The most surprising element of the show was the music that accompanied each scene. Although it was a tad dramatic at times, the actual use of diverse genres was impressive. Surprisingly, it was flawlessly seamed within each scene. Smooth jazz and R&B at moments of private reflection, dramatic opera for moments thick with seething anger — as in Yutaka’s dark confrontation with Mi-Ri. The main love theme — sung and accompanied by Yoochun himself — was even beautifully composed and fit the romantic, albeit overdramatic, interactions between Yutaka and Mi-Ri.
It was neither the plot nor the concept that captured me — neither of which are unique. The story itself seemed to be predicated on the idea that the audience would sink into the supposed depth of the story without question — how on earth did this woman get away with her sloppy deception for so long?
In the end, it was the players in this convoluted web of lies that managed to keep Miss Ripley from becoming too irritating to watch. The cast was actually so good that I could, with only slight hesitation, recommend this drama to anyone attempting to break into the Kdrama scene for the first time.