Hey hey everyone, and welcome back to the blog! As we are all aware, some new K-dramas are starting to roll in over the course of the next couple of weeks. One drama in particular that I have been keeping a close eye of is, as the title may have already mentioned,”It’s Okay, That’s Love”. After hearing that both In-Sung oppa and Hyo-Jin unni were going to be co-starring in the drama, I already had such high expectations for the drama. And, as expected, they did not fail me at all!
Sooooooooo let’s get started!
Title: It’s Okay, That’s Love/It’s Okay, It’s Love (SBS)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Estimated Number of Episodes: 16
Air Time: Wednesday & Thursday @ 9:55pm KST
So, in order to sum up the drama in just a few words, I will be borrowing the information from Wiki D-Addicts. This is mainly due to the fact that at the start of the drama, it does not begin to explain how the rest of the drama is going to set itself out. Also, the site can easily avoid major spoilers, which apparently a lot of my fellow bloggers have sadly come across.
So, the basic story is that a man by the name of Jang Jae Yul (Jo In-Sung from That Winter, The Wind Blows, What Happened in Bali, Frozen Flower) is both a murder-mystery-writing author and radio DJ, who suffers from an ‘obsession’ (though we don’t discover exactly what it may be in the first 2 episodes). He then meets Ji Hae Soo (Gong Hyo-Jin from Master’s Sun, The Greatest Love, Pasta), who is attending her first year fellowship in psychiatry at a University Hospital. After she meets Jae Yul, both go through some big changes in their lives.
First Impressions of Episode 1 & 2:
Wow, this drama has such a fantastic concept! It is so refreshing to see a drama that is based around adult romances and life, and also about certain areas that are considered quite ‘taboo’ in Korean culture. I cannot remember the last time a drama has focused on issues involving mental illnesses or the sexual lives of others. It seems so modern and realistic, that I can’t help but enjoy all of the small cases and patients that we encounter. That, is probably why this drama caught my attention so easily!
Not only is the whole theme of the drama great, the pacing and editing is no joke. The time lapse within the first 10 minutes of the first episode was totally not expected, but certainly worked in leaving plenty of questions for the audience to answer. The writing of the drama doesn’t force the two main leads to find a purpose in meeting each other – their paths seem to naturally cross each other, rather than employing the typical ‘I misunderstood you, now we have to meet up and fix it’ scenario. Along with that is the amazing range within the soundtrack, with music and songs that seem to just suit the scene and mood of the drama. It reminded me so much of how “Coffee Prince” was so well put together – by using a wide range of songs that suited the scenes.
But, certainly the main highlight of the drama is in the cast itself. Not much needs to be said about our two main leads – their chemistry is fantastic and sizzling straight from the get-go, and it is absolutely thrilling to imagine how their relationship will continue to tangle with each other. The supporting cast is hands-down excellent, with each character having their own particular vibe, yet not to the point where it comes off unnatural or unusual. Sung Dong Il (Answer Me 1997, Gap Dong, 200 Pound Beauty) acts as a fun psychiatrist who is the sunbae to Hae Soo, along with Lee Kwang Soo (Dating Agency: Cyrano, City Hunter, Dong Yi) as a guy who suffers from Tourette Syndrome, and D.O. from EXO who seems to be a character that will play a bigger part later on in the drama. Recently, there has been a number of ‘theories’ that have been circulating in regards to his character, and I cannot help but believe that it may be the case. If you want to check them out, I highly suggest reading Koala’s Playground’s First Impressions but be warned, it may be considered a spoiler in many ways, so click the link if you are okay with that. However, I agree with her statement, as I also assumed a similar theory whilst watching the episodes.
Later on down the track (maybe when we reach the half-way mark perhaps), I will probably write another post about how I am thinking about the drama thus far. There are so many different ideas and suggestions about how the drama will turn out, and they all certainly seem legitimate. But, that all will be left for another post on another day. I certainly cannot wait for how this drama will turn out, and this drama will certainly be the newest drama to watch out for over the next coming weeks!
Overall, this drama has an amazing amount of potential, with its great range in casting choices, pacing, writing and music! I will be following closely!
Thank you all for reading, and I will be catching up real soon!
❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~