Lazy Unnie’s Couch: Mad for Each Other

About two people with their own painful stories who go through a complicated process of hurting and healing while falling in love with each other. No Hwi Oh is a detective in the violent crimes division of the Gangnam Police Station. He thinks that he is doing well until his life suddenly takes a turn and he becomes a “crazy” person who can’t hold in his anger about anything. Lee Min Kyung is a woman who is caught up in her own delusions and compulsions. She had lived an ordinary life as a pretty woman with a respectable job until “that incident” that caused everything in her life to break down. As a result, she was unable to trust anyone and is caught in a prison of her own making. Her delusions also have the unfortunate side effect of making everyone else around her angry.

  • Starring: Oh Yeon Seo | Jung Woo | Lee Soo Hyun | Ahn Woo Yeon
  • Episodes: 13 (35 mins.)
  • Aired: May 24 – June 21, 2021
  • Network: Daum Kakao TV
  • Where to Watch: Netflix

First and foremost, the synopsis doesn’t do this drama any justice. I had planned on watching because I wanted to see how the pairing of Oh Yeon Seo and Jung Woo went. Luckily I stuck with it because in the end, what I got was truly a healing drama that had humor, adult romantic situations and on top of that, it wasn’t a long as shit watch!

From episode one, I was a little skeptical on how this would go because honestly, the exposition of setting up who Lee Min Kyung and Noh Hwi Oh were, was a little boring. It didn’t take long to realize why they were both seeing the same therapist, it was just a cute meet device for them to meet. But for the first half of the show, it was mostly these two hating each other but being forced to be around each other. Until slowly they begin to trust each other while unknowingly healing each other of their problems. Both of them had their own issues they needed to work through. Him with his suspension from work and the need to control his rage issues and her with her PTSD and basic fear of the world after being caught up in a adultery scandal that resulted in actual violence.

What I really liked about this show was that it didn’t shy away from the actual mental health aspect of everyone involved. It also wasn’t scared to touch on some things that are really taboo in Korean and Western society. And by this, I mean the character of Samantha or Sang Yeop. Sang Yeop is basically a drag queen. At first introduction of Samantha, it feels like a negative one but the way that Hwi Oh interacts with them is actually really refreshing. Then the growing friendship between them and Soo Hyun, the part-timer was also really nice to see as well. I felt like the relationships that formed in this show felt real. Even down to the nagging ladies of the complex felt real. They all had their issues but they stayed up in everyone’s business. Who doesn’t have someone like that in their neighborhood?

I loved how this show wasn’t a long one but an impactful one. The characters felt adult and their situations felt factual. The enemies to lovers trope isn’t a new one at all but it felt like it was because it wasn’t done in such a juvenile way. The romantic tension was a nice burn to watch.

Acting : 8.5/10
Story : 8/10
Music : 8.5/10
Overall : 8.5/10

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Fave Song : The Moment I Met You – Hyunki

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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