I have to say that it was a very interesting ride. There were lots of holes of course, but given the premise of the story – a man inhabiting another man’s body and juggling two families (and two different wives) at the same time – it led to really interesting questions, and as a viewer I was forever changing my point of view. Of course I had my preferences as to what I would have liked but it wasn’t a decision that I came to lightly because I empathized with each of them. Until the very end I didn’t know what the final outcome would be and that’s kind of nice!!
I really loved the acting..such strong performances all round and hardly a wasted character in sight (well there were a couple I could have done without of course). Kai didn’t have much to do beyond looking VERY pretty and that’s just fine by me. Heck I even enjoyed the ending and that was a question mark all along but I think the writers did the best they could given the pickle they’d put themselves in. It’s a winner for me..not perfect but (for me) not disappointing either. It was so awesome to see Kim Myung-min for 17 episodes. He looked incredibly smart in his three piece suits – the perfect example of a successful banker.
I don’t normally juggle more than one drama at a time but I had this nightmare of it fading from my grasp just like Lee Minki’s drama did so I went ahead and started it. I did not want to miss the opportunity to see Kim Myung Min – no way! To my delight I discovered that Kim Hyun Joo is also starring in it. I loved her alot in I Have a Lover – what a bonus!!
Of course I know that the story is not new – a man dying and waking up in another body – but I’ve always been a sucker for those. Anyway, after two episodes I can give it a great thumbs up and I hope it continues till the very end.
Let me just say that I really like the way they established the characters immediately. Kim Myung Min is married to Kim Hyun Joo but is a horrible husband and person to boot. In the short scenes where we see him he makes a terrible and real impression – kudos to him! As well, we have our other couple who are complete opposites; nice ordinary people, trying to set up a restaurant, happy with their lives and adoring each other to boot! The contrast couldn’t be sharper. The two men even cross paths where our jerk dismisses him arrogantly and sends him on his way to disaster. So, without going into details, as a result of a car accident both “die” and our “good guy” wakes up in the body of our jerk, and then the fun begins!!!
This new character couldn’t be in better hands as we see how he struggles to come to grips with his new reality. His heart and mind are dying to be with his family but that’s not possible, so he tries different ways and means to still be there for them. On the other hand he can’t ignore the jerk’s family who is now also his. I have no idea where this is going but I think it’s going to be a fun ride – at least I hope so, though I anticipate a few moments of angst along the way.