Friday, April 3, 2015

[Drama Review] It's Okay, That Love

It's Okay, That Love is a medical, romance, comedy drama aired in 2014 starring Jo In Sung, Gong Hyo Jin, Sung Dong Il, Lee Kwang Soo, and Do Kyung Soo (D.O.) of EXO.


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 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. 


Jo In Sung | Gong Hyo Jin


Sung Dong Il | Lee Kwang Soo

Do Kyung Soo (D.O)

Jo In Sung plays as Jang Jae Yeol, bestselling mystery fiction novelist and radio DJ. Because of his troubled past and obsessive-compulsive disorder, Jae Yeol can only sleep in his own bathtub. From his first meeting with psychiatrist Ji Hae Soo on a talk show, they have had a combative relationship. When noise from ongoing construction beside his house interrupts his writing, and he learns that Hae Soo is currently a tenant living in a building he owns in Hongdae, Jae Yeol temporarily moves in with her and her housemates because of his fascination with her. AS the two fall in love, they must later come to grips with Jae Yeol's undiagnosed schizophrenia. 

Gong Hyo Jin plays as Ji Hae Soo, a first year fellow in psychiatry department at a university hospital. A smart and compassionate doctor but not very affectionate, Hae Soo self-diagnoses herself as having insecurity/anxiety issues, a fear commitment and sex phobia. 

Sung Dong Il plays as Dong Min, he is Hae Soo's enior colleague at the hospital, who also happens to be her first love. His wife and children are based in the United States, and he has an amicable relationship with his ex-wife and colleague, Young Jin. After he becomes the court-appointed psychiatrist to a convict, Jang Jae Beom, whom he later finds out is Jae Yoel's brother, Dong Min sets out to find the truth behind the crime.

Lee Kwang Soo plays as Park Soo Kwang, a cafe waiter with tourette syndrome. Soo Kwang and Dong min are Hae Soo's housemates, and Dong Min is particular is a good friend to Soo Kwang, often calming him down during his panic attacks. Soo Kwang is unlucky in love and keeps getting dumped by girls, but the one he can't quite get over is So Nyeo, who is not only a minor but who openly has several boyfriends at the same time. 

Do Kyung Soo (D.O.) plays as Han Kang Woo, a high school student who's a big fan of Jae Yeol's and keeps bugging his idol to read the manuscripts he's writing, since Kang Woo aspires to become a famous author like him someday. He and his mother are frequently beaten by his alcoholic father. Kang Woo is later revealed to be Jae Yeol's younger self, a manifestation of his schizophrenic break due to trauma and guilt. Jae Yeol has been seeing Kang Woo for the past three years,ever since Jae Beom stabbed him. 

Supporting Characters:

Jin Kyung plays as Lee Young Jin, another psychiatrist and Hae Soo's immediate boss at the hospital. Young Jin still has unresolved feelings toward her ex-husband Dong Min, since the breakdown of their marriage was partially caused by her decision to focus on her career and not have children. 

Lee Sung Kyung plays as Oh So Nyeo a troubled girl who got expelled form high school and was abandoned by her mother. So Nyeo works at a cafe alongside Soo Kwang, she takes advantage of his feelings for her and uses him to give her money and buys her things, even though he knows she's seeing someone else. So Nyeo eventually falls for Soo Kwang an dbegins dating him exclusively, then decided she wants to become a psychiatrist like Hae Soo. 

Yang Ik June plays as Jang Jae Beom, Jae Yeol's older brother who served eleven years in prison after being found guilty of killing their abusive stepfather. His defense attorney at the time found the verdict and sentence needlessly harsh, which came about due to a tough-on-juveniles judge and an ambitious prosecutor. Jae Beom has maintained his innocence through the years, but after being released, he repeatedly stabs his brother, and gets sentences to another 30 months in jail. Violent and unstable, Jae Beom can't wait to get out of prison to get his revenge on Jae Yeol, whom he believes is the real murderer. 

