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'''''Wild Romance''''', or '''''Aggressive/Rambunctious Romance''''', (Hangul: 난폭한 로맨스) is a 2012 [=KBS2=] KoreanDrama starring Lee Dong Wook and Lee Shi Young.

Park Moo Yul (played by Lee Dong Wook) is the arrogant, notorious shortstop of the ''Red Dreamers''. Yoo Eun Jae (Lee Shi Young) is a fiesty young woman who works as a bodyguard. Like [[ItRunsInTheFamily her father and brother]], she is a big fan of the ''Blue Seagulls'', a rival baseball team to the ''Red Dreamers''.

On her father's birthday, she drunkenly runs into Park Moo Yul at a [[KaraokeBox noraebang]] and gets into a physical altercation with him. A video of the event shows up [[InternetCounterattack all over the internet]], forcing Moo Yul's publicist to cover it up by hiring Eun Jae as his personal bodyguard and presenting a tale to the public that Moo Yul's life has been threatened. Unfortunately, Eun Jae and Moo Yul can't really stomach one another. But what are they going to do when Moo Yul begins receiving actual threats?

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!!This series provides examples of:

* ACupAngst
** {{Averted}}. Moo Yul offers Eun Jae one of the bras his fans sent, then mentions that she's too small. Instead of being offended, Eun Jae takes the opportunity to [[FemaleGaze stare at his balls]]. ([[EntendreFailure And not the baseball ones]].)
--> '''Eun Jae''': You looked first!
** Then PlayedStraight. Eun Jae and Oh Suh Young argue over their breast sizes when they're in the hot springs.
* ActorAllusion: Eun Jae hits a punching bag regularly to air out her frustrations; Lee Shi Young is an amateur boxing champion.
* AnswerCut: {{Inverted}}.
--> '''Moo Yul:''' I didn't want to drag that person into it.\\
'''Eun Jae:''' Who!\\
'''Moo Yul:''' Jong Hee.\\
(''Cut to Suh Yoon Yi's hospital room'')\\
'''Reporter Go:''' Who is Kang Jong Hee?
* BadNewsInAGoodWay:
--> '''Jong Hee:''' Moo Yul, let's break up.
* BeautifulDreamer: Moo Yul
* BerserkButton: Insulting Jong Hee will make Moo Yul fly in a rage.
* BlatantLies:
--> '''Eun Jae''': I didn't drink ... much. ([[{{Beat}} Beat]]) Just one or two. ([[{{Beat}} Beat]]) Three or four. ([[{{Beat}} Beat]]) Beer ... and soju.
* BrokenTreasure: After Eun Jae leaves [[MementoMacGuffin Moo Yul's chain]] in a hotel room, they spend most of an episode trying to retrieve it from Yoo Mi Jin, gold digger extraordinaire.
* BoyishShortHair: Eun Jae
* {{Callback}}
** Eun Jae watches Moo Yul tie Jong Hee's shoestrings. Later, when he grants her one wish, she asks him to tie her shoes.
* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling the Old Woman Out]]: Eun Jae goes to [[spoiler: her mother's flower store and buys chrysanthemums "for a funeral." After quietly telling her mother that her father has moved on since her mother threw him away, she leaves the chrysanthemums, saying that her mother had died a long time ago.]]
* CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest: {{Averted}}. Dong Ah and Mgr. Kim watch a porno together. So do Eun Jae and Moo Yul.
* CantYouReadTheSign: During character training, Moo Yul is sitting right next to the "No Cell Phones Allowed" sign, furiously texting Eun Jae. Then she calls him.
* CannotSpitItOut
* CellPhonesAreUseless: When Moo Yul and Eun Jae get trapped together in an abandoned farmhouse, Eun Jae can't get a signal.
* TheCharmer: Moo Yul
* CheerfulChild: Jin Woo Hyeon, son of Jin Dong Soo and Oh Suh Young
* ChekhovMIA: Kang Jong Hee. [[spoiler: Eun Jae's mother.]]
* ClosetShuffle: Moo Yul and Mgr. Kim have to hide when Yoo Yong Kil and Yoo Chang Ho visit Dong Ah's part of the house.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint
--> '''Eun Jae''': As his bodyguard, I have to keep (Moo Yul's secrets).\\
'''Dong Ah''': Why are you telling me then?\\
'''Eun Jae''': You don't go on the internet or have any friends. It's like talking to a wall.\\
'''Dong Ah''': (''to her puppy Kong'') You heard? That was a compliment!

--> '''Eun Jae:''' Dong Ah, if you were a man, would you be attracted to me?\\
'''Dong Ah:''' Yes.\\
'''Eun Jae:''' To what exactly?\\
'''Dong Ah:''' It's an essay question? I thought it was 'yes or no,' so I guessed.
