Yes! Yes Yes! I cannot say that enough when talking about this beautiful drama. It had Kim JI-Won (also in Heirs) enough said, right? No aside from the brilliant casting work- let me name drop a few others Song Ha-Yoon(Swedish Laundry), Ahn Jae Hong and of course the male lead Park Seo Joon (She was Pretty)- the story is there. It’s complicated, sad, funny, heartbreaking and most importantly it evolves. It starts with silly kids in high school just living their lives before they really know the real world then it leads you into their characters. A loyal son surrounded by loyal friends.
I mean if that isn’t heartwarming then what is. This drama never ceases to surprise with the sharp turns it always manages to take. Your never disappointed, even when at times you may hit a wall swerving away from a sly doctor or hit the brakes when a character gets hurt. The comedy in Korean dramas is never lost on me it’s always in your face and diverting, making the problems seem minuscule. Not with this drama though, even the outrageous street fights of pregnant woman vs mma fighter don’t take away from the serious notes, it actually adds to. Kim Ji-Won’s character is still hurt and angry and through watching it you can tell emotions aren’t being overshadowed their being highlighted in contrast. Characters actually show shame in this drama and it’s one thing that humanizes and adds a sort of realness to the fiction. I’m not saying all the characters have a sense of moral-did I mention the doctor?– not every person who bumps into you will say sorry. The relationships built are relatable and funny. Childhood sweethearts- tomboy and frail pretty boy- and it’s funny how they switch as they age- loud high school delinquent and Olympic candidate to overworked friends to lovers.
Everything just flows even their friends who were the opposite that started in love, fought and came back together. No river just flows it has rocks and frogs and a sundae truck.The drama had life and depth, like annoying antagonist that may seem to win in the present but when it comes and their story is more developed you see that they aren’t as happy as they seem.
In all, the casting was great, the character development was marvelous and the story was on point.Tags: anhhaehong, fightformyway, jin hee-kyung, kdrama, kimjiwon, parkseojoon, slice of life, songhayoon