It’s been a while since I’ve last gushed over a K-drama. I think the last drama that I’ve adored is Fight My Way with Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won. I’ve watched that series around this time last year. Can you imagine my K-drama drought? I know, I know. There are a lot of good K-dramas this year but there wasn’t a lot that I wanted to watch until Pretty Noona Buys Me Food / Something in the Rain!
Yoon Jin-A (Son Ye-Jin) is a single woman in her 30’s. She works as a supervisor at a coffee company. Yoon Jin-A is an easygoing person, but she feels empty inside. Seo Joon-Hee (Jung Hae-In) is the younger brother of her best friend Seo Kyung-Sun. He comes back to South Korea after finishing work abroad. Yoon Jin-A though he was just a childish guy, but he appears different to her now. –Asian Wiki
This is a love story. It stars Jung Hae In (Annyeong, oppa!) and Son Ye Jin. They are practicality siblings since Yoon Jin A’s best friend is Seo Joo Hee’s sister while Seo Joo Hee’s best friend is Yoon Jin A’s brother. They’ve grown up together and have known each other since childhood. The series starts when Seo Joo Hee returns from America and sees Yoon Jin A.
I love this series from the bottom of my heart. It is a simple and straightforward one. It’s about two people who fall in love while society and tradition try to break them apart. It tried to ask us what love really is and showed its viewers how love should be.
I’m going to be honest here and say that I might have liked it just because I was head over heels in love with Jung Hae In but as the story progressed it delved deeper about love and I was hooked. In our lives, there are different kinds of love we will experience. Some might hurt us, some might nurture us, some can help us grow, while some are one-sided. Whichever love it might be, there is no right way to love, there is only the way which will be right for us.
This series made me want to experience the different kinds of love the characters felt (not that I’m unloved in any way). I wanted to experience the love that Joo Hee has for Jin A. I wanted to experience (although suffocating) the parental love Jin A’s parents have for her. I wanted to have a best friend who loves me unconditionally. I wanted to experience the love of a mentor just like the one Jin A experienced. I wanted to experience it all because it has become so easy to forget and take for granted the things we already have. It made me look at my life and say, despite everything, I’m still loved.
I honestly don’t know if this review is even making any sense. All I really want to say is that I love this series because it was about love. The kind of love we should have and the kind of love we already experience but take for granted. It was a light and slow-paced show. It took it’s time to tell us a story about two people who fell in love. It threw just the right amount of drama and almost little to no reason to dislike any of the show’s characters. (Yes, I don’t hate the mom because I understand that’s what mom’s do.)
I’m ending this review by saying that this series blew me away. I was hooked from the get-go and I couldn’t stop watching it. I loved how it made me feel (a lot of kilig moments) but I also loved how my expectation of love changed because of it. It is a show which reminded me of what love really is. The whole series was perfectly executed – from the chemistry of the two leading characters to the music to the slow and romantic scenes. Most importantly, I loved how the story was told. It took it’s time to tell me everything! Some people might get bored with this but I wasn’t at all. It was just interesting and refreshing for a show to take its time and let the relationship grow as the series continued. It was just a great watch and I loved every minute of it. ❤
OKKKK but honestly if I have to be extra critical of the show, it failed on the sexual harassment point. It didn’t empower women and that part of the story was cut short. Maybe it represents what’s currently happening in today’s society but I would’ve loved for the show to empower women. There really was no resolution to the harassment issue and it also showed how men can and will try to do everything to victim blame. Anyway, just a little downside to a very beautifully executed story. I’d still rate this series highly and has got to be my #1 series for 2018 so far. ❤
Have you watched this? Can we spazz over how amazingly gorgeous Jung Hae In is!!!! ❤ ❤