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“It’s Okay, That’s Love” First Impressions: Oh yeah, I’m so going to enjoy this :3

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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!

Such pretty people...they look great together btw >///<

They are so pretty~…they look great together btw >///<

The main cast~~ Don't they all look so happy together~~~ :3

The main cast~~ Don’t they all look so happy together~~~ :3

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!

Sorry about the graphic picture, but this is simply one case that may seem to relate to numerous individuals out there. I can't even start to imagine how common her particular case may be (it's scary to think, really)

Sorry about the graphic picture, but this is simply one case that may seem to relate to numerous individuals out there. I can’t even start to imagine how common her particular case may be (it’s scary to think, really)

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.

This was a pretty cute/ fascinating scene in the first episode. Their interactions seemed so natural yet intriguing. Loved it! >.<

This was a pretty cute/ fascinating scene in the first episode. Their interactions seemed so natural yet intriguing. Loved it! >.<

Another scene that need to be highlighted I believe. These scenarios bring our leads together, but never in a way that seems forced or pressured. That, can only be achieved by some pretty solid writing!

Another sequence that needs to be highlighted I believe. These scenarios bring our leads together, but never in a way that seems forced or pressured. That, can only be achieved by some pretty solid writing!

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.

A very funny yet simple way to understand how the relationships/feelings are atm (which I found, not made). Yellow = present, Blue = past and Red = future. Yes, confusing I know.

A very funny yet simple way to understand how the relationships/feelings are atm (which I found, not made). Yellow = present, Blue = past and Red = future. Yes, confusing I know.

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 ^^~

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Author: Hyunnie

Hello~~ ^^ I'm a young blogger opening her first ever blog in order to share to the world reviews on some of the best and worst Asian dramas, movies, music; you name it! I am also currently guest-posting on Dramafever News. Mainly, I post about dramas on that site so if you are interested, check me out there! Please fill free to comment on this site and maybe suggest some stuff for me to talk about ^^ Hope you guys enjoy and see you later!

5 thoughts on ““It’s Okay, That’s Love” First Impressions: Oh yeah, I’m so going to enjoy this :3

  1. That’s the thing! The natural meeting between our two leads! I was trying to spot the difference between this drama and the usual ones that caught my attention and you said it! I guess it was so natural that I didn’t notice it at all~ I always find the “misunderstanding” meeting a bit too unrealistic. This drama is perfect for me though. The debate was so fun to watch and it’s totally one of those real life moment where you’d say BURN to their faces:P It was fascinating to see and I’m totally looking forward to it too:D

    • Haha I know right?! This drama is the drama that I have been waiting for ever since I started watching dramas. Like you, I am totally looking forward to how this drama will turn out!

    • This drama is so refreshing in taking a different and more current approach to the “romantic comedy” as portrayed in Korean society! It is not typically formulaic and has atypical characters for a Korean drama. It is well acted, scripted, and funny! One of my favorite romantic comedies ever!

      • Thank you for the comment Shheryl! YES, how refreshing is it to see a Korean drama not follow the “usual” conventions and layout that we have seen time and time again. This drama is certainly one of the most anticipated rom-coms of the year, and I totally see why!

        Thanks again for your comment, and thank you for agreeing with my thoughts ^^~

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