Completely delightful and charming, this light-hearted romantic comedy tells the story of two people who are destined to be together in childhood and end up star-crossed as adults. Creating Destiny comes with plenty of appeal and addicting qualities, particularly with its cast, bubbly Eugene (Save the Last Dance for Me) and charismatic Ki Tae Young (White Tower). The creation of 1% of Anything’s director (Jang Geun Soo) and writer (Hyun) team blends together two romance novels by Hyun Go Woon. A little bit Full House and a little bit Shining Inheritance, weekend drama Creating Destiny doesn’t aim to be thought-provoking television, but what it does aim to do – and succeeds at admirably – is to be highly entertaining and enjoyable.
Han Sang Eun (Eugene) was forced to pack up and leave Korea at a young age when her father abruptly decided to move to Australia. Years later, having grown up in Australia and completed her law studies in the U.S., she plans to marry her American boyfriend, fellow attorney Alex (Olivier), and has totally forgotten about her life in Korea. The hand of fate, also known as her father, has other plans in mind for her, and before she knows it she has struck a bargain with him and is off to spend a year in Korea. Her father’s plan? To match her up with Kim Yeo Joon, a childhood friend and son of her father’s best friend.
Sang Eun intends to stay just a few weeks to placate her father in order to get his permission to marry Alex. However, the two families, based on a promise made in childhood, have always planned on their children marrying, and Sang Eun soon finds herself in over her head. Kim Yeo Joon, a prickly, stubborn doctor, is equally uninterested in her, but when the two find themselves in the same boat, they reluctantly join forces to outwit their families’ plans.