I picked up this drama after reading a review by Fangirl. So when I finished Kyo wa Kaisha Yasumimasu I decided it was time to give it a try.
First, it isn’t anything like I was expecting based on a few reviews and the synopsis. But that’s not to say I don’t like it. In truth I wasn’t sure if I’d stick with it after the first episode. Though I’m glad I gave it another episode before deciding what to do.
I’m three episodes in and I’m really enjoying it thus far.
The heroine is Cha Hong Do who has a social anxiety disorder and severe blushing, so she hides herself away from the world in her home. one of the only times she leaves is when she’s seeking work, but she dresses up as a grandmother and hides her blushing with makeup. The disguise gives her anonymity which allows her to overcome her social anxiety disorder for a short while. For seven years she has been in love with Detective Jang Doo Soo. She sneaks out wearing a motorcycle helmet and leaves Doo Soo homemade food and side dishes with little notes. Doo Soo is a lovable well-meaning cop who desperately wants to meet the elusive Hong Do face to face. Through a series of unfortunate events Hong Do meets self-centered, egotistical, and emotionally damaged famous psychologist Ko Yi Seok. And then finds herself involved in his disastrous life at every turn.
The first episode dealt with some intense emotions and situations in a very passionate and high energy way. It was borderline comedic without actually crossing that line. Which is why I considered dropping the drama, however, I figured I’d give it five episodes and after that if I still felt the same way I’d say goodbye. I’m so glad that I didn’t drop it right away. The second episode was very good. The characters calmed down and seemed to be more comfortable in their roles. And I am really enjoying the story. The drama deals with some very real issues in regards to mental illness and disorders, though they try to keep a somewhat lighthearted approach to keep it out of the melodrama feel.
I’m only three episodes in and already I’m fully invested in the characters, their struggles, and stories. I know that it is a good drama when I start rearranging my day so that I can fit in more episodes at a time. So far I highly recommend this drama if you are looking for a good story with interesting characters.