* ConversationalTroping: [[InsistentTerminology Romance writer]], Kim Dong Ah
* CouldntFindAPen: [[spoiler: After Short is killed,]] Jong Hee is seen drawing with lipstick.
* CovertPervert: [[GeniusDitz Kim Dong Ah]] has a whole collection of pornographic and erotic material.
* CreatorThumbprint: Moo Yul and Eun Jae [[NamesTheSame share the same names]] as a couple of the main characters in 2007's [[Series/EvasiveInquiryAgency Evasive Inquiry Agency]]. The two series share the [[CreatorThumbprint same scriptwriter]], Park Yun Sun.
* CrowdChant
* DeathbringerTheAdorable: Kong
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: The guy responsible for the death of Dong Ah's parents (in a car accident) left her with enough money that she never has to work.
** Suh Yoon Yi basically [[DiscussedTrope explains]] this trope to Dong Ah, "Dead parents are better than parents who abandon their child."
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud
--> '''Eun Jae:''' Don't worry about it; I meant to say it in my head.
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: [[WrongGenreSavvy Mgr. Kim]] shows a list of suspects, which is basically limited to the main characters, to Reporter Go, who amusedly thinks the most suspicious one is Mgr. Kim.
--> '''Mgr. Kim:''' [[ThirdPersonPerson Mgr. Kim]] wouldn't have gone through all that trouble. [[SecretKeeper He would have]] just let the press know of Park Moo Yul's private matters.\\
'''Reporter Go''': [[InsaneTrollLogic So just tell me]].
* [[DudeShesLikeInAComa Dudette, He's Like, Knocked Out on Cough Medicine!]]
* ElevatorFailure
* EmotionlessGirl: [[spoiler: Kang Jong Hee, when she's going through her depressive moods, barely shows emotion.]]
* EyeScream: Short's eyes are severely damaged by the suspect. It's not discussed whether or not the damage was done before [[spoiler: Short was killed or not]], but this still gets some FridgeHorror points.
** Also, all the pictures of Moo Yul in the suspect's RoomFullOfCrazy have their eyes stratched out.
* TheFaceless: Eun Jae's mother in their family pictures
* {{Fanservice}}: Moo Yul takes off his shirt quite bit. But then again, he is played by [[MrFanservice Lee Dong Wook]].
* FeigningIntelligence: Moo Yul claims that if he has to leave Korea to be able to play baseball, he'll change his first name to Central. His last name is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_park Park]]. And we already know that [[CallBack Moo Yul can't speak English]].
* FemaleGaze: See ACupAngst above.
* FrivolousLawsuit: Moo Yul likes to say "I'll sue," for even the tiniest slight.
* GameBreakingInjury: Reporter Go used to play baseball until a bicycle accident tore his right shoulder.
* GenkiGirl: Kang Jong Hee, who has the hobby of biting people
* GeniusDitz: Eun Jae's best friend, Kim Dong Ah
* GratuitousEnglish: Eun Jae works for Captain Kevin's Cabin.
* HappilyMarried: Jin Dong Soo[=/=]Oh Suh Young
* HearingVoices: PlayedForLaughs. After Moo Yul's bodyguard gets reassigned, he starts hearing Eun Jae's commentary in his head.
-->'''Fan girl:''' We always have to be near you!\\
'''Eun Jae's voice:''' (''humourless'') How enthusiastic.\\
'''Fan boy:''' When are you going for off-season?\\
'''Eun Jae's voice:''' Why do you need to know?
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Dong Ah[=/=]Eun Jae. The first thing Dong Ah does when she gets home after [[spoiler: being beaten by Suh Yoon Yi and yelled at by Mgr. Kim]] is to crawl into bed with Eun Jae.
* HoldingTheFloor: Mgr. Kim knows the whole history of baseball in Korea.
* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: Jin Dong Soo used to be a top baseball player in college. Now the team only retains him on the roster because he's Moo Yul's friend.
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: When Yoo Mi Jin pretends that Moo Yul is a rapist, Eun Jae doesn't fall for the act for a second but instead lists Moo Yul's (bad) characteristics.
--> '''Eun Jae''': He is selfish, mean, arrogant. He's stupid, has a bad temper, but ... never that.
* HystericalWoman: Kang Jong Hee, who has the hobby of biting herself during her hysteria
* [[ICanStillFight I Can Still Walk Down a Mountain]]: Eun Jae
* ICouldaBeenAContender: Reporter Go's issues seem to have stemmed from the early termination of his baseball career.
* IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn
* IWasQuiteALooker: Moo Yul's housekeeper
* [[ImYourBiggestFan I'm Your Biggest Anti-Fan]]
* IveHeardOfThatWhatIsIt
--> '''Jin Dong Soo''': Jong Hee is a bit [[spoiler: bipolar]].\\
'''Eun Jae''': (''gasps'') That's ... (''{{Beat}}'') Isn't that for men? (''She's thinking of preejaculation.'')
