- Starring: Go Ah Ra | Lee Jae Wook | Kim Joo Heon
- Episodes: 16 (1 Hr. 3 Min.)
- Aired: October 7 – November 26, 2020
- Network: KBS2
- Where to Watch: Netflix
When I started this drama almost 2 months ago, I didn’t anticipate to be in this place. What place you ask? Well the place of total drama remorse and sadness. When I did the first impressions of this drama, I saw it as a cute and fun romantic comedy with great supporting cast and potential. What I got out of it was an obsessive need to watch every Wednesday and Thursday at 10 AM when Netflix dropped a new episode.
Now there were things I loved and disliked about this drama greatly. The unexpected rollercoaster that this sent me on actually makes me a little mad at the writers because in the later part of the drama, I didn’t expect to shed as many tears as I did. But anyway, on paper this drama shouldn’t work because the amount of storylines this had was a bit wild. We had a stalking situation that didn’t last too long. Hidden identity which went on longer than I would have liked but that’s my need for all the secrets to be out in the open. Then there was illness, love triangles, secrets out the ass and even a freaking origin love story that made me swoon. Even with the crazy twist and turns set to a lovely soundtrack of pop and classical music, it was the characters that kept me going.
Lee Jae Wook’s Jun-ah (said in Ra Ra whining voice) was the definition of Tsundere. On the outside he was cold and indifferent to Go Ra Ra but you could see from the beginning that there was something there that made him waste so much time and money on this hopeless girl. I mean, she hit him with her car and here he is paying all her bills. I was like damn, must be some love at first sight business. AND I WAS RIGHT! Just had to wait 15 episodes to find that out. Anyway, I think it was when his true age was revealed that this show took a turn for me and I became super invested. Because with a now 5 year age difference between the two, I wanted to see if it would work out. With his maturity and her young mind, it didn’t really seem like a difference.
I really liked the growth of the characters and the relationships that formed in this cute sea side town. Once Ra Ra started to really form bonds with the town folk, I tended to forget that she came there because of some dude on instagram named Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol basically told her to come there. But by the end when I was raging at the writers for turning this cute romcom into a melodrama, they brought us full circle and the name made sense finally.
Now the finale is basically why I can’t give this show a higher rating. I know some would think it was trash, and I agree to an extent. I was ready to rage because I was sure the writers were gonna give us a sad freaking ending. But spoiler alert, HOW CAN YOU FAKE YOUR DEATH FOR 5 YEARS!!! That’s all. The way it ended has left me with more questions and I just need someone to tell me what the fuck Jun was thinking. ANYWAY… I loved this show and I’m going to miss it. I wouldn’t say the chemistry was the best but these two leads were so connected to their characters that it made it a little heart fluttering watching the love story develop. Definitely one I might rewatch in the future.
Acting : 8/10
Story : 8/10
Music : 9/10
Overall : 8/10
Recommended For : People who don’t mind tears in their romcom
Fave Song : Always Remember – SONDIA