Watching The Law Cafe (Love by Law) elicits first the feeling of deja vu. Like, the sense that I’ve seen this or that before, or maybe all of this and that before in other prior K-dramas. The horrible corrupt lawyer dad leading the son to give up (Uncontrollably Fond), the cute cafe boys with different personalities (Coffee Prince), the shrieky smart female lead (Boys Before Flowers), the quirky neighbors and family members in a small neighborhood (When the Camellia Blooms), and I can go on and on. The drama is off to 7.1% and 6.6% ratings and the question is whether there is something in this new formulation of old ingredients that makes this worth watching? As a super Lee Seung Gi fan the answer is yes and one must also like Lee Se Young a lot to make it through all her screaming in the first two episodes. But the hook is there with the OTP being high school sweethearts and dated for many years before he suddenly dumps her and goes off to try and be a solo undercover legal superhero investigator. It’s stupid but suitably noble and angsty and I just want to watch them get back together. I can’t even say re-fall in love because he’s still in love with her and she just needs to forgive him with plenty of kissing involved to come.