Last weekend the jTBC drama Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food (Something in the Rain) signed off with a scene in the rain, apropos for the PD to really commit to a thematic element throughout the drama. But the drama itself couldn’t commit to a narrative path whether sweet romance or family melodrama, stumbling a bit in the final episodes and probably enough to attrition audience interest and excitement in the underlying romance, myself included.
The final episode brought in 6.7% ratings so the drama averaged a very successful run for the cable network but everything seemed to wobble after the Baeksang Awards three weeks ago, perhaps a mix of settling ennui with the disapproving mom story line or minor blow back from male lead Jung Hae In‘s photo faux pas. I found myself not caring by the end and annoyed that the leads who seem to really love each other couldn’t communicate properly to work through issues that early on in the drama both appeared mature enough to have weathered. Pretty Noona ended up being best at the visuals of the two leads kissing, hugging, and walking through the rain together.