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Each episode is named after something in baseball. Episode one is called ''The Playball that No One Wants'', episode two ''The Worst [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_baseball_%28K%29#keystone_sack Keystone Combination]]''.
* ImagineSpot
* ImportantHaircut
* InternetCounterattack
* ItRunsInTheFamily: The entire Yoo family are [[LoonyFan obsessively fanatic]].
* JadedWashout: Jin Dong Soo longs for his GloryDays. {{Subverted}}, as he's more compliant--but unwilling to let go--than jaded.
* KaraokeBox
* KindheartedCatLover: Kang Jong Hee loves her cat, Short. However, this is not limited to cats, because her apartment is decorated with dog figurines.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Eun Jae[=/=]Moo Yul
* LoonyFan:
** Yoo Eun Jae, her father Yoo Yong Kil, and her little brother Yoo Chang Ho
** Moo Yul has his share of these as well.
---> '''Moo Yul''': Thank you for your fan letters and gifts. Please stop sending me women's underwear. I don't need them; they're too small.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Kim Dong Ah falls for Mgr. Kim the first moment she sees him.
* LoveConfession
* LoveHurts:
** Jin Dong Soo [[MetaGuy thinks]] his love for baseball is like unrequited love.
** Eun Jae's father, Yoo Yong Kil
* MadArtist: Though her mental disorder doesn't make her work particularly malicious, Kang Jong Hee has [[spoiler: bipolar disorder]].
* MementoMacGuffin: Moo Yul wears a ring around his neck on a chain.
* MindlinkMates: PlayedForLaughs and PlayedForDrama several times between Mgr. Kim and Dong Ah.
* MissingMom: Eun Jae's mom[[spoiler: left her father for another man]].
* MistakenConfession: [[spoiler: When Eun Jae tries to talk Jin Dong Soo out of killing them all by talking about the affect her mother's cheating had on her father, he mistakenly thinks that she's talking about him resigning from baseball.]]
* MistakenForCheating: Moo Yul[=/=][[spoiler:Oh Suh Young]]
* MistakenForGay: When Reporter Go asks why Moo Yul has a female bodyguard, Moo Yul recalls an earlier incident where he went shopping with a male friend and was MistakenForGay.
* MistakenForMurderer: [[spoiler: Eun Jae thinks that Jin Dong Soo knows that his wife is cheating with Moo Yul ... and plans to kill them--and commit suicide.]]
* MotiveRant: Suh Yoon Yi
* MusicAtSportingEvents: ''My hearts runs blue...''
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Reporter Go never says the exact words, but the look on his face after Suh Yoon Yi's MotiveRant is explicit.
* NiceToTheWaiter: When his housekeeper is injured, Moo Yul drives her home himself.
* TheNicknamer: Moo Yul calls Eun Jae "bulk head," and she constantly changes his name in her phone.
* NoHeroToHisValet: Moo Yul is no superstar to his housekeeper.
* NotSoStoic:
--> '''Dong Ah''': The robot got angry.\\
'''Eun Jae''': Did you fight with Mgr. Kim?\\
'''Don Ah''': We didn't fight; he just got angry.
* OldShame: Porn actress Yoo Mi Jin played the part of "Girl Who Dropped off Letter" in one of her first movies. (Ironically, [[InvertedTrope not a porno]].)
* OneDialogueTwoConversations: Eun Jae and Jin Dong Soo. [[spoiler:Eun Jae thinks they're talking about cheating spouses. Jing Dong Soo thinks they're talking about baseball and judo.]]
* OnlyFriend: Eun Jae[=/=]Dong Ah
* [[HotSpringsEpisode Onsen Episode]]: Bonus points for the characters actually traveling to Japan!
* OpenMouthInsertFoot: Eun Jae would be better off not talking.
* OpposingSportsTeam: ''Red (Dreamers)'' vs. ''Blue (Seagulls)''
* OppositesAttract: [[TheStoic Kim Tae Han]] and [[GeniusDitz Kim Dong Ah]]
* OutOfCharacterMoment: When Moo Yul says 'thank you'
--> '''Eun Jae''': ''Huh?'' What is wrong with my ear?
* {{Paparazzi}}: Reporter Go
* ParentWithNewParamour: [[spoiler: Who turns out to be an '''old''' paramour]]
* PinchMe: Dong Ah pinches herself after Mgr. Kim [[spoiler: asks her to be his girlfriend]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: Why exactly did Moo Yul hit the waiter Suh Yoon Yi?
