Jang Jae Yeol is a popular writer whose books can easily become bestsellers. But good fortune leaves him at a time when his girlfriend Lee Pul Ip commits plagiarism on his still unpublished novel. Lack of inspiration and growing family problems make Jang decide to write something that apparently seems to be completely not his style.
To achieve his goal, he decides to move to a modest apartment and soon becomes friends with new roommates, among which is also Ji Hae Su, a psychiatrist at a nearby hospital. However, it quickly turns out that those seemingly easier and harmless to live with residents are a bunch of sensational and colorful characters. In addition, a seemingly idyllic life slowly begins to become complicated by unfortunate events and trauma from the past of all roommates.
Can we find our other half in such a complex environment? And is it okay to love?
It rarely happens that as soon as I finish watching a drama, I want to watch it all over again, but this drama managed to get me hooked on it since the first scenes. Sometimes I got the impression that some interactions were a bit forced and not completely natural, but that didn't spoil my perception of the plot or the characters. I loved how the writers dealt with such a thorny argument as mental disabilities with such delicacy, giving the audience so much hope that with the right combination of medicine and love it is possible to lead a fairly normal life (even if it depends on the gravity of the illness, of course). The interaction among all of the characters was incredible and the main leads are so in synch with each other to give the impression of actually being dating IRL.
And the music... I can't even begin to describe how good the OST was. Each song choice was perfect for the moment it accompanied and made me feel like buying the soundtrack CD.
To sum it up, this is a drama I strongly recommend.
This drama was so extremely important, and it managed to touch me deeply.
This was the first drama I've seen about mental illnesses, and it made me feel very relieved and comfortable. It feels good to watch something that you can actually relate to, as I too, am someone with a mental illness that affects my every day life. Sometimes it allows me to live normally, sometimes it makes my life really difficult and unbearable, which is perfectly described here. Although I am not schizophrenic, and don't know how realistically the actual illness (or most illnesses in this drama) is presented, I think it's not disgracing the real illness in any way.
The drama mixes comedy, romance, and drama, which makes it realistic, light, and easy to feel like there's nothing wrong with mental problems. There can be found hope and happiness in the most darkest times, and vice versa. Everybody has issues, some thorough their lives, and some, most probably, at least once during their lives, just like you inevitably will catch a cold. The message lies in how these things can be curable, since they are real illnesses. There are many important lines in here which describe this.
I think this drama brings awareness of mental illnesses, offers support for those currently suffering from them, and encourages those who are ill, but might not admit it, to take a step to seek for help. Meanwhile, let's not forget this drama also has one of the greatest romances that makes you feel all giddy and happy inside!
I have lot of praises for the two mains, I don't think anyone else could've carried out such touching performances. Seen some of their previous works, I can only admire how much they have improved, and how capable they are in portraying different type of roles. The chemistry between the couple is A+, and from beginning till the end it is lovely to watch these two interract.
The pace of the drama is perfect, and it doesn't leave irrational plot holes that'd bother you afterwards. Every character here is necessary and important, so I don't want to give all the credits to the two mains - it is really enjoyable to see all of them on screen. The soundtrack was also one of my favorites, and for the first time ever I'm considering of buying the OST.
Please watch this drama. It was really, really good.