I spent last weekend catching up on OCN fantasy thriller procedural Black and gushing all over it, but that’s like one amazing meal compared to the consistent afternoon snack that has been sustaining me for the last five weeks in tvN rom-com This Life is Our First (Because This is Our First Life). Last week’s episode 10 broke 4% ratings to hit 4.197%, a huge milestone for this low key cable drama that is succeeding in the now rare feat for a romance drama. For those who haven’t started, this is the best slice-of-life type K-drama take on romance I’ve seen in years, yes it’s loosely based on hit J-dorama We Married as a Job (Nigeru wa haji daga, yaku ni tatsu) but has adapted it uniquely for Korean issues and sensibilities. Leads Jung So Min and Lee Min Ki deserve all the accolades for this success, they are spot on in their performances and chemistry. I can’t wait for the final stretch to see how this strangers-to-marrieds-to-friends-to-lovers journey wraps up.