Personal Taste

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  • 2010
  • 1 Season
  • 7.4  (4,913)

Personal Taste is a Korean drama that premiered in 2010 and starred Lee Min-ho as the main character. The drama was adapted from a novel of the same name and consists of 16 episodes. The story revolves around three main characters: Jeon Jin Ho (played by Lee Min-ho), Park Kae-in (played by Son Ye-jin), and Han Chang-ryul (played by Kim Ji-seok). Jeon Jin Ho is a young and successful architect who is in search of a new project to boost his career. He hears about a potential project that involves renovating a traditional Korean house, which belongs to Park Kae-in. Kae-in is a young, struggling furniture designer who is also the daughter of a famous architect. She has just gone through a difficult breakup with her cheating boyfriend, Han Chang-ryul, who also happens to be Jeon Jin Ho's best friend.

Jeon Jin Ho decides to infiltrate Kae-in's life by pretending to be gay so that he can get access to her house and use it as a showcase for his design skills. Kae-in, who is openly supportive of the LGBTQ+ community, accepts him as her new roommate, and the two begin to form a close friendship. However, as they spend more time together, Kae-in starts to develop feelings for Jin Ho, who is still pretending to be gay.

From then on, the story follows the ups and downs of their complicated relationship, as well as the struggles they face in their personal and professional lives. Kae-in is dealing with the aftermath of her breakup with Chang-ryul and trying to establish her own furniture line while Jin Ho is struggling to gain recognition as an architect and prove himself to his father, who is also an architect.

Aside from the main storyline, the show also explores themes of family, friendship, and self-discovery. Jin Ho's relationship with his father is a significant aspect of the show, as he strives to gain his father's approval and respect. Kae-in's relationship with her father is also explored, as she discovers a long-hidden secret about her family that causes her to reevaluate her relationships and past experiences.

The secondary characters in the show provide comic relief and also contribute to the development of the main characters. Jin Ho's assistant, Kim In-hee (played by Wang Ji-hye), and Kae-in's best friend, Kim Tae-hoon (played by Ryu Seung-ryong), provide some comedic moments as they try to navigate their own love lives.

The setting of the show is also noteworthy, as it takes place in a beautifully renovated traditional Korean house. The interior design and architecture of the house are showcased throughout the show, making it an aesthetically pleasing backdrop for the story.

Overall, Personal Taste is a heartwarming and engaging romantic comedy that explores complex relationships and themes in a lighthearted and entertaining way. Lee Min-ho's performance as Jeon Jin Ho is charming and endearing, and his chemistry with Son Ye-jin as Park Kae-in is palpable. The show also boasts a talented supporting cast and a captivating storyline that keeps viewers entertained and invested from start to finish.

Personal Taste is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on March 31, 2010.

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Episode 16
16. Episode 16
May 20, 2010
Jin Ho retaliates by telling Kae In's father outright that his flawed design for Sang Go Jae is the reason it all went south, and worse yet, Kae In is bearing the brunt of his mistakes as a father.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
May 19, 2010
"Trying to erase You," kicks off as Jin Ho walks in just as Kae In is having a major meltdown over her recovered memories.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
May 13, 2010
After a day of shopping at the mart, Kae In and Jin Ho return home with all of their couple-centric purchases
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
May 12, 2010
"A Special Birthday Present" opens as Kae In falls unconscious from the shock of her Sang Go Jae memory, wherein she crashed down through the glass ceiling onto her mother below, which presumably killed the latter.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
May 6, 2010
Do Bin reels from his rejection, and the look on his face speaks volumes.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
May 5, 2010
Chang Ryul witnesses Jin Ho and Kae In kissing, and shoves Jin Ho off of Kae In's lips and reminds him that he'd agreed to back off.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
April 29, 2009
Jin Ho has just popped Chang Ryul to the ground, and he gets back up to go another round.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
April 28, 2010
At the office, Sang Jun worries about Jin Ho, who has been out of touch after running out of the office.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
April 22, 2010
Jin Ho continues driving like a madman down the streets of Seoul to let out his anger.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
April 21, 2010
Jin Ho is drunk and presumably lost in the moment, but Kae In looks pained even as she's kissing him.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
April 15, 2010
After getting a cold splash of bitterness from Hye Mi, Kae In wonders aloud what on earth she could have done to deserve this.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
April 14, 2010
Kae In asked Jin Ho to help her make a woman of herself, titling the mission, "Project to Make Her a Woman".
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
April 8, 2010
After Jin Ho's satisfying foot massage, Kae In drops dead on the couch and Jin Ho goes into his room, trying to tell himself to calm down and not flare up at her for her latest GAY blunder in front of Do Bin.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
April 7, 2010
After dropping that bomb about Jin Ho's sexual orientation, Kae In sarcastically challenges In Hee to try seducing Jin Ho? with her boundless charms, maybe she can get him to switch sides.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
April 1, 2010
Kae In looks more hurt and betrayed by In-hee, who as her friend and a human being, should seem more remorseful than if she had stolen your parking space or taken the last cookie.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
March 31, 2010
Kae In jumps up clumsily at the sound of her alarm clock, already late. She's a furniture designer and has worked through the night, sleeping on the floor of her wood shop.
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Personal Taste is available for streaming on the Viikii website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Personal Taste on demand at Amazon Prime, Netflix and Viki.
  • Premiere Date
    March 31, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (4,913)