reflects her views and opinion.
A unique historical drama with strong characters and beautiful visuals, though pacing and some relationships could be better. Worth a watch.