Right away"Oh Hae-Young Again"gets on my excellentfacetby capacity of reminding me just what makes all its characters so charming. There would possibly be Hae-young with her optimism, Hoon and Anna with their exuberance, Soo-kyeong with her garbled French, Jin-sang with his paralyzed indecision, and Do-kyeong with his vitality to wonder the surpriser. I in reality do love the solid in"Oh Hae-Young Again". They all bring authentic charm to their characters, and this works to carry roles that during the hands of a lesser performer would were forgettable.
But one point is a big worry- the pacing. While"Oh Hae-Young Again"has been prolonged to eighteen episodes, I in truth takeproblem seeing how there's even sufficientsubject material left for one. We are given the overallan important piece of context that at the back of Do-kyeong's life-threatening vision, and it is distressing to think that of all Do-kyeong's personality traits, his inability to leave a scenarioby myselfis also what finally ends up getting him killed. He truly merely does no longer stimulate much sense in that department.
Admittedly, if Do-kyeong did have sense in that department, he would perhaps notalso be alongside Hae-young at all right now. Alas their dating is threatened here by a dynamic which does make sense but which in the long run does now notprovoke me. A good romance can handiest exist threatened by such so much ofpointssooner than it descends into self-parody, even supposingI assume this episode does no less thangive an explanation for why Hae-young may not be bothered to make an effortlesstelephone call ultimate episode.
Elsewhere"Oh Hae-Young Again"definitely improves on itself. Soo-kyeong's attitude is a lot more nuanced. We see more of that self-hating depressive bite that provides her personality energy. I suspect Soo-kyeong realizes, on some level, that just giving up on Jin-sang is a bad idea, yet at the similar time she must be realistic with her options. A pregnant girl in her Nineteen Forties really does not ownthe luxurious of being romantic.
Unfortunately the preview providesa sign that this subplot, nearly perfectly described in its large climactic moment where Jin-sang struggles to look if he can whole Soo-kyeong's request, will be stretched out in the additional episodes similar tothe complete lot else is going to have to be. It is all rather disappointing. Such a lot of"Oh Hae-Young Again"is so very funny- Jin-sang's mind's eyecollectionis actually fantastic. Yet without right kind context, it besimple to see how the drama can wear out its welcome fasterinstead of later.