You know, when it was suggested I watch We Broke Up I thought to myself, “Sure! Why not? I’ll give it a try!” So I did, going into it knowing nothing more about it than that it starred 2NE1’s Dara. Honestly, that was enough of a reason for me to give this drama a go so I didn’t bother to look any more into it. I just dove right in and not two seconds into the darn thing I found myself squeeing so hard I almost fell off the couch! WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME KANG SEUNG YOON WAS IN THIS DRAMA!?! Needless to say, I was immediately hooked and now I sit here trying to find a way to control my spazzing long enough to talk about this cute little drama.
Originally airing on Naver TVcast this past June, We Broke Up is one of an ever-increasing number of web dramas based on webtoons. (Which is perfectly okay with me since I’ve become something of a web drama junkie…) This one is the story of a couple who, after 3 years of dating, break up but they’re forced to see each other every day because they live in the same share house and can’t move out due to the property manager’s sudden “disappearance.” Forced to watch each other live out their lives from a distance, Ji Won Yeong (Kang Seung Yoon) and Noh Woo Ri (Dara) come to find that sometimes letting people go is the only way to bring them back.
As I’m sure you already know, any idol-filled, webtoon-based, mini-drama is going to be full of cheese and fluff and We Broke Up is no exception. But that’s okay because honestly it’s the cheese and fluff that makes this drama so much fun to watch! I mean who doesn’t want to watch Dara and Kang Seung Yoon fall in love, break up and then fall in love all over again? They’re as adorable when they’re fighting as they are when they’re in love and I squeed myself silly as I watched their story unfold.
Even better than having a OTP as ridiculously adorable as Won Yeong and Woo Ri is having a supporting cast that’s every bit as adorable and squee-worthy. Won Yeong’s love-interest/manager, Yoon Ni Na, is played by one of Korea’s top models, Kang Seung Hyun *eeep!* and Woo Ri’s love-interest/co-worker, Seo Hyeon Woo, is played by Chang Ki Yong; though you might know him better as the adorable Pedro from The Greatest Marriage. (Yes, it’s okay for you to squee now. Go ahead. I’ll wait. Oh wait… That was me making those odd noises. Sorry! I’ll move on now…)
If you couldn’t already tell, I was something of a mess as I watched this drama. I couldn’t really help myself though! I mean how often do you get to watch a drama so full of people you love? Dara is nothing short of adorable throughout this entire drama and Kang Seung Yoon… Oh. Dear. Sweet. Baby. Pandas. *SWOON* (Why do I have such a weakness for guitar players!?!) And then there are the cameos! Oh my word! The cameos! Every time I got myself to calm down long enough to start getting into the story, another familiar face would pop up and I’d start squeeing all over again. Ugh! See what happens when the fangirling and drama-watching combine!?! It’s a mess I tell you! An absolute mess! (You should see me watch Dream High… It’s not pretty.)
I’m obviously doing a horrible job of containing the squees so I should probably wrap this up. But before I go, I do want to say a little something about the story itself. I thought it was sweet, in a painful yet beautiful kind of way. When the story starts, you think things between the OTP are going to be overly dramatic and ridiculous (and at some points they are) but you quickly find that their story is actually quite relate-able and sad. It’s the story of a love gone cold which, as Woo Ri says, is the saddest way for a relationship to end and I have to agree with her. Watching a couple grow apart simply because they’ve grown so comfortable they begin to take the other for granted and stop seeing the other’s value and worth, is a sad, sad thing. The good news is that the sad parts of this story bring about a happy ending and really, that’s all I wanted so YAY!
If you’re looking for a quick, fluffy drama full of adorable characters and sweetness, you can’t go wrong with this one. We Broke Up is such a fun, cute little drama I feel like I could watch it a thousand times over and never be sick of it. (Though that may be my fangirl side taking over again. I mean we are talking about having a legitimate excuse to squee hard over Kang Seung Yoon…) Naturally, how I feel about this drama and how you feel about it are probably different which is why I’d love nothing more than for you to tell me what you thought of it in the comments below!