Lazy Unnie’s Couch: I’m Not A Robot

i’m not a robot

Kim Min Kyu is the largest shareholder of a financial company. He suffers from a “human allergy”, preventing him from normal interactions with other people. He becomes interested in a robotic project named Aji-3 created by the Santa Maria robotic team. The team is headed by Hong Baek Gyun, inventor of Aji-3 and world-renowned robotics professor. He modeled Aji-3 after his ex-girlfriend, Jo Ji Ah, a struggling inventor that also works as a personal shopper to make ends meet. Just when Kim Min Kyu wants to test the robot, an accident causes the malfunction of the robot’s battery. Hong Baek Gyun begs Jo Ji Ah to take the place of Aji-3 and pretend to be the robot so they can get funding from Kim Min Kyu. But, Aji-3 becomes the closest thing that the lonely Min Kyu has to real contact with another person.

  • Starring : Yoo Seung Ho | Chae Soo Bin | Uhm Ki Joon
  • Episodes : 32 (35 mins.)
  • Aired : December 6, 2017 – January 25, 2018
  • Network : MBC

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with this. Before watching I kind of wrote off robot plot lines because they just seem like there could be no happy ending, i.e AI, Bicentennial Man and so on. I just couldn’t see how it could work out. So when I went in, I had my prejudices. Let me talk about how those were turned on its head.

The rich adult orphan with a medical problem: I had just seen this same kind of lead in Clean With Passion For Now, so I felt like I already knew the outcome of this. And I wasn’t wrong. Minkyu was all mean and surly because of his “Human Allergy” and the fact that he really had the short end of the emotional stick. Yes, he was rich but he really was alone after the death of his parents. And because of that trauma and trust issues that arose, I’m sure it was the cause of his disorder. I had never seen Seung Ho in anything before but he did a great job of being really annoying in the beginning. I had pity for his character but that was about it. But throughout the show that pity morphed into affection for the poor boy.

Girl that’s a robot but not really a robot: I loved Ji Ah. At first I thought she was going to be an annoying character but she turned out to be very outspoken and nothing as I first thought. Honestly, I thought she was gonna be a little robotic, pun intended. What I really appreciated about Ji Ah was resilience to keep going. Even when her brother and any obstacle stood in her way, she was going to keep going until it succeed. Her heart lamps were so cute and her umbrella was genius. The fact that she didn’t kill her ex-boyfriend for even making a robot that looked exactly like her, was a practice in patience. But the fact that in the beginning she just viewed this as another part time job and a means to an end was very endearing. She was here for the M O N E Y.

The fact that he fell for a robot: Granted, he didn’t know she was human but the way he fell for her was kind of the way that a kid has his teddy bear as his best friend. It was innocent and really captivating. At times I was hella annoyed because they could have just told him the truth but if that happened there would be no show, right?

Ultimately, I found this a cute and easy watch. I mean the kisses were A1 so… *chefs kiss*. It also makes me want to add more Yoo Seung Ho and Chae Soo Bin shows to my watch list.

Acting : 8/10
Story : 7/10
Music : 8/10
Overall : 8/10
Recommended For : Those who like witty female leads and great kisses

Fave Song : ‘Words Of Your Heart’ – Kim Yeon Ji

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.

One thought on “Lazy Unnie’s Couch: I’m Not A Robot

  1. Wow, I’m glad you liked the drama, I’m a Yoo Seung ho fan so I can tell you that he has many more dramas, which are also very entertaining, this drama was Yoo Seung ho’s first RomCom, thanks to this drama which he loved gave him the confidence to take roles as My strange hero. Seung ho has really tended to choose dramatic or serious roles, such as Remember or Ruler: Master of the mask, but every performance is very good. I hope you are encouraged to see more works of both, thanks!

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