I suppose I can call this a good drama, but it wasn’t super special. If you liked Scent of a Woman or Kim Sam Soon, this drama also had the Kim Sun Ah vibe… down to earth, mature, witty, and thought-invoking. If Kim Sam Soon was about a woman’s physique and self-esteem and Scent of a Woman about living life to the fullest, I Do I Do was very much about a woman’s perspective on “balancing” career and family (um, and not to mention dealing with an unexpected pregnancy and wondering if you would ever marry in your life).
I certainly appreciated how unconventional this drama was in ways of avoiding many cliches. But it was overall a bit dull and slow. Kim Sam Soon wasn’t one of my favorite dramas, but I would choose it over I Do I Do because at least the romance and cuteness were there. The romance factor in I Do I Do rarely even reached warm, seriously. The actor age gap (11 years?!) probably had a lot to do with it, but also, the stinginess (bitchiness, really) of Ji An’s character didn’t even allow for many soft moments at all. She was not the most likable lead. I initially thought this would be Scent of a Woman-humorified, but somewhere it just lost some of its appeal and energy.
HOWEVER, having Lee Jang Woo around was a breath of fresh air. Gah he’s just gushing charisma everywhere. Talk about an ideal type <333… Anyway, he might’ve been too perfect, but it was necessary to lighten things up.
A sidenote: I actually liked both second lead characters throughout most of the drama. Really rare.
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What is the right path? Where should I go from here? I will probably live with concerns and panic. But I’m not afraid anymore. Life doesn’t go as expected, but it brings unexpected gifts. What kind of gifts will be waiting for me in my rough future? I’m very curious already. No, I’m definitely looking forward to them. – Hwang Ji An
Don’t make up a synopsis in advance. Then, life gets angry and runs away from you. Instead, just trust the heart. – Doc