It’s been a while since a Korean drama made me feel… well, much of anything. I’ve tried so many over the past few years but either dropped them then and there or just lost interest after couple of episodes. Even the ones I did finish didn’t eventally make all that big of an impression. The stories were ok but sort of forgettable.
It is a funny coincidence that I’ve been talking about Japanese dramas and their more relatable and soothing stories recently and then along comes I’ll Find You on a Beautiful Day, which oddly enough seems to have the same sort of overall feel. It wasn’t exactly ‘love at first sight’ but more like “Oh, what’s this familiar feeling? I like it!” Well, based on the first two episodes at least. What Drama reminds me of is one of my all time fave jdramas, Jasashii Jikan (Affectionate Time). Both dramas are set in a rural area during winter and feature broken relationships and people in need of healing. And there is coffee. 😀
This is a mood piece and the pace is rather slow. Some people will find it boring, others mendearing but I believe there are more than just me who liked it straight up. I liked the set up, the characters and the fact that it’s not in Seoul. I also like the OST which is instrumental (so far), except for the closing song 겨울이 꾸는 꿈처럼 (Like a Winter’s Dream) by Kwak Jin Eon. It’s lovely. There is something very calming and warm with a tinge of wishtfulness and a drop of sadness flowing through these episodes. If Drama keeps this up all the way through without going into convoluted histronics or manufactured angst, this could be a winner.
The first two episodes introduce the main twosome and give us some glimpses into their lives and what their past connection is. We also get to meet few of the supporting characters, who seem a lot like what our heroine Hae Won needs right now. I’m also rather intrigued about Hae Won’s aunt and what’s up with her. Yes, I’m definitely looking forward to the next episodes. 🙂