Just Bananas About: Week of 5/9/16

Lately, there have been a lot of melo and revenge dramas that I’ve been feeling quite dark and twisty.  So much so that I’ve been craving something light and fluffy.  And along comes Another Oh Hae Young.  To be honest, it wasn’t something that I was planning to watch and I didn’t know what to be expect but I’m kind of loving the female heroine, Dirt Oh Hae Young (Seo Hyun Jin).

Wable – 사르르 (Softly)

WABLE(와블) – 사르르

The drama is about a foley artist, Park Do Kyung (Eric) who is quite ornery.  He prides himself on creating the best sound effects for the projects he’s working on and doesn’t accept anything less than perfect.

He begins to have visions of people and events that end up happening in real life and it dawns on him that he might have the sixth sense to see into the near future.

Dirt Oh Hae Young returns home one day, the day before her wedding, and tells her family that she is not going to get married.  She simply tells her mother that she doesn’t like her fiancée anymore and dumped him because doesn’t want to be tied to him for the rest of their lives.  Obviously her mother is shocked and confused and desperately tries to get her daughter to reconsider but her daughter is resolved on not getting married.

We learn that despite what Hae Young has revealed to her family she was actually the one who had been dumped by her fiancée, Han Tae Jin (Lee Jae Yoon).  However, the reason for Hae Young change in behavior all seems bizarre to her mom.

Not only has Hae Young become single overnight but she’s gotten into one disaster after another such as breaking her arm after getting drunk one night, showing up with bruises on her face after bumping into Do Kyung and disastrous blind dates.

Seriously, this girl cannot get a break.  Hae Young has somehow become the laughing stock of the neighborhood and her mother cannot figure out why.

On the flip side, Do Kyung begins to have visions of Hae Young.  In truth, he is the reason for Tae Jin breaking things off with Hae Young.  At a bar, he and his friend, Lee Jin Sang (Kim Ji Suk) overhear that Tae Jin is getting married to Hae Young and they plot to ruin their relationship by getting Tae Jin jailed for shady business practices.

However, it’s all a misunderstanding.  This Oh Hae Young is not the Oh Hae Young that broke Do Kyung’s heart.  Gold Oh Hae Young (Jun Hye Bin) leaves Do Kyung at the altar and Do Kyung later learns that she left the country to be with another man without so much as a reason why.  It’s the reason why he’s so bitter.

And there, we have our complication.  As Do Kyung keeps bumping into Dirt Oh Hae Young, his guilt sinks in.

And despite all the bad luck Hae Young has experienced, I love that she’s able to put forward a bright and cheery attitude.  Her quirky, carefree spirit is somewhat inspired minus the bruising and clumsiness.

I’m intrigued that she’s able to confide in Do Kyung and it’s probably because he’s a stranger to her.  However, it will have the opposite effect on him.  I’m hoping that her positivity rubs off on Do Kyung because his crankiness is somewhat grating.

Despite the contrived aspect of them ending up living right next door to each other, I’m hoping that the close proximity will work some magic in their meet-cute, especially Do Kyung’s attitude.

Fingers crossed that this is the light and fluffy romcom that I’ve been looking for.

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