* RealMenHateAffection: Mgr. Kim
* RecordNeedleScratch: When porn star Yoo Mi Jin shows up in Moo Yul's garage, the background music abruptly stops as soon as he notices her.
* RedHerring: [[spoiler: Suh Yoon Yi]]
* RetrauxFlashback: Wow, freshman-in-high-school Eun Jae looks suspiciously like Present!Eun Jae with hair decs
* TheRival: Eun Jae vs. Jong Hee
* RoomFullOfCrazy
* RousingSpeech: Eun Jae's boss gives one about how working for a high-profile personality like Moo Yul could lead to Kevin's Cabin moving into a building with elevators and temperature control. Hilariously, he starts out, "I have a dream ..."
* SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere
* SheCleansUpNicely: {{Subverted}}. After Eun Jae loses a bet and has to wear a dress, none of the characters are surprised that she can pull it off, though she looks quite uncomfortable. Moo Yul even tells her she looks pretty, but he doesn't treat her differently.
* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend She Is Not My Wife]]: Moo Yul gets offended in Japan when Eun Jae is mistaken for his wife.
* ShoutOut:
** When Moo Yul and Eun Jae are having an argument over the internet, Moo Yul asks "Who are you?" Eun Jae promptly replies, "[[LukeIAmYourFather I am your father]]" as the StarWars theme plays in the background.
** Eun Jae's boss always wanted to eventually [[TheBodyguard become Whitney Houston's bodyguard]].
** Eun Jae's ringtone is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Over_The_Rainbow Over The Rainbow]].
* SidetrackedByTheAnalogy: When Mgr. Kim tries to explain that the list of suspects (threatening Moo Yul) would be too long
--> '''Mgr Kim''': Park Moo Yul is a star; he attracts attention. Cain killed Abel because Abel was more loved.\\
'''Moo Yul''': Who are Cain and Abel? Baseball players?\\
'''Eun Jae''': You're so ignorant!\\
'''Moo Yul''': Who are they? You don't know either.\\
'''Eun Jae''': ({{Beat}}) At least I know [[LameComeback they're not baseball players]].
* SlaveToPR: Being a famous baseball player puts Moo Yul in the limelight quite a bit.
* SleepCute: Moo Yul[=/=]Eun Jae
* SneezeCut: Dong Ah tries to guess who Eun Jae has a crush on, and finally lands on 'Reporter Go.' Cut to Reporter Go sneezing.
* SpiritedCompetitor: Moo Yul. Eun Jae.
* StepfordSmiler: Reporter Go appears to be a generally nice guy--until you stand in his way for a story.
* TheStoic: Mgr. Kim, who Dong Ah nicknames "[[MeaningfulRename The robot]]"
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: [[spoiler: Short]]
* TeensAreMonsters: When Jong Hee accidentally bumps into a teenager in a group, the group immediately starts to taunt Jong Hee until Eun Jae intervenes.
--> '''Eun Jae''': Don't you know that kids at this age are the worst?
* ThinkingOutLoud
* ThoseTwoGuys: Moo Yul's two baseball hoobaes, one of whom has a crush on Eun Jae
* [[ThroughHisStomach Through Her Stomach]]: When Chang Ho cooks for Dong Ah, she promptly proposes marriage.
* [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Throwing Your Bat Always Works]]: Moo Yul throws his bat during the Korean (Baseball) Series. {{Justified|Trope}} because the pitcher was (maybe) throwing [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beanball beanballs]].
* ToiletHumour: Eun Jae's dad thinks it's a waste to fart alone. (After all, someone else has to be around to smell it.)
* {{Tomboy}}: Eun Jae
* TwistedEchoCut:
--> '''Eun Jae''': (''to Moo Yul'') You say Jin Dong Soo is a good guy. In the end, good guys are the ones who hurt the most. (''Cut to Yoo Yong Kil looking at an old family photo.'')
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Moo Yul, his sunbae Jin Dong Soo, and Jin Dong Soo's wife Oh Suh Young
* TwoScenesOneDialogue: The opening sequence
* UnkemptBeauty: Kim Dong Ah
* UnnecessaryRoughness
* UnprovokedPervertPayback: Eun Jae tells the girl that Moo Yul is taking home to be careful to look for a "camera, women's underwear, and a weapon." What's in Moo Yul's backseat? A camera, women's underwear (sent by fans), and a baseball bat. The girl immediately thinks [[AccidentalPervert Moo Yul is a pervert]] and runs away screaming.
* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: Moo Yul is the poster boy for this trope.
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: Eun Jae's mother, which is why Eun Jae empathizes with Jin Dong Soo]]
* [[WhyAreYouNotMySon Why Are You Not My Daughter?]]: Oh Suh Young's mother likes Jong Hee better.
* WouldHitAGirl: Moo Yul. More often than not, he gets his ass kicked though.