So, last night was the last episode of It’s Okay, That’s Love (2014), which I am religiously followed from the first episode even though I’m on travelling. And, just like every time I finished watched/read a good drama/movie/books, I feel sad because it had to be over lol.
I first started to took some interest to this drama because the cast were absolutely ah-ma-zing! I adore Gong Hyo-jin from Pasta, Sung dong-Il from Answer me 1997, and people would be blind if they don’t like Jo In-sung gorgeous face and acting. I didn’t anticipate Lee Kwang-soo’s acting because I’m not really idolising him, lol, but I did see his movie once, and he’s not that bad. But I honestly shocked because Do Kyungsoo managed to get a role in this movie, from a well known writer, and a line of senior actors/-tress. Well, it’s not a secret that idol’s acting tend to be bad, right?
If you are a bit lost about this drama, here’s a tiny bit synopsis from wikipedia:
Jang Jae-yeol is a writer of bestselling mystery novels and a radio DJ. Playful and a bit arrogant, he also suffers from obsessive–compulsive disorder. Ji Hae-soo is a psychiatrist on her first year of fellowship. Driven and ambitious with her career yet compassionate towards her patients, Hae-soo has a negative attitude towards love and relationships in her personal life. Once Jae-yeol and Hae-soo meet, there is much contention between them caused by their strong personalities and refusal to give in to each other. But slowly their bickering turns into love and they begin to learn how compatible they are. Jae-yeol and Hae-soo attempt to heal each other’s deep-seated wounds, but their fledgling relationship takes a blow when they learn that Jae-yeol’s mental health issues are more serious than they initially suspected.
At first, this drama maybe tend to be intimidating due to the straightforwardness, the language, and the psychological term. But, if you love Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight or Silver Lining Playbook, I’m pretty sure you will get hooked! If you familiar with Noh Hee-kyung (the writer behind That Winter, The Wind Blows and Worlds Within), I’m pretty sure you will know how this drama will turned out. Well, I myself, didn’t get a chance to watched all of her drama yet, because I think for the younger me, I will consider her drama to be boring and way too heavy. Heck, even I didn’t finish That Winter, The Wind Blows because it was too depressing for my liking. Plus, That Winter wasn’t her original drama (it was adapted from Japanese drama), so I didn’t consider I know her style yet.
Plus, this drama have a few of good hidden music! Honestly I prefer Twin Fork’s Cross My Mind and The Killin’ Time Band’s Heavy any day than their official soundtrack lmao. It’s just soooooo good and fit perfectly to the drama! And, what could I say about the cast’s acting? There is no doubt about the main cast’s perfect acting, but I think I have to take my words back because Do Kyungsoo’s acting was decent! (And the last time I praised idol’s acting were the time when Jung Eunji did her debut).
On the negative side, I think I pretty much hate Hara’s cameo in the end (because, seriously….) and a few of their official soundtrack that feels too cheesy for me. Other than that, I really, really recommend this drama! 4.5/5! 😉