Jisu goes on seons and has a thing with a frien but with the love interest?
Like if I 'm going to read a romanti ovel I want to be sold on the end game couple?
Literally what was the point of this ovel? The author states at the nd in her note that " The tal is not meant to be representative of the South Korean or Korean-American experience with a matchmaker, but a lighthearted romantic comedy set in a culture I am lucky enough to be feel part of through my friends and family. " Seons, if you are familia with the term are for adults because they ’ re basically serious dates with marriage as the goal ( in the nearb future).
If you ’ re going to admit to just haphazardly writing a tal with no espect to the ccuracy of the actuality of how things work, then that disclaimer should be front and center.
Okay but Sarah she had actual Korean people read and help out and point out inaccuracies and stuff.
Here ’ s the kin you can get all the terms right but none of the cultural nuances came across right.
So what if she states that this is not to be representative of South Koreans and Korean Americans.
Despite being Korean born and raised, Jisu came across as very Korean American.
But there ’ s a world of a difference between fluency in English and assimilating into American culture especially coming from Korean culture.
But there was like no culture shock?
Despite the fact that Jisu stays with a white American family and her “ knowledge ” of American high schools was based off of “ Bring It On ” .Most, if not all, all of Korean and Korean American males that Jisu went on seons with came off as super superficial or jerks.
She probably could have spent half those scenes developing an actual relationship to root for with the actual love interest.Okay, I ’ m bored of this and am over poking more holes so here are some final thoughts.+ Jisu has a riend named Eunice.
( Is she supposed to be Yoo-ny or Eun-nee?) Maybe if Eunice was Korean American, I could see her having that name but it wouldn ’ t be her Korean name.+ Jisu also has a riend named Min. Also skeptical about that.
Like I said Jisu came off as very Korean American despite this being her first time staying long term in the country.TL; DR- For a contemporary romance there was no romance.
You ’ re trying to cash in on the succes of Korean pop culture.