Apr 10, 2022
I mean, it's pretty alright.
It's hard to develop an opinion on a work like this that deals very heavily with Korean cultural concepts when I myself have very little prior knowledge of those concepts. If you like that sort of thing, great! This is for you. There's very little prominent manhwa that I know of that deals with similar settings.
Overall, it's a kind of generic romance story, with a barely serious love triangle to the side. The author kind of seems like they want to have a dialogue about the nature of love and what causes it to form, but it's not very developed.
art starts off good, but the second volume looks noticeably worse, and continues to slip as it goes along- the monkey, Bibi, changes in design completely and is nearly unrecognizable. Besides the three leads and the woman they work under, every other character is completely bland and unrecognizable.
The characters are a high point, comparatively, even if they're tropey. The lead girl is an irresponsible and clueless yet charming girl who works in the palace gardens. Her love interest is a careless-but-secretly-serious older man. Mr. Third Wheel is a hotshot playboy prince who's annoyed that lead girl doesn't fawn over him like everyone else. What else is there to say? This kind of story has been written a million times.
I won't say reading it was a waste of time, but I do feel very indifferent towards it. I'd say it's worth reading only if you're interested in the cultural setting.
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