If you’re searching for your next favorite Korean drama, look no further. ‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’ is here – and it is amazing!
In ‘It’s Okay to Not be Okay’, the caring Moon Gang-tae (Kim Soo-hyun) meets the cold Ko Moon-young, and somehow they find themselves attracted to one another. Watch the main trailer here if you haven’t yet. As with most other K-Dramas, though, there is much more to the story than just love. There is family drama, bromance, and mystery, to name a few, Here are 6 more reasons why you should watch it if that isn’t enough.
6 Reasons to Watch ‘It’s Okay to Not be Okay’
6. Kim Soo-hyun is back!
Kim Soo-hyun’s last drama was ‘The Producers’ in 2015 and while he made some notable cameos in ‘Hotel del Luna’ and ‘Crash Landing on You’, we’ve been waiting for his official drama comeback with bated breath.has been very long-awaited. The actor portrayed diverse characters throughout his career from an aspiring K-pop star to a North Korean spy and an extraterrestrial alien. With Kim Soo-hyun’s acting range and handsome looks, you will definitely be in for a treat!
5. Seo Ye-ji is amazing.
Say goodbye to bland female leads! Ko Mun-yeong (Seo Ye-ji) is not your typical female protagonist as she has an anti-social disposition and lacks empathy skills – definitely not your typical plucky and kind female lead! While Mun-yeong might not be a character you immediately fall in love with, she’s refreshingly candid and free of prejudice. Other interesting facts include her fondness for sharp knives, her lack of fear, and her willingness to fight malicious people. She’ll definitely grow on you as she begins to heal and shed her protective shield. Who wouldn’t, though, with Soo-hyun around? :p
4. They put a spotlight on autism.
There’s a severe shortage of K-Dramas with autistic characters. The most recent one was ‘Good Doctor’ and that aired back in 2013, so this is long overdue! Moon Sang-tae (Oh Jung-se) is on the autism spectrum and is frequently misunderstood. The best way to combat misguided preconceptions is to simply learn more. Sang-tae will definitely win over your heart with his pure innocence and bright smile.
3. The chemistry is real!
The chemistry between Soo-hyun Seo Ye-ji is visibly electric! The stunning pair is such a visual feast and they portray a very intriguing love story. Polar opposites find something familiar within one another and become drawn to each other. We’re also in for a fun reversal. Instead of the guy chasing after the girl, Mun-yeong is the one pursuing Gang-tae… but again: who wouldn’t? It’s Soo-hyun! :p Let the sparks fly!
2. It has hints of a murder mystery.
Gang-tae and Sang-tae’s mother was mysteriously murdered 18 years ago. Sang-tae witnessed the murder, but remains highly traumatized. When asked about the identity of the murderer, Sang-tae is only able to say a “butterfly” killed their mother. Since the murderer warned Sang-tae not to reveal their identity and threatened his life, Sang-tae remains very scared. This is why the brothers move every year: to run away from the killer. Time to solve a murder mystery!
1. There are multiple reunions.
With such a star-studded cast, it’s no surprise that some of the actors have previously worked together. Check out some of the reunions below:
Kim Soo-hyun and Kim Chang-wan portrayed best friends in ‘My Love From Another Star’.
Park Gyu-young and Kang Ki-doong were a cute couple in ‘Romance is a Bonus Book’.
Images Courtesy of Netflix.
Seo Ye-ji and Kim Chang-wan both acted in ‘Hwarang’, as well. Also, Kim Mee-kyung and Oh Jung-se portrayed siblings in ‘Plus Nine Boys’. You’ll have to tune in to see what their characters’ relationships will be like on ‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’.
There’s so much to look forward to, so don’t miss out! ‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’ is available on Netflix with weekly episodes every Saturday and Sunday.
Also, watch my Filipino dub of Episode 7 here:
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