Kim Soo Hyun Adds Another Exceptional Drama Performance with Moon Kang Tae in It’s Okay to Not be Okay

It’s time to say goodbye to It’s Okay to Not be Okay and I’m most loathe to bid farewell to male lead Moon Kang Tae. I feel like his character still has the most untold changes in the future, what career will he pick after going back to school and how will he navigate finally putting himself first and also still being the bedrock for his love and his brother. These questions are only there because Kim Soo Hyun was simply phenomenal in his performance as Kang Tae, bringing the character to life and without the crutches of being a “perfect male lead”. He’s not an alien with super powers anymore or the King of Joseon Korea, Kang Tae is most akin to Baek Seung Chan in Producer but darker, sadder, sexier, and manlier. I’m glad he played puppy dog Seung Chan prior to the military and got that performance done with before post military he’s definitely got a richer edge and exudes a more mature air. I know he’s picky and doesn’t need to do dramas or movies just for the heck of it but I’m going to start counting the days again until his next project arrives.

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It’s Okay to Not be Okay Ends with Episode 16 Ratings High of 6.224% and 7.348% and a Perfect Complete Story With Heart and Soul

Two decades of Hallyu dramas under the belt leaves me a bit jaded and always guarded for the other shoe to drop, namely a really crappy ending. Not that an ending is unhappy for the OTP, even happy endings have … Continue reading

Mommy Dearest is Back in Episode 14 of It’s Okay to Not be Okay as Viewers Riveted to the Tension with Ratings of 5.403% and 5.947%

This was a rough episode of It’s Okay to Not be Okay to watch, probably as dark as it gets with both the narrative and the title fairy tale written by Moon Young of The Hand, The Monkfish,. There is … Continue reading

Episode 13 of It’s Okay to Not be Okay is the Inevitable Calm Before the Storm With a Twist and Ratings of 4.974% and 5.696%

tvN Sat-Sun drama It’s Okay to Not be Okay is both about psychiatry and fairy tales, or really how fairy tales is an encapsulation and discussion about mention and emotional issues. Each episode is named about a fairy tale, most … Continue reading

Hottest Kings, Emperors, and Princes in K-dramas Through 2020

I realized that nearly all of the most popular younger generation K-actors have had a chance now to play a sageuk king, prince, or even fictional modern day Korean king/emperor. It’s totally an excuse for me to collect the entire … Continue reading

Unexpected Steamy Kisses and New Family Unit Steal the Show in Episode 11 of It’s Okay to Not be Okay with Ratings of 4.552% amd 5.681%

You can only get progress and catharsis from what is stagnant and seemingly hopeless, and episode 11 of It’s Okay to Not be Okay delivered tons of incredibly satisfying forward momentum without any of the usual K-drama tropes. Kang Tae … Continue reading

Wounds are Pried Open so Hopefully Characters Can Move Forward in Episode 10 of It’s Okay to Not be Okay with Ratings of 4.212% and 5.481%

For much too long all the characters in It’s Okay to Not be Okay have been in stasis, in suspended animation if you will. Going through the motions, surviving and succeeding, but never addressing a boatload of childhood trauma and … Continue reading

Happiness and Then Heartbreak Elevates Episode 9 of It’s Okay to Not Be Okay to New Emotional Heights with Ratings of 4.995% and 5.814%

I think both Kim Soo Hyun and Oh Jung Se just submitted their names for the 2021 Baeksang Awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor in the drama category with today’s episode 9 performance It’s Okay to Not be … Continue reading

Kim Soo Hyun and It’s Okay to Not be Okay Top the Good Data Drama Search Rankings for the 2nd Week of July 2020

It’s definitely the dog days of summer swinging right through the second week of July already. I think there is plenty on the small screen right now for K-drama viewers, lots of selection in different genres. Topping the viewer interest … Continue reading