KDRAMA REVIEW: The Golden Spoon (2022)

November 25, 2022

It’s actually a very timely drama for me since recently I’m somehow like Lee Seungcheon who wishes to be rich. Who wouldn’t want money, right? With money you can do and get a lot of things - not only your needs but also your wants. (That’s why I have been so busy recently with work and I’m having a hard time to do my hobbies such as creating contents).

About The Golden Spoon

Title: The Golden Spoon (금수저)
Episodes: 16 episodes (around 1 and 15 minutes each episode)

Yook Sungjae as Lee Seungcheon
Jung Chaeyeon as Na Juhee
Yeonwoo as Oh Yeo Jin
Lee Jong Won as Hwang Taeyong

Plot: The Golden Spoon is about a high school student, Lee Seungcheon, who wishes hates his current financial situation met an old lady who offered him a golden spoon that can change his life.

Reasons why I like The Golden Spoon

Yook Sungjae’s acting is superb

I have been following Sungjae’s acting career (well, I’m also a Melody btw). And so far, this drama is one of his works that I like. He has shown a more mature and darker side. Plus, the way he cried in this drama, it can really carry you away.

I already like how he acted before but he surpassed my expectations in this drama. He is definitely one of the best idol-actors out there.

The whole cast

One of the reasons why it took me quite some time to watch it is because I am not much fond of the leading ladies in this drama. But this drama changed my perspective of them. I guess characters really help us change how we view people.

And also the actor who played the original Hwang Taeyong, according to his discography, he played a role in Hospital Playlist 2. And because I can’t remember hin there, I’ll consider The Gold Spoon the first drama that I saw him. He’s also good. I like how he was able to really show the difference between Hwang Taeyong and Lee Seungcheon.

But most especially, my favorite character here, Mungi Hyung. And upon searching his discography, I have watched him too in other dramas. But he didn’t leave much impact yet maybe because of his hairstyle. But in this drama, I really liked him and appreciated his visuals. I also love how he ended up with Seungcheon’s sister.

The ending

Warning spoiler alerts!

To be honest, I thought I was going to be disappointed with the ending especially when Hwang Hyeondo was able to get out of prison. But at the same time, I also thought that, well, that’s life. It’s unfair. But it didn’t just end there. He still got the punishment he deserved. The last twist in Hwang Hyeondo's life? That was insane!

Another mixed emotion is with Na In Woo’s character. I don’t know if I should laugh at him or pity him. I feel like doing both. But seriously, I didn’t expect it at first not until I saw some familiar clothes. I’m really trying my best not to spoil the ending.

The ending credits

I expected it that the old lady will be asking the viewers if they want to use the golden spoon. I liked it because the whole show made me ask myself if I’m willing to trade my parents just to be rich.

Final Thoughts

If you were to ask me if I were to use the golden spoon, I’ll be honest, but I actually thought of using it for a month (since you can go back to your old self after a month). Not because I hate my parents, in fact I love them so much, but I just want to know how it feels to be rich. I want to know how it feels to not be worrying whether I’ll still have money in the following days. I also want to know if I’m really the problem or just my situation. Because if I’m still not contented with being rich well then “Hi, it’s me. I’m the problem it’s me”

But of course, I will never trade my parents. Even if sometimes I am not in good terms with them, it still wouldn’t make me badly want to change them. I don’t want to have other parents. I just want to have a different situation now. Someone who wouldn't worry about money.

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