I'm currently watching this 2008 MBC drama which is currently showing on Starhub Channel 55 every Sunday, 10.30pm. I was initially not keen on the drama as the main leads were not my favourite artistes but i was drawn to the interesting and refreshing plot and also the great actings by the main leads, the late Choi Jin Shil and Byun Jung Soo after watching the first episode. This drama is the last work of actress Choi Jin Shil took her own life at the age of 40 last year. She is a great actress and was praised for her never-aging looks and flawless acting skills. What a pity she had to died at such a young age and leave behind 2 young children. I had first watched her acting in the 1997 drama "Wishing Upon A Star" with my favourite actor Ahn Jae Wook. Those who are interested in the drama "Last Scandal" and does not have cable tv at home can also watch it online at http://www.mysoju.com/last-scandal/.
Choi Jin Shil stars as housewife Hong Sun Hee, who is a strong, happy go lucky middle aged woman who accidentally meets her first love, Jang Dong Chul, again while working as an extra in a tv commerical. But now he is known as Song Jae Bin to the whole entire world. Dong Chul became a famous star and didn't recognize Sun Hee the first time that they met because she looked like an old ahjooma (auntie). But back in high school, she was a smart, and beautiful girl and all this changed when her family business failed years ago. Sun Hee ended up marrying a useless man who always lands their family in debts. She has to work several jobs to support the family and her mother-in-law who always picks on her.
Sun Hee's husband even lands himself in jail for debts and forgery and Sun Hee had to approach the wealthy Jae Bin for aid. He is however not willing to help her bacuase she is no longer the beauty she once was. Due to some misunderstandings, she eventually moves into his house as a housekeeper. As she begins working for him she'll soon realize that he's not a stuck-up celebrity, but someone who's lived a sheltered life for the past 15 years ever since he shot to stardom... His manager elder brother Jang Dong Hwa (Jung Woong In)is always there to help him resolve any problems that he faces and Jae Bin has ended up being reliant on him out of habit.
Dong Hwa is a man of few words. Perhaps it's because since his parents passed away he's had to take responsibility of his younger brother. Now, he's an acclaimed CEO for an entertainment company and manager to his superstar brother Jae Bin. While he doesn't have a clue about love, he ended up being father to his son and now raises him as a single parent. He does however get confused feelings once Sun Hee enters the house. Maybe it's because of the way Jae Bin gives her such a hard time...or maybe not?
Sun Hee and Jae Bin bicker constantly but slowy they discover the feelings they had at 19 aren't compeltely gone. Jae Bin also feels sorry for Sun Hee as her husband had lied to her repeatedly and left her and her daughter for an older and rich woman. However things get complicated with the arrival of Na Yoon (Byun Jung Soo). She is another hot celebrity who's had a love/hate relationship with Jae Bin and Dong Hwa. When she starts to notice Jae Bin and Dong Hwa developing feelings for an ordinary woman like Sun Hee and giving her their undivided attention, she begins to get jealous of Sun Hee and plots to win the brothers back!