Lazy Unnie’s Couch : Touch Your Heart

TOUCH YOUR HEART

Oh Yoon Seo is a popular actress. She is famous for her beautiful appearance, but her acting is bad. She gets involved in a scandal with the son from a chaebol family. Her acting career declines precipitously. Oh Yoon Seo hears that a famous screenwriter wants her to play the lead female role for a drama series. The character works as a secretary for a lawyer. To gain experience for the role, Oh Yoon Seo is required to work as a lawyer’s secretary for a few months. Meanwhile, Kwon Jung Rok is an attorney for a law firm. He is arrogant and cold-hearted. One day, his boss asks Kwon Jung Rok to let actress Oh Yoon Seo work as his secretary for 3 months. He is not happy about the situation, but he has to accept.

asianwiki via mydramalist
  • Starring : Lee Dong Wook | Yoo In Na
  • Episodes : 16 (1 hr. 10 mins.)
  • Aired : February 6 – March 28, 2019
  • Network : tvN

Everyone and their mother who had watched Goblin was waiting for this to drop. Including myself because somehow in my blind love for that show, I had deluded myself into thinking that Dong Wook and In Na were on screen couple goals. So I went in ready for all the butterflies and cuteness that this would bring. And if I’m being honest, I really missed watching Lee Dong Wook. Even though he had been in things since Goblin, I wanted romantic Dong Wook.

credit to asianalley

Sure, the plot was your basic opposites attract plot. Can I call this a legal drama? Kind of? Anyway, we have Yoo In Na playing a very popular celebrity, Yoon Seo, who’s ability for scandals are better than her acting skills. She’s been in hiding for some time but given the chance at a new role, she goes undercover at a law firm for some “insider experience” for the role. She was going method. Then on the other hand, you have Dong Wook’s stuffy lawyer, Kwon Jung Rok, who gets the pleasure of being Yoon Seo’s boss. It’s like A plus B equals C and the C is for cliche.

Both In Na and Dong Wook’s characters didn’t really feel much different from their counterparts in Goblin. So since it felt like reading the same book with a different cover, the characters felt shallow and the acting left a stale taste. Even the quirky law firm staff weren’t enough to keep things floating for me.

However, I didn’t spend the whole time hating it. There were moments I really enjoyed. There were scenes were Yoon Seo was just hilarious. Especially in the beginning when she was hell bent on hating the weird and cold Jung Rok. And Dong Wook knows how to play cold and aloof very well but still make it funny. It was just unfortunate that when the couple became a couple, my attention span flew out the window.

Another highlight of the show was the law aspect. Jung Rok ended up with a murder case that I felt could have gone way much longer in the show. It felt as just a backdrop to the romance which of course was the focus. But man, lost opportunity to really dive deeper. It was a light romance, and I knew that going in but I just didn’t expect it to be balloon light and hold very little weight.

Maybe in the future these two could come together and do something again but WAY different than this. They deserve a proper do-over. Because… Rom-Com Dong Wook should always be a thing.

Acting : 7/10
Story : 5/10
Music : 9/10
Overall : 7/10
Recommended For : Those who like their rom-coms with ONLY fluff

Fave Song: ‘What If Love’ – Wendy

7/10 Bubble Teas

Published by Unbothered Unnies

A couple of ladies who love to express their opinions from anything and everything. That includes shows and music and anything in between. This blog is dedicated to our love and appreciation for Asian entertainment and culture.

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