‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’ – 6 Reasons Why this New K-Drama is Binge-Worthy
The drama we’ve all been waiting for!
Searching for your next favorite drama? Look no further, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay is here! Two people who live in completely different worlds and have different personalities experience love and healing for the first time. There’s more to the story than just love though due to major family drama, bromance, and mystery! If that’s not exciting enough, check out what to look forward to below!
1. Kim Soo-hyun Lighting Up Our Screens
Kim Soo-hyun’s last drama was The Producers in 2015 and while he made some notable cameos in Hotel del Luna and Crash Landing on You, his official drama comeback has been very long-awaited. The actor portrayed diverse characters throughout his career from an aspiring K-pop star to a North Korean spy and an extraterrestrial alien. With Kim Soo-hyun’s acting range and handsome looks, you will definitely be in for a treat!
2. Not Your Usual Female Lead
Say goodbye to bland female leads! Ko Mun-yeong (Seo Yea-ji) is not your typical female protagonist as she has an anti-social disposition and lacks empathy skills. Definitely not your typical plucky and kind female lead! While Ko Mun-yeong might not be a character you immediately fall in love with, she’s refreshingly candid and free of prejudice. Other interesting facts include her fondness for sharp knives, her lack of fear, and her willingness to fight malicious people. She’ll definitely grow on you as she begins to heal and shed her protective shield.
3. Spotlight on Autism
There’s a severe shortage of K-dramas with autistic characters. The most recent one was Good Doctor and that aired in 2013, so this is long overdue! Moon Sang-tae (Oh Jung-se) is on the autism spectrum and is frequently misunderstood. The best way to combat misguided preconceptions is to simply learn more. Sang-tae will surely win over viewers’ hearts with his pure innocence and bright smile.
4. Chemistry-Loaded Romance
The chemistry between Kim Soo-hyun and Seo Yea-ji is visibly electric! The stunning pair is such a visual feast and they portray a very intriguing love story. Polar opposites find something familiar within one another and become drawn to each other. We’re also in for a fun reversal. Instead of the guy chasing after the girl, Ko Mun-yeong is the one pursuing Moon Gang-tae. Let the sparks fly!
5. Murder Mystery
Moon Gang-tae and Sang-tae’s mother was mysteriously murdered 18 years ago. Sang-tae witnessed the murder, but remains highly traumatized. When asked about the identity of the murderer, Sang-tae is only able to say a “butterfly” killed his mother. Since the murderer warned Sang-tae not to reveal their identity and threatened his life, Sang-tae remains very scared. This is why the brothers move every year, to run away from the killer. Time to solve a murder mystery!
6. Multiple Reunions
With such a star-studded cast, it’s no surprise that some of the actors have previously worked together. Check out some of the reunions below:
Kim Soo-hyun and Kim Chang-wan portrayed best friends in My Love From Another Star.
Park Gyu-young and Kang Ki-doong were a cute couple in Romance Is a Bonus Book.
Seo Yea-ji and Kim Chang-wan both acted in Hwarang as well. Also, Kim Mee-kyung and Oh Jung-se portrayed siblings in Plus Nine Boys. You’ll have to tune in to see what their characters’ relationships will be like on It’s Okay to Not Be Okay.
There’s so much to look forward to, don’t miss out! It’s Okay to Not Be Okay is available only on Netflix, with weekly episodes every Saturday and Sunday.
Moon Gang-tae (Kim Soo-hyun) works as a caregiver in a psychiatric ward. He lovingly takes care of his brother, Sang-tae (Oh Jung-se), who is eight years older than him and on the autism spectrum. Fate leads Gang-tae to meet a special woman. The woman, Ko Mun-yeong (Seo Yea-ji), is a popular author of children’s books, but she is extremely selfish, arrogant, and rude. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay features an unusual romance between two people who end up healing each other’s emotional and psychological wounds.
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