Half way through this drama I can honestly say that it’s a definite winner in my book. I know that I’m just half way through but I think I can trust these writers to be consistent to the end. This is not necessarily an easy drama to watch but it’s riveting and the characters just pull you in. I love the way each character has a place in moving things along..even ones that I thought at the beginning were the usual and mandatory fillers have value. I love the way the relationships are fleshed out..I find it so refreshing that while the plot lines that are used are the same familiar ones..like office power struggles, typical dastardly loan sharks, extra marital affairs..they are underlying and not overpowering..it’s the characters who are allowed to shine..they are so human..so flawed..so loving..so hateful..so vulnerable..so identifiable. This is what makes each episode a must watch..I feel like I’m getting to really know these people…the good and the bad…I feel their pain and also understand their distress..Mr voice is simply awesome in his portrayal and so is IU..both of them are making these characters their very own and, surprisingly, they have very good chemistry I think!
Judging by the first episode (another one clocking in at about 90 minutes), this is not going to be one of those sunny fairytale dramas. In fact, you might call it a modern-day Dickensian tone poem. Spoilers after the jump.