Why Are You Bickering Dali and Cocky Prince? 달리와 감자탕

Thursday, December 23, 2021


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Dali and Cocky Prince

WARNING: Some spoilers from episodes 1 and 2.
The romantic comedy K-drama, Dali and Cocky Prince, was not one that was really on my radar. The title itself did not really attract me into wanting to watch this particular one. If it was anything that would've drawn me to this drama, it would probably be actor Kim Min-Jae, who also stars in my favorite K-drama, Do You Like Brahms?
This fall season, I have been quite busy with homeschooling my children, and also preparing and teaching for Korean School. Because my time is mostly being used to prepare and teach, it has put a strain on some of my hobbies, like knitting and crocheting, which also means that my K-drama watching hours have dropped tremendously since I typically knit while I watch K-dramas. 
Although this may be true, it doesn't mean that a K-drama isn't typically playing in the background. I am one of those people that have a hard time with silence and need background noise playing at all times. I even have a white noise machine that plays at night. If you call me a scaredy-cat, that's okay. If there are house noises in a silent home, my imagination runs wild and I just can't handle it. 
Aside from that little randomness about me, I had to get some work done for Korean School so I decided to play this K-drama with no intent to really focus. It was just a K-drama that I knew wouldn't be hard to process or distract me when I really needed to focus on my work.
This K-drama stars Kim Min-Jae as Jin Moo-Hak, the second son from a family that owns and runs a global restaurant franchise firm that started from humble beginnings as a gamjatang (pork bone stew) restaurant. Though he doesn't have class or is well-educated, he knows how to do business and make money. 

Opposite to him, there is Kim Da-Li who is played by Park Gyu-Young. Her character is a bit crazy and out there, especially her wardrobe, but she is a well-educated, knowledgeable, and devoted individual to art. She has a charming and sweet personality and also happens to be the only child of a prestigious family.

The two meet by accident in the Netherlands and while their time was short together there, they develop an interest in each other. 

I won't get into too much detail here, but just like any K-drama, it was fate that they met each other again back in their homeland but under different circumstances. What happens in the motherland? You'll have to watch to find out. 

What is my rating for this K-drama? 

For me personally, it was just an okay drama. I felt like it was lacking something and though from time to time, I did focus on it, there was really nothing special that tugged my heart to be emotionally attached to it.

Gyeongju and Seokguram Grotto

Something that caught my ears during this K-drama, however, was the couple's bickering in the last episode.  The scene below is when Dali needs to make a sudden business trip and Moo-Hak is angry about not being able to go to Gyeongju or the Seokguram Grotto like they had planned.

Moo-Hak asking about Seokguram Grotto.

Screenshot from Dali and Cocky Prince on Viki

For those of you who have watched Dali and Cocky Prince, were you curious about Gyeongju or Seokguram Grotto? Where and what are these things that Da-Li and Moo-Hak were fighting about?
You'll have to stick around for a future blog post to find out where and what these things are. It also may interest you that I have actually been and seen the Seokguram Grotto, which also happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site! So make sure to follow me on my socials!

What were your thoughts on this K-drama? How would you rate it?



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