Ho Goo’s Love Korean Drama Review

Ho Goo's Love Korean Drama

Ho Goo’s love is the story of a young man whose name says it all…it literally means fool.  Kang Ho Goo (Choi Woo Shik) is a naïve, sweet, and warm hearted young man.  He runs into in to his first love Do Do Hee (Uee) one evening, and their complicated love story is set in motion.

Ho Goo's Love Korean Drama - Choi Woo ShikHo Goo’s love is an absolutely adorable and heart warming drama.  Choi Woo Shik really nailed Ho Goo’s character.  All of his mannerisms really show how innocent and naïve Ho Goo is.

Ho Goo constantly misunderstands things around him, especially the night he meets Do Hee.  For him, his evening with her is like a dream come true, but she is going through a lot of heartache.  He is able to console her, but he never fully grasps the gravity of her situation…she is single and pregnant.  To complicate matters further, she is also a national swimmer, so this could ruin her career.

Ho Goo's Love Korean Drama - UeeHo Goo is shocked when he meets up with her again nine months later and discovers the pregnancy.  At first he is angry, but true to his character, he is the one who is there for her during her labor.  After the birth, he just wants to be there for her, but Do Hee pushes him away.

Ho Goo's Love Korean Drama - Im Seol OngThen he overhears a conversation with the man he suspects to be the baby’s father, Byeon Kang Cheol (Im Seol Ong), who is a lawyer, and becomes furious at his disregard for Do Hee and the baby.  He ends up right back in the middle of things as he sets out to make things right for Do Hee.


Aside from this drama’s endearing quality, it is truly hilarious.  This is the point where we get introduced to a colossal misunderstanding on both Ho Goo and Kang Cheol’s part.

We get some back story on Kang Cheol after he goes on a blind date with Ho Goo’s twin sister, Kang Ho Gyeong (Lee Soo Kyung).  He seems uninterested in pursuing a relationship with Ho Gyeong, and he has quite a reason.  He apparently has feelings for Ho Goo!

Ho Goo's Love Korean Drama - Ho Gyeong   Ho Goo's Love Korean Drama - Im Seol Ong

We learn that back in high school, Kang Cheol spent a crazy day with who he thought was Ho Goo, but it turns out that he actually spent the day with Ho Gyeong who was wearing her brother’s clothes and name tag, and she also had most of her face covered.  She acted a lot like a boy too, so Kang Cheol just naturally assumed it was Ho Goo.

Ho Goo's Love Korean Drama - Ho Gyeong and Kang CheulAfter being rescued from some bullies and drinking together, Ho Gyeong plants a surprise kiss on Kang Cheol.  He is shocked and then dismayed to discover that he has feelings for her…only he thinks it’s Ho Goo!  This sets in motion a difficult life for Kang Cheol.  He is always confused by his feelings because he has never felt that way for anyone else, man or woman.  He ends up stuck in a sort of holding pattern.

Ho Goo's Love Korean Drama - Choi Woo Shik and Im Seol OngThat is until present day Ho Goo misinterprets a conversation between Kang Cheol and Do Hee and fully believes Kang Cheol is the baby’s father.  They end up having numerous hilarious encounters where each of them are talking about one thing and misinterpreting what the other is saying.  Ho Goo just wants Kang Cheol to take responsibility while Kang Cheol is trying to sort through his feelings.  This made for some of the best moments in the show.

Ho Goo's Love Korean Drama - Ho GyeongKang Cheol continues to sort through his feelings with the help of Ho Gyeong, who is deeply in love with him, yet he remains completely oblivious to the fact that it was really her who stirred up his feelings so many years ago.

Ho Goo's Love Korean Drama - Choi Woo Shik and UeeOf course, we get to see the romance blossom between Ho Goo and Do Hee.  It is sweet, and Ho Goo is so nurturing towards Do Hee and the baby.  Eventually, Do Hee ends up staying with Kang Cheol as she continues to hide her situation from the national media.  This sets up quite a fun love triangle of sorts as Ho Goo is a frequent visitor.

Watching our little family develop and our characters grow was such a joy.  Yes, misunderstandings abound in this drama, and relationships are crazy complicated, but this drama did things right and kept it interesting.  It was all so much fun with just the right amount of feels.

Ho Goo's Love Korean Drama - Choi Woo Shik and Uee

This drama was a blast, and you should definitely check it out!

My Rating: 10/10

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11 Responses to Ho Goo’s Love Korean Drama Review

  1. joybran2015 says:

    Another sign that we must be kindred spirits. I totally agree with your review. This drama was a surprise for me, and I totally loved it. Choi Woo Sik was perfect as Ho Goo and Im Seul Ong really surprised me with his comedic abilities. Even UEE surprised me in her thankless role that ended up being so touching.


    • Kay says:

      I know, this drama completely surprised me too! It found a permanent place in my heart, and I frequently find myself going back to watch some of both the touching and the humorous scenes. I was also surprised by Im Seul Ong and how much I enjoyed his interactions with Choi Woo Shik. Kindred spirits we are 🙂


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