Nam Hong Ju has lived since childhood with the strange burden of her prophetic dreams and believes nothing she does will change the outcomes, until the day her new neighbour, prosecutor Jeong Jae Chan, has a dream of his own and takes action that alters the course of her fate.
While You Were Sleeping marks another Lee Jong Seok drama complete with a supernatural and legal mix. And like his previous goes at this combination, this one is as fairly winning.
The strength of the show is definite Lee Jong Seok who makes his character petty, childish but endearing and hardworking, with just enough maturity to believe that he's a prosecutor. Su Ji shines in this role, playing the perky and the sassy with enough flair to make her entertaining. The rest of the cast is as well acted, with Lee Sang Yeop playing an effective villain- dark enough to be hated but grey enough to introduce some doubt.
The writing is strong as expected of Park Hye Ryeon although there are some weaknesses; there's only ever one cop, reporter, lawyer and prosecutor in all of Seoul it seems and some of the entertaining supernatural does fall to the wayside. But it manages to carry through to the end and stay entertaining.
The directing, and especially the cinematography, are gorgeous with soft lighting that makes everything pretty to look at.
A definite recommend for any fans of the leads or the writer.