Zombie: So here we are, back again, to discuss another four episodes of It’s Okay, That’s Love and I have to say, we’ve got a lot of ground to cover so let’s get to it.
Tanya: The relationship between Soo Kyung and that younger girl always bothered me a little bit, so I was happy to see that he is trying to put that behind him even though he’s obviously in pain over it.
Zombie: Yeah, I’ve never been a fan of So Nyeo so I’m really hoping Soo Kyung can get over her. I just don’t know if he can. I applaud him for trying, I just wish I felt more certain about his success. He certainly deserves better than the spoiled brat So Nyeo is but maybe his more noble character can bring out a better side of her.
Tanya: It was never an age thing for me, but more a how-she-treats-him thing. If she doesn’t shape up, she doesn’t deserve someone as kind as him even if he is seen as “broken”. We can only hope for the best. At least he’s recognizing her behavior is unacceptable and standing up to it.
Zombie: And for that, I’m glad. I wouldn’t have a problem with her if she could appreciate how great Soo Kyung is but as it is, she’s totally playing him to get what she wants out of him and that’s just not cool.
Tanya: Where do we even start to crack this Jae Yeol/Hye Soo egg?
Zombie: I have no idea but I’m so happy to see these two finally together. They’ve been so obviously into each other, it’s nice to see them finally admitting their feelings and even better to see them accepting each other as the scarred, broken, flawed individuals that they are. Being able to acknowledge their faults from the beginning has made it possible for both of them to go into this relationship with eyes wide open and I think that’s why this seems to be working as well as it is. There are no delusions about perfection, there are no unrealistic expectations, there’s simply a willingness to accept each other on these flawed grounds and see where things go. I like that. It makes their whole relationship seem so much more real.
Tanya: This is going to sound crazy, but I like that this seems to be a very adult relationship for just that reason. Not that they don’t act childish at times, but there is very little of that puppy love feeling and a lot of just going with the flow. It’s good in comparison to the majority of relationships we are given in Dramaland.
Zombie: Those are my thoughts exactly. I love the maturity of their relationship and the way they deal with each other’s problems head-on. He sleeps in a bathtub and she freaks out at physical intimacy but it’s not a big deal because they accept each other as they are and really, how great is that? If only the rest of us could be so lucky! I am a bit concerned about Jae Yeol though and not because he sleeps in a bathtub. I have a horrible feeling he has something seriously wrong with him and I have a feeling it’s going to be absolutely heartbreaking when we find out what that is. I don’t think I’m ready for that but there’s nothing I can do but suck it up and keep watching.
Tanya: I’ve also had some lingering suspicions. We both already think that Kang Woo is a delusion, but if he’s in a coma and imagining this life or something I am going to be flipping tables.
Zombie: I don’t really see that being the case, but I do see Jae Yeol being afflicted with the same disease as Kang Woo. Remember when Jae Yeol was telling Hae Soo about Kang Woo’s physical condition and Hae Soo said it sounded an awful lot like Lou Gehrig’s disease? Yeah, that’s what has me worried more than anything.
Tanya: I was more digging at the fact that they come up with some pretty out-there scenarios sometimes, but I completely acknowledge that that is possible. ALS is nothing to look upon lightly.
Zombie: You know, for a drama dealing with so many mental illnesses, you would think it would take a turn towards the crazy but surprisingly, this drama is the most serious and realistic look at life I’ve ever encountered, in all my Drama Land wanderings. With that in mind, I really don’t see this one becoming outlandish by the end. If anything, I see this drama turning into one gigantic tear-fest and I’m going to walk away from it with my heart shattered into a million tiny pieces.
Tanya: Let us hope that this does not fall into the “awesome drama, ridiculous ending” slot. I think it’ll be a good ending, but don’t take that to mean happy necessarily. We’ll just have to watch and find out.