It's Okay to Not Be Okay: Everyone's New K-Drama Obsession and Here's Why

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Are you Kim Soo Hyun's fans or Seo Ye Ji’s fans? Whether you loved one of them before or love them both now, thanks to this newly kdrama series on Netlifx, It's Okay to Not Be Okay for showing us this amazing charismatic pair of the year!

Kim Soo Hyun, according to kGoogle, is the highest-paid Korean actor in 2020 with earnings of US$165,000 per episode = 200 million Korean Won=RM 690,000 Ringgit Malaysia. Rich rich rich!

Seo Ye Ji, is one of the rising actresses in Korea. She actually have been in many dramas before. Hwarang (where I first noticed her beauty), Save Me (amazing thriller drama) and the latest, It's Okay to Not Be Okay which probably becomes the booster for her worldwide popularity. She now  is one of our favourite actresses not only because of her unique charismatic voice, but also her great and stylish appearance.

Interesting fact: Both Kim Soo Hyun and Seo Ye Ji has actually worked on a 30-seconds commercial together 6 years ago! They look good together! Do you agree?

And both are single :D

With the airing of Episode 11 yesterday, we are officially half-way through It's Okay To Not Be Okay. Either you are looking for a new K-Drama to lose yourself or escape from reality, this is one of the best Korean Dramas you should watch, and here's why.

Minor spoilers alert.

1. Amazing chemistry between Kim Soo Hyun and Seo Ye Ji

Midst Review: The Most Awaited Kiss Scene! Ep.11

Fans around the world have been waiting for this scene and it is totally worth the wait! One of the best romantic scenes ever!

Warning: You won't be watching this just once or twice.

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2. Loneliness and mental health issue lonely people can relate to

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Ko Mun Yeong (Seo Ye Ji) is an anti-social fairy-tale writer. On the other hand, Moon Gang Tae (Kim Soo Hyun) is a caregiver worker who takes care of his older brother who has autism spectrum disorder.

What's interesting about the series is how it highlights the mental health and hidden depression exist in the two characters for a long time. Despite her success and achievement for being an author, Ko Mun Yeong is still trapped in her past tragedies involving her parents and upbringing.

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While, Gang Tae who always needs to be attentive to his older brother, Sang Tae at all times must suppress his true feelings - for everyone's sake. Only then after he meets Ko Mun Yeong, he slowly wants to feel loved and happy again.

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Throughout the series, we can see the relationship between Gang Tae and Mun Yeong blossomed-from sleeping together separately to Gang Tae comforting Mun Yeong during one of her intense nightmares to him giving her a haircut and calling her "pretty".

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3. The love between two siblings

In this drama, Gang Tae really loved and takes care of his hyung Sang-Tae (acted by actor Oh Jung Se) in every painful situation. While growing up, Gang Tae always feels ignored, not loved by his mother who always focused more on his brother.

Despite his hurtful and sad memories, he always makes his brother the first priority.

4. Portray of an independent autistic

As a family of an autistic adult, Gang-Tae played a great role in developing his brother's skills to live independently. What's inspiring is Sang Tae is very capable of living on his own by earning his own pocket money through his drawing skills. 

Although most of the time Gang-Tae will make sure he is okay, through the end of this series, you can see that he too is growing into a better person. He becomes better in expressing himself and communicates clearly with other persons.

Sang Tae’s character is indeed interesting especially he even had his personal goal  which is to get his own money to buy a caravan.

There are four episodes to go! Are you one of the fans? :D 

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