Being a couple of five years, Gang Tae Ha and Han Yeo Reum eventually break up, blaming each other for growing distant and therefore ruining their relationship. Five years later, Yeo Reum is in a happy relationship with plastic surgeon Nam Ha Jin, even considering to marry him although she is hesitant, as her debts are growing by the day.
When Yeo Reum follows Ha Jin to a hotel, thinking that he is cheating on her, she ends up sitting opposite Gang Tae Ha, who bluntly admits that he still has feelings for her and wants a second chance. Yeo Reum is shocked by the confession and tries to avoid Tae Ha to maintain her good relationship with Ha Jin. But the more Yeo Reum wants to forget her ex-boyfriend, the more he seems to pop up in her life.
Discovery of Romance is a unique take on overcoming relationships filled with realistic characters.
Everyone in this show is flawed. The female lead isn't that lovable, and frankly it's super hard to get behind her until much later in the show. But she's also fascinating because she's blunt and realistic, a fresh face on the drama landscape. You don't like her or her actions much, but you can also probably name someone like her in your life.
Our male leads are also flawed. There's no perfect second lead here, no guy who doesn't make stupid mistakes, doesn't get jealous, or perpetuate misunderstandings. The issues that crop up and the way their dealt with are true to life.
That being said, somethings do get drawn out, and more often than not you want to shake the leads by their shoulders to knock some sense into them. There's unnecessary misunderstandings because people simply won't talk even a little bit, there's secrets that really shouldn't be kept, and motives that make no sense.
Entertaining yet frustrating, this show is a good watch, once you get into it.