If you’re looking for a Korean drama to watch while waiting for the next episode of Kim Soo Hyun and Seo Ye Ji’s series “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay,” you might want to consider binge-watching the 2014 series “It’s Okay, That’s Love,” starring Jo In Sung (“That Winter, the Wind Blows” and “Something Happened in Bali”) and Gong Hyo Jin (from “When the Camellia Blooms”).
This series also tackles mental health. Here, Jo In Sung portrays Jang Jae Yeol, a best-selling mystery novel author who also sidelines as a radio DJ. Jae Yeol is known to be suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is later diagnosed with another serious mental disorder. He meets Ji Hae Soo (portrayed by Gong Hyo Jin), a medical practitioner who is currently a fellow in a university hospital’s psychiatry department. Hae Soo developed genophobia after witnessing her mother’s affair.
Just like “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay,” “It’s Okay, That’s Love” also tackles two broken souls who are on the road to healing, and also has some fantasy-like elements. It also boasts of great acting and chemistry between the two leads, and features a compelling storyline with a lot of plot twists and eye-opening moral lessons. It also flawlessly combines comedy, romance, and a lot of tear-jerking and heartwarming scenes.
Additionally, the drama also stars Sung Dong Il (from the “Reply” series), Lee Kwang Soo (from “Running Man”), EXO’s Do Kyung Soo, and is the debut drama of “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” actress Lee Sung Kyung.
If you’re planning to watch this, please get your tissues ready, just in case.
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