Drama Review: My Secret Hotel / 마이 시크릿 호텔

Nam Sang Hyo (Yoo In Na) and Goo Hae Young (Jin Yi Han) are a divorced couple. They meet again after seven years when Sang Hyo, a hotel wedding planning manager, has to plan Goo Hae Young's second wedding. Things get complicated when they get sucked into a murder case in the hotel.

Rating: 7.5/10

To start watching Episode 1, just click the video below ;)

Spoilers! Do not click unless you have already watched it or do not intend on watching it. Thanks!

This drama started off so good. Taking place a fabulous and luxurious hotel, managed by the ever so gorgeous Director Jo Sung Gyum. A murder taking place - bonus! I love thrillers and mystery solving type of dramas. As with all the dramas I love, I was hooked from the start.

At first, I was equally intrigued by both the Director (played by Nam Goong Min) and Hae Young (Jin Yi Han) who is also Sang Hyo's (played by Yoo In Na) ex-husband. The drama then started focusing TOO much on whether Sang Hyo was going to choose the Director or Hae Young. It was then that I started finding Hae Young soooooo annoying. He was just so pushy and didn't know when he wasn't wanted. I really wanted her to end up with the Director even though I knew in my heart, based on the standard drama formula, that she would end up with Hae Young. Side note: the Director's bod though????? Omo.

Girls, let's take a moment here, shall we? ...

The murder confused me a lot. I didn't even bother figuring it out in my mind. I had no idea why Assistant Manager was murdered at first. Then I couldn't figure out if the same person killed him, Young Mi AND the Director's father. Then when I was getting a clearer idea, I couldn't figure out why. Definitely not a flaw of the drama - I think they did a good job in revealing everything in the end.

I was just disappointed because the love triangle seemed to go back and forth. And because I knew Sang Hyo wasn't going to end up with the Director anyway, I was like girl why are you playing with his heart? Like, just make up your mind already!!! I will take the Director though, thank you very much <3

Joo Jung Eun is another hella annoying character. I think what is worse is that she is the cause of why Sang Hyo and Hae Young didn't reunite seven years ago. Her desperation and thirst for Hae Young is also hard to watch. Like the dude is married and clearly wants you to gtfo. Go give Si Chan some love.

Other than that, this drama was a real rollercoaster. They did a good job with their cliffhangers and I was always wanting more. They just needed to try to keep the female lead in one place a bit longer instead of the whole back and forth thing because it gave me a real headache.

Let me know your thoughts on this drama in the comments below!

As always, check out my favourite songs from the OST below!

"Trap" by Swings & Yoo Sung Eun

"Secret" by Yoon Sung Ki (윤성기)

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  1. Hello. This is A.K.I.A. Talking…
    Thanks for the great review of My Secret Hotel! I enjoyed it a lot.
    I added it to my collection of reviews for the show. The show has now an average score of 55%. It lacks graded reviews.
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    Thanks again for the review. If you want to do something with my blog, please contact me.

    1. Hi there! Sorry for the incredibly late reply.

      I appreciate you reaching out and putting my review on your blog. I do tend to write a lot of drama reviews so be sure to check back for more. Thank you!