Okay, I have no idea what I just watched but it’s all okay because it was so so soooooo good. The first episode of tvN mental health themed drama It’s Okay to Not be Okay (Psycho But It’s Okay) premiered this Saturday and the first episode was impressive and intriguing. Ratings for episode 1 was 6.093% AGB nationwide, and for comparison sake to other recent hit tvN dramas Crash Landing on You premiered with 6.073% and Goblin got 6.332%. This drama isn’t a fantasy romance like those two hits and I don’t think would rope in such a wide audience, it’s actually off putting to watch as there is much darkness and disturbing behavior all around, especially with female lead Ko Moon Young played by Seo Ye Ji.
She’s a legit sociopath but one that we will likely see was shaped by her childhood surroundings whereas male lead Moon Kang Tae is so awesome off the bat. Like, Kim Soo Hyun came back from the army and is even more of a heart pumping strong male lead onscreen. He takes care of his autistic brother played by Oh Jung Se and also takes care of many other mentally challenged people around him as a mental hospital orderly. He’s do decisive and measured, and such a rich character to explore especially as he sparks against Moon Young’s brand of legit psycho. The directing bears mention as absolutely insanely well done, like The King: Eternal Monarch could have benefited from this level of talented directing but here it’s used to showcase a really weird and curious story line that makes me want more.