This year the time is especially very beautiful and satisfying for all the Korean drama watchers. We had a lot of Korean dramas to choose and watch from. Recently two of the very famous and well-loved dramas named Yumi’s cells and Eve ended. The finale of both the shows was somehow not very satisfying, however, there is news that Yumi’s cells might be renewed for a third season, we have no such official news for Eve so far. By the time of writing this, there is no news from the official network that broadcasted Eve, TVN, about its cancellation or renewal.
Eve (Hangul – 이브) is a South Korean television series that is currently airing. Eve’s scandal is another name for it. The television series was eagerly awaited because it marked the return of well-known South Korean actress Seo Yea-Ji. It also features well-known Korean actors such as Park Byung-eun, Lee SANG-Yeob, and Yoo Sun. The series debuted on tvN on June 1st, 2022. Every Wednesday and Thursday, new episodes are broadcast.
About Eve K-Drama
Hell hath no fury like a scorned woman. That is especially true when it comes to Ra-El, Eve’s protagonist. This 16-episode K-drama, consumed by vengeance and desperate for retribution for past wrongs, combines melodrama, vengeance, and thrills into a show that begins piping hot before eventually ending with a lukewarm shrug of the shoulders.
Eve, on paper, couldn’t possibly fail. You have a strong female protagonist, a cast of veteran actors, and some extremely unlikable antagonists you want to see fail. A simple and well-written backstory for Ra-El, as well as clear motivations, helps set the stage for a cerebrally charged and deliciously twisted thriller to come.
Unfortunately, Eve stumbles on several occasions, with questionable story beats, poor chemistry between the leads, a bad romance, and a plot that loses steam and eventually falls off a cliff.
The plot revolves around Lee Ra-El, a young girl who is idolised by her adoring parents. Unfortunately, she is forced to watch her father be murdered in front of her eyes by the evil LY Group, which forces a merger between the two companies. Ra-El vows vengeance and remains determined to retaliate against the LY Group, exposing all of their wrongdoings and making everyone pay for what they’ve done. And who better to target than Kang Yoon-Kyum, the CEO?
Ra-El, as one of the ringleaders in all of this, decides to use divorce as a weapon to turn him against his family. Ra-El, playing up the femme fatale, goes to work spinning her web of deception and forcing Yoon-Kyum to divorce his wife, So-Ra. She also has to deal with her own family, which includes her husband and daughter, as well as Yoon-daughter. Kyum’s But Ra-El has had 13 years to prepare, so there can’t possibly be any mistakes…can there?
The answer is, of course, yes. As is to be expected in this genre, Eve throws numerous obstacles in our protagonist’s path, culminating in Ra-El falling for the chairman. It’s an intriguing quandary, but the pair have absolutely no chemistry together. Remember when Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightley appeared together in Pirates of the Caribbean? Remember how uncomfortable those were? Eve, on the other hand, cranks up the awkwardness to 11. There is no chemistry between the two, and the scriptwriters appear to realise this near the end of the story but continue on regardless.
Their confession of love that comes up from nowhere by Kang is also very off-putting. The roaring fight then turns very indifferent and mild.
While there is a good and definite conclusion to this one, and the characters get a decent enough ending, well not all of them, some of the players are severely under-utilized or wasted. The start of the drama was very good but towards the end, it got mired in mediocrity.
Will There Be Eve Season 3?
In a personal opinion, I don’t think so there will be another season. Since most of Korean dramas anyways rarely have a second season, this also might be the case for Eve. Furthermore, the storyline that Eve essentially wanted to portray is over, La-el got her revenge on the Ly group, even her lover Kang died so there is no story left any further. So I do not believe Eve will be coming back.