“The Golden Spoon” Episode 1 And 2 Review- An Intriguing Idea

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MBC’s newest drama “The Golden Spoon” is finally here, here is what I thought of its premiere!

Note: this article is a first-impression review, it doesn’t mean this is the writer’s final thoughts on the drama. This is a spoiler review.

If there was one highly anticipated kdrama of the second half of 2022, you could say it was “The Golden Spoon,” many people were excited to welcome Yook Sungjae back to the small screen for the first time in 2 years. Feels like it was yesterday when I watched his previous drama. We all missed him.

And he returned with an intriguing idea for a project, what if you could switch your poor horrible debt-ridden life with the 1% of society? Would you do it? And what could be the drawbacks?

I heard many kdrama fans say they enjoyed reading the webcomic the drama was based on and were excited to see it come to life. I haven’t personally read the webcomic but I liked the premiere.

The premiere of “The Golden Spoon” was partly goofy, unintentionally, and partly tense. I felt the premise was a bit comical, and I know why its that, but there were some moments that made me chuckle. They felt so cartoonish. The biggest one is the scene in which Lee Seung-Cheon meets the old lady who specifies what he should do exactly to take over someone’s life and live as them. It felt so out of place and honestly… a bit goofy.

Lee Seung-Cheon suffers about the worst fates there is in kdrama land main leads. His parents are useless and bring trouble in the form of debt collectors and his school gives him a hard time in the form of bullies and rich kids taking advantage of him and then dumping him when it suits them. You’re inclined to root for him from the get-go and while I believe he’s pitiful, I wouldn’t say I am rooting for him yet. He still took over another person’s life. I mean, I don’t blame him but I am not rooting for him- yet.

We have many idol actors in this drama. There is the main lead, Chaeyon from a group that is called DIA, or was… because our blog’s fellow writers wrote about their disbandment recently. I haven’t personally seen her acting before but so far, I am enjoying it. She holds up well against Sungjae.

There is also another kpop idol, Yeonwoo, from a group called MOMOLAND. I think I know them… She was a part of them but according to her wiki, she’s been active as an actress for a while now. She’s also fine.

From what I have seen thus far from both, I would say they did well. I can’t completely judge yet because the acting, thus far, revolves around just average scenes but I’ll be able to gauge their acting capabilities as the drama progresses I assume. I am happy they’re not bad actors, otherwise, this would have been difficult.

I was also immensely excited to see my favorite rising talent actor Lee Jong Won back on screen again. It was so nice seeing him again play two different characters so well. The dude is going places.

“The Golden Spoon” has done well in ratings and saw a big jump, I think they have a chance of competing against SBS’s newest drama “One Dollar Lawyer”- which also airs in the same time slot.

This will be an interesting ‘battle’ so to speak.

“The Golden Spoon” premiere did well in drawing me in, I was intrigued and interested in finding out how it unfolds. I would love it if Lee Seung-Cheon’s character slowly descends into madness and fury as he goes back and forth between the two worlds. It would be very interesting to see how he reacts to his situation. I hope he doesn’t turn out to be the ‘too nice’ character that realizes quickly he’s made a mistake, otherwise, it won’t be fun.

I have high expectations from “The Golden Spoon” moving forward.

So these are my thoughts on “The Golden Spoon” , so what about you guys? did you like the episodes? let me know what you thought in the comment section below.

By Jass K.

Hi, I am Jass k. I discuss some of the hottest currently airing kdramas on this site in form of reviews an/or recaps, join me in the discussion~

1 comment

  1. Yes, liked it very much. We so missed Yook Sungjae, he is such a good actor. One of my favourite actors. He was amazing in Goblin and he made me agonise in The 2015 as a second male lead. The idea is philosophical here, I guess they are trying to tell us that money isn’t everything, and that you can be not rich but have loving parents and family. Would you really be happy if you are rich? Well, we’ll see. Also, nice to see young Jung Chae Yong, she is so beautiful it’s shocking :)). So very much excited and hope that we’ll have a hood ride.

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