We finally have an honest to goodness romantic comedy. But now it is time to see if it is worth watching or if it is a romantic flop. Come join Kmuse & Kdrama Jen as they give their unfiltered thoughts on About Time.
Traditional Rom-Com style plot
Kdrama Jen: It feels like it has been quite a while since we have had a more traditional rom-com feel in DramaLand. Most of the other shows I am watching right now are either heavy on the angst and tragedy or slice of life kinds of dramas. I like that this show is giving me a happy place amidst some of the darker plot lines I am watching.
Kmuse: I was thinking the same thing. Everyone is trying to throw in crimes, illness, and such into the rom-com genre. It is pleasant to have just a straightforward fantasy inspired romance for once. Well, there is a hint of terminal illness or possible death by truck of doom, or however she is supposed to die. But we all know that isn’t going to happen in the end so I don’t count it.
Sweet OTP (One True Pairing) moments
Kdrama Jen: There are some very sweet moments in this drama, but maybe more than sweet, there are some very squee-worthy moments! I may never look at a Ritz cracker or a darkened movie theater the same way again. Oh my! I need a second to fan myself!
Kmuse: That cracker scene was simply epic. I like that both of our leads are so incredibly awkward. Neither were what I would term as normal. Our leading man even thinks that Mika is a little mental when he meets her. Then informs her that there is nothing wrong with a little therapy. While it would be demeaning by some characters, with him it across awkward, egotistical, and sweet in equal measures. I am really enjoying all these weird couple moments.
Fun side characters
Kdrama Jen: I love the secretary. He has a quirky vibe that makes me smile every time he is on screen. Even the obnoxious prodigy director is growing on me. I love that Lee Sung Kyung’s character was able to put him in his place. Her best friend is pretty awesome too. It can’t be easy knowing that your bestie is going to die within the next four months and there is nothing she can do. I enjoy their friendship and interactions on screen.
Kmuse: I love the bestie who is guiding Mika through the levels of seduction. You know you have a true bestie if they help you seduce chaebol hotties. The musical prodigy also cracks me up. I appreciate that his obnoxiousness is valid. He is looking at the musical on a whole different level than those around him, so I can say he has cause to be cocky. That doesn’t mean I don’t like seeing him brought down a peg or two by Mika.
Kdrama Jen: I am a huge fan of Lee Sang Yoon, so I was beyond excited to see him in this drama. I am really enjoying the chemistry he has with Lee Sung Kyung. They sizzle when they are on-screen together. The plot has an interesting premise that kind of reminds me of Master’s Sun. Instead of needing the leading man to keep her from seeing ghosts, though, Lee Sung Kyung’s character needs him to keep her life clock from decreasing, and even better it seems like being with him adds time! My only worry is that she is adding time to her life by taking time from his… There has been no mention of this yet, but it is just in the back of my mind as a possibility.
Kmuse: This show is a lot of fun. I do see a few ups and downs when it comes to the pacing and tone of the script. But that is overshadowed by the quirky OTP so it doesn’t ruin things for me. I can’t wait for next week when our couple starts living together. I suspect there will be plenty of fun hijinks in our future.
Thanks for joining us as we share our initial thoughts for About Time. If you are interested in checking out some of our other first impression posts then click HERE!
Til next time,
Kmuse & Kdrama Jen
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