Cha Hwa Yeon plays as Ok Ja, Jae Yeol and Jae Beom's mother. She and Jae Yeol have a close, affectionate relationship. Her older son Jae Beom believes that Ok Ja gave false testimony against him at his trial in order to save Jae Yeol. But as Dong Min later learns from JAe Beom's defense attorney, Ok Ja was the true culprit, setting fire to her unconscious husband after one of her son non-fatally stabbed him (the man's cause of death was asphyxia). The psychologist who examined her at the time diagnosed Ok Ja as suffering from dissociative disorder, a defense mechanism which made her forget what happened and what she'd done. 

Tae Hang Ho plays as Tae Yong, Jae Yeol's best friend from childhood and en empolyee at his publishing house. Tae Yong betrays Jae Yeol by giving Pul Ip a galley proof of his latest book, but Jae Yeol forgives him.

Kim Mi Kyung plays as Hae Soo's mother. She takes good care of her severely handicapped husband, but is also having a decades-long affair with another man, Mr. Kim. Hae Soo's aversion of physical intimacy stems from her knowledge of her mother's affair. 

Choi Moon Kyung plays as Ji Yoon Soo, Hae Soo's older sister, she is Soo Kwang's coworker at eh cafe.

Choi Seung Kyung plays as Oh Do Deuk, Yoon Soo's husband.

Do Sang Woo plays as Choi Ho, the director (PD) of a TV talk show, and Hae Soo's boyfriend of almost a year. They break up when she learns that he's been unfaithful to her.

Moon Ji In plays as Min Young, Choi Ho's colleague at the TV station, and the girl he's been cheating on Hae Soo with

Han Jung Hyun plays as Editor Bae, Jae Yeol's book editor.

Sung Yoo Bin plays as young Jang Jeo Yeol.

Noh Tae Yub plays as young Jang Jae Beom.

Kang Joo Eun plays as young Ji Hae Soo.

Lee Chae Eun plays as young Ji Yoon Soo.

Myung Jong Hwan and Lee Seo Joon plays as resident. 

Cameo/Guest Appearances:

Yoon Jin Yi plays as Lee Pul Ip, a magazine journalist who goes after an interview with Jae Yeol becasue she's a fan of his work, and ends up becoming his girlfriend for three years. Pul Ip later steals his latest book and passes it off as her own, then publicly accuses Jae Yeol of plagiarism. 

Lee El plays as Sera, a transgender woman who was beaten to near-death by her family.

--- plays as Soo Bin, a patient with severe depression.

Baek Seung Do plays as Hwan Hee, a patient who draw erotic art.

Lee Dong Ha plays as Yoon Chul.

--- plays as Hye Jin, Yoon Chul's wide who has schizophrenia.

Ha Yeon Joo plays as Hyun Joo.

Jang Ki Yong plays as Sam.

Kim Hwan plays as a talk show host.

Heo Ji Woong plays as a radio DJ in episode 16.

Goo Hara (KARA) plays a female fan in episode 16. She asks for Jae Yeol's autograph, but he declines, explaining that he's on a date with his wife Hae Soo. 


I was hook to this drama when I first watch it, I actually didn't even want to watch this drama nor did I started it when it first aired. I waiting until the 10 episode came out and started watching it. I was hook and I did a serious drama marathon. I describe my feelings for this drama as 'it give me butterflies.' Why? Because it was just so good and amazing. I mean, the chemistry between both the main characters was pass the average level since the first episode. All the other characters play such great roles that it feels more about all of them than just one couple most of the time. Of course, I couldn't skip out on this drama because EXO D.O. was playing a part of it too. I just didn't know that he would be such a good actor. I actually didn't even know that Lee Kwang Soo would be playing in this drama at all, but I actually didn't mind, because I think he match his characters a lot other than the medical problem of his character but the personality and character of liking a lot of girls but always getting reject by them. Of course the OST songs sound the best too, especially 'Best Luck' sing by EXO Chen. That song been on my replay list since I heard it and I can't get enough on his voice too. 

Rate: 10/10

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