'Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol' Episode 1: Go Ara's show begins on a false note with too many logical loopholes
'Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol' Episode 1 introduces Go Ara as a naive rich girl who loses her fortune overnight and what follows later is nothing new
'Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol' stars Go Ara and Lee Jae-wook in lead roles and the first episode was highly disappointing, not so much at the beginning but when the episode ended, all that we could think of was 'How did Ra-ra get money for petrol to drive her car when she didn't have the money to feed herself or her dog?' Let's go back to the beginning. Gu Ra-ra is the daughter of the founder of a cosmetics company and her mother died right after giving birth to Ra-ra. It is Ra-ra's mother who used to love classical music.
When Ra-ra as a baby had shown not interest but frustration at having to hear classical music all the time, her father misunderstood, and as soon as she was old enough, he enrolled her in piano classes. He introduced a talented teacher who at the first note played by Ra-ra realized that she is no genius but was tempted to stay back because of the high pay that Ra-ra's father had promised. Initially, Ra-ra was not much interested in music, but when she saw her father appreciate her and encourage her despite how bad she was at a recital, she decides to learn to play the piano seriously so that she can play her father's favorite song Chopin's 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' with opening notes Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol at her graduation recital. Once she does this, however, she stops playing the piano and cosplays being a rich young girl with nothing to do but spend money and go shopping.
Just as she gets busy doing the same, her father faces difficulties in the business and he decides to get Ra-ra married. She also approves of the idea and is naive enough to believe that her mother-in-law chose her because she likes Ra-ra and not the wealth that comes with being in-laws of the founder of one of the popular cosmetics brand. Ra-ra even walks down the aisle in her beautiful wedding gown, but before she reaches the groom, the groom's mother who hears of Ra-ra's father's business going kaput ends up running away with her son. Ra-ra learns that her father passed out and she ends up accompanying him in her wedding dress to the hospital where her father passes away.
All that Ra-ra is left with is 100 million won and she ends up getting scammed by a real estate company in the name of paying the lease for a home. Not only does Ra-ra understand that she has no job to support herself going forward, she also ends up spending all the money in hand with nothing left to feed herself or her dog. Strangely though, she is able to live a month with no worries about money or food. However, the moment she learns that she has been scammed, she ends up becoming extremely 'broke'. She goes to the extent of wondering if she should camp near her mother's burial site, but remembers a well-wisher who has been in touch with her on social media. Then she decides to drive down and meet him. But if she doesn't have money for food, where did she get money for gas?
Despite Ra-ra meeting with a car accident all because of her own carelessness, we can't sympathize with her. Who we do sympathize with is this man who had helped Ra-ra get her wedding bouquet on time -- Jun (Lee Jae-wook) -- and is now also the victim of the accident she caused. He seems to be on the run from someone and we also see that he could possibly be the son of a rich family himself, but if that is the case why does his mother have to hire gangsters to get him back home?
'Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol' will air on KBS2 on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Seoul, South Korea, and can be streamed on Netflix in the US.