"Good Casting" is a comedy drama about an undercover agent selected in the worst-case scenario and a spying mission by Korean superwomen to investigate corruption involving the nation's largest conglomerate's technology leaks.
Baek Chan Mi is a legendary agent for the National Intelligence Service. However, due to an excessive operation, one of her subordinates passes away. After this incident, she takes back all hope of returning to the field when she gets an order to go undercover. She begins working as a secretary for Ilkwang Hitech under the name, Baek Jang Mi. She is joined by a single mother, Im Ye Eun, who has the beauty of a girl group member, and Hwang Mi Soon, a housewife of 18 years whose family believes her to be an insurance salesperson. These three women begin to work together. Meanwhile, Ilkwang Hitech's CEO, Yoon Seok Ho, knew Chan Mi as his tutor and had a crush on her. He can't help but think that his new secretary, who looks exactly like his first love but has a different name and age, is a bit suspicious.
" Good Casting " had indeed a good cast, but, plotwise, it wasn't that great.
First of all, the idea for the drama was solid. Three female agents are going undercover to find the bad guys. They have multiple action adventures until they find the guy who was responsible for one of their old colleague's death. They bond. They find love interests. So far so good. But, the whole drama felt draggy and boring. It was like there wasn't much to anticipate to happen, especially since the big case that they had to solve was not that interesting to begin with.
That said, the three main characters were simply too enjoyable. They had all different personalities and they had nice chemistry between them. However, I've found the leading lady less interesting than the other two, as she was a bit too cliche of a character and her actions were a bit predictable. Not that the actress didn't do an amazing job, especially with her action-fighting scenes. It was that the character was too cookie-cut written.
Finally, the romance in the drama was cute and it didn't overtake the whole plot, which was a relief. The couples had chemistry and some cute scenes.
So, overall, five out of ten.
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