Cinderella and the Four Knights is about a young woman (Park So Dam) who is given the opportunity to live at the mansion of a rich chaebol and make some money to go to college. And if that isn’t lucky enough, the chaebol’s three handsome grandsons (Jung Il Woo, Ahn Jae Hyun, & Lee Jung Shin) also live there as well a handsome bodyguard (Choi Min) who is to look after her.
Cinderella and the Four Knights was such a fun and easy watch. On the surface, it’s more of a fluff piece where we just get to enjoy watching the poor Cinderella girl get to live in a fancy house and draw the affections of multiple handsome guys. And all of that was definitely fun!
But it’s also a story of people finding happiness by coming to terms with who they are and reconciling past hurts in order to finally become a family. One girl is tasked with helping this fractured family come together. And while she helps them, she also goes on her own journey.
Park So Dam was fantastic as our leading lady Eun Ha Won. She is the absolute perfect mixture of sweet, cheerful, and strong. She takes no grief from any of the guys and can completely hold her own in any situation.
And Park So Dam is absolutely beautiful and adorable in this role. Her smile just completely lights up every scene, and I always can’t help but smile right along with her.
I also give a lot of credit to Park So Dam for having this effortless chemistry with all of the guys. She just comes off so natural and comfortable with each guy that it really helped bring out the best in each of them.
Jung Il Woo was very solid in the role of Kang Ji Woon. This role is very different from other roles I have seen him in. His characters are frequently loud, unique, and overly confident. Whereas Ji Woon is really a very normal character.
He’s that quiet, tortured, rebel who really needs some happiness in life. It took a while for him to really begin opening up, but it was great to see. I really enjoyed Jung Il Woo in this, and it’s definitely my favorite character of his.
We have Ahn Jae Hyun in the second lead role of Kang Hyun Min. He’s the cocky playboy of the group, and he’s the one who gets Ha Won involved with his family. I always find Ahn Jae Hyun a bit stiff and awkward, but I think his interactions with Park So Dam helped make him pleasant enough to watch since he got to spend a lot of time with her in the beginning.
Lee Jung Shin plays Kang Seo Woo. He’s the sweet and fun one of the group. As a popular singer, he keeps busy. It doesn’t take long for him to fall for Ha Won, and the two of them certainly had a cute dynamic.
Lee Yoon Sung (Choi Min Sung) is our resident bodyguard. He has a hard time letting loose and having fun, but Ha Won is even able to bring out that side of him a time or two. He is very loyal to the Kang family, and does his best to look after them.
Son Na Eun plays the other woman in our main love square, Park Hye Ji. Ji Woon has had feelings for her for a long while, but she only has eyes for Hyun Min who doesn’t seem to look at her as more than a friend. She added an interesting dynamic to the group for sure.
Ji Woon and Ha Won ended up being a completely adorable couple! There was just so much cute! I thought Jung Il Woo and Park So Dam had this wonderful and easy going chemistry between them, and I just couldn’t get enough of it.
I also really loved the progression of Ji Woon and Ha Won’s relationship. It had this very natural flow to it that took its time from moving from bickering to friendship and finally to romantic love.
Watching Ji Woon open up to Ha Won and start to feel some happiness in his life was such a joy to see. And these two had some fantastic couple moments! The big confession of feelings by Ji Woon is one of my favorites I have seen in a drama. It was such a sweeping romantic moment that gave me so many feels. I really loved this couple!
I really enjoyed that the drama had an actual love square. I loved the dynamics between the two couples as they all had to work out their feelings for each other. It made for a complex and interesting romantic entanglement.
Cinderella and the Four Knights also has a wonderful soundtrack that was utilized very well. I immensely enjoyed all of the songs and was so glad that they played them all frequently. It really helped set up a fun, romantic, and heartwarming atmosphere.
Cinderella and the Four Knights is just a good solid drama. It was tons of fun with a lot of heart. Park So Dam was the absolute perfect female lead, and Jung Il Woo really gave a wonderful performance as we slowly watched his character grow. And with one of the cutest couples around Dramaland, I was never short on smiles. All in all, Cinderella and the Four Knights was a joy and has left me with a lot of good memories.
My Rating: 8/10
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