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What To Expect From Kim Soo Hyun & Seo Ye Ji’s Fairy Tale Romance In “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay”

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Get ready to fall in love with Kim Soo Hyun & Seo Ye Ji in It’s Okay To Not Be Okay.

It’s Okay To Not Be Okay is raking a lot of attention even before its premiere. Themed around a healing romance, the drama sets viewers’ expectations even higher with its cinematic character teaser and official trailer videos.

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It’s Okay To Not Be Okay drama plot

It’s Okay To Not Be Okay centers around a lonely psychiatric ward worker, who is overwhelmed with the burden of his work and taking care of his autistic older brother.

Putting a turn of events in the story, he has a fated encounter with a famous children’s book author who suffers from antisocial personality disorder. Both of these characters are incapable of falling in love but unexpectedly end up falling for each other.

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Observations from the official trailer

In the trailer video, a young Moon Gang Tae is walking on the rain with his older brother and an older lady who looks like his mother. As the lady is more focused on the older brother, Moon Gang Tae ends up getting drenched.

At the backdrop, a voice tells Moon Gang Tae, “It is your job to look after your older brother. You must keep him safe.” A brief glimpse at Moon Gang Tae’s face shows that he is sad and upset.

Then, the video trails to the grown up Moon Gang Tae (Kim Soo Hyun) and Moon Sang Tae (Oh Jung Se), who are having a conversation about Go Moon Young’s book. Being a huge fan, Moon Sang Tae always scribbles in that writer’s books.

Afterward comes Go Moon Young (Seo Ye Ji), an eccentric lady, who seems to have taken interest to Moon Gang Tae. While they’re constantly at crossroads with each other, Moon Gang Tae makes it clear that he does not want to do anything with the woman.

In the video, a sentence is displayed which says, “A nightmare turns into a fairytale.” This hints at the changes that will come in the lives of both the main leads, which will bloom into an unexpected romance.

Takeaways from from the trailer

Previously, the character photo stills as well as teaser video of the drama’s leads were released, and these outlined their intriguing personalities.

From both the character teaser as well as the trailer, it can be inferred that Moon Gang Tae has been living a sad, isolated life for a very long time. While he did care for his brother, there seemed to be some times when he did blame his brother for not being able to live his life as per his terms.

Having always lived under harsh circumstances, Moon Gang Tae is also under the impression that he is never going to be happy in this life.

As for Go Moon Young, she appears weirdly mysterious. Judging from her character teaser, it indicates that she might not any capabilities to care about others and is more of a sociopath.

However, she does seem to be intrigued by Moon Gang Tae. It can be speculated that because she perceives Moon Gang Tae different from others, she finds him as a challenge that she must conquer at any cost.

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay is slated to premiere on June 20.


Image Credit: tvN

Video Credit: The Swoon

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