It’s Okay Not To Be Okay – Thanks For That

Posted by Stephanie on June 16, 2020


Raise your hands if the title of this show just makes you think of a warm hug. When I think about it, I think I have such good connotations with it as I’m pretty sure Alix has said this to me a few times while talking me down from an anxiety ledge. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay. I’m really looking forward to this show, and not just because Kim Soo  Hyun is in it.

Although let’s be completely honest, Kim Soo Hyun is the number one reason. With a bullet.

It’s Okay Not To Be Okay is Kim Soo Hyun’s first drama post-military. Which is weird, right? Is it just me or does it seem like he’s been out of the military for a really long time? While most actors are crazy eager to hop back into their next drama, I can see Kim Soo Hyun being popular enough where he doesn’t feel that drive. Other actors might have to strike while the iron is hot, but one year, two years later, what is any production company going to pass on a chance to have Kim Soo Hyun as their leading man?

Not if they don’t want to be dumb they don’t!

Taking that into consideration, even before going into the premise or trailers, doesn’t this say to you, This is a special project? If Kim Soo Hyun can pick and choose, what made him choose this show in particular? So, not only are we excited to see Kim Soo Hyun, we’re also excited to learn more about this show. Such a smart move.

Here is the premise from Mydramalist

The story of a community health worker at a psychiatric ward who lives on 1.8 million won (approximately $1,520) a month and a storybook writer suffering from an antisocial personality disorder. A man who denies love and a woman who doesn’t know love defy fate and fall in love, finding their souls and identities in the process.
Moon Kang Tae is a community health worker at a psychiatric ward who was blessed with everything including a great body, smarts, ability to sympathize with others, patience, ability to react quickly, stamina, and more. Meanwhile, Ko Moon Young is a popular writer of children’s literature, but she is extremely selfish, arrogant, and rude.

I read the premise and had thoughts about what I thought the show was going to be. You find out the hero has an autistic brother who he takes care of. You wonder if they meet while at the ward. They talked about her personality disorder, did they meet while she was at the ward? Sounds pretty interesting but straightforward Kdrama, but then when you see these teasers they’ve created, you realize the drama is so much more. Is it real? Is it a fantasy? Is she some mythical being?

Teaser #1


How dreamy and delicious and angsty and heartbreaking does this drama look to you? How many of you will be standing first in line to sink into it? I mean, besides me. Luckily, we do not have long to wait as this drama premiers on Netflix 6/20!


1 Comment

  • Reply humbledaisy June 17, 2020 at 12:01 am

    It’s on my list to watch but I will probably stockpile a few episodes to start with. I’ll be following Kim Soo Hyun’s ears to the end of the drama but I don’t promise to watch it all right now. Because, between knitting and watching silly Chinese dramas like Lost Romance and One and Another Him, I’ve, um, developed a bit of an obsessive video game obsession with the totally innocuous and non-real-life Pikmin game. Kim Soo Hyun is going to have to wait until I retrieve all the treasures in Pikmin 2. P.S. I’m finding the new site very easy to use.

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