Cinderella and the Four Knights: The Eye Candy Overdose

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I think they could have found a better title.

The title is not that enticing because you expect  the basic Cinderella trope when the show adds several twists to the well known fairy tale.

Eun Ha Won is a high schooler who lives with her father, evil stepmother, and (evil and not so smart) step sister. The father is often on the road for work, and Ha Won isn’t spending quite as much time with him as she would want to.

What keeps her going despite the countless abuse from her stepmother and step sister? The thought of college. She has been juggling countless part-time jobs to be able to pay for her initial college deposit.

Ha Won dreams of becoming a teacher-something her late mother had wished for.

Things turn out for the worst when she realizes that she has to pay money for the storage of her mother’s ashes. Using almost all the money she had saved up, Ha Won goes ahead and pays to preserve her mother’s ashes.

Well our female lead is now broke broke broke. That’s when the Han’s family enters. The Han grandfather, the chairman of a large company, asks Ha Won to live in Sky House, which is where his three grandsons live. He will make sure that all her studies are paid for, and she is financially stable. Of course there is a price to pay. Ha Won must bring the three grandsons closer (Good luck Ha Won), which is not easy when the cousins can’t stand each other at all. Two of the cousins in particular – Ji Woon and Hyun Min are constantly at each other’s throats.

Let me describe each cousin in the grandfather’s own words:

  • Hyun Min is not someone who tries to spread love around him: He is a player.
  • Ji Woon is not someone who pushes boundaries, and refuses to be tamed: He is a thug.
  • Seo Woo is not a singer/songwriter: He is a good for nothing.

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