Since I’m a full-time student and I’m behind on almost all the major dramas everyone is watching; I have decided to watch all the fun web and mini-dramas out right now. These shows are great time fillers when you are waiting for a new episode of an on-air drama to come out, or if you are like me and want to watch, but don’t have a lot of time.
Kmuse recommended I watch You Drive Me Crazy because she knows I love web dramas. Two of my favorite tropes are forced cohabitation and friends to lovers so I was already on board before I hit play.
You Drive Me Crazy introduces us to Han Eun Seong (Lee Yoo Young) and Kim Rae Won (Kim Seon Ho) when Eun Seong shows up with all her stuff (and a hedgehog!) and takes up residence on Rae Won’s couch because her house flooded. Sparks fly as they try to pretend that neither of them feels anything more than friendship for each other.
I am a hopeless romantic, I’ll admit it. I love the whole friends to lovers trope and how it can be both comfortable and uncomfortable for the OTP. I think that what I liked the most about this drama was the sincerity of the characters. Instead of being petty, these two genuinely wanted the best for each other even though they weren’t willing to admit that they were what was best for each other.
One of my favorite things about web dramas is there is less time for drawn-out angst and stupidity. While Eun Seong and Rae Won have their typical Kdrama lead crazy moments, they are also refreshingly honest with each other. I also really enjoyed the supporting cast, our second leads were well played and I liked the chemistry between all of them.
I really enjoyed the chemistry between the two leads. Kim Seon Ho is firmly on my radar now; I enjoyed his acting and when he smiles it makes me smile. I wasn’t familiar with him or Lee Yoo Young, but they are both very good actors and I want to see more of them. I give this drama an 8/10, and since it’s only about two hours total, this is the drama to watch this Memorial Day weekend.
Until Next Time,
Dramas With a Side of Kimchi