One more episode, please: ‘I Am Not a Robot’

I’ve been watching a lot of Korean Dramas lately and I Am Not a Robot has become my most recent obsession.

I finished the series a week ago, but, up until now, I’m still into it. It was different from all the movies and TV series I’ve watched before. Sure, I’ve watched a lot of movies with robots, but not where the human has to pretend to be a robot, hence the title. I wanted to watch something that isn’t too emotional so I decided to give this one a try.

What’s it about?

The series follows the journey of Kim Min-kyu (Yoo Seung-ho) who has a severe allergy to humans and Jo Ji-ah (Chae Soo-bin) who struggles to make a living from her own business. The two end up meeting when Min-kyu sets out to test the Aji 3 robot, which due to an accident suddenly malfunctions. Since the robot was modeled after Ji-ah, the team behind the robot ends up recruiting her to pretend as the robot for the testing, instead.

How many episodes?

It has a total of 32 episodes with each episode running for about 30 minutes.

What do I like about it?

I liked how light and simple the storyline is. Yes, there were some scenes that didn’t make sense to me, because seriously how can someone be so naive to think that someone’s a robot when it was so obvious that she’s not? But, I guess, that was what made this series interesting. I ended up wanting to follow each of the character’s journey and wishing that they all get a happy ending. I had fun watching their light banters and there were a lot of episodes that made me feel “kilig.”

Heads up!

This MBC K-Drama doesn’t have a lot of dramatic scenes or some shocking plot twist. Like I’ve said, it’s just light and simple. So, if you’re looking for something to watch over the weekend without so much drama, here’s your pick. Plus, you should expect to see some “kilig” moments pop here and there as you watch all 32 episodes of the series.

Where to watch?

I Am Not a Robot is available on Viu and will soon be on ABS-CBN.






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