Hello and welcome to my blog. In this post I will attempt to point out a few reasons why you should or should not watch 진심이 닿다: “Touch Your Heart” the Korean drama.
I have mentioned in previous post that I had recently started watching Korean drama which I enjoy. Almost all the ones I have watched thus far had an element of romance in it. It can be a bit cringy and annoying however this particular one I find very different. Personally, I prefer comedy genres as the romantic genres at times will inflate your hopes of how you think it should be in real life only to face reality and be utterly disappointed. 🤦🏾♀️
Initially, I didn’t want to watch it, because I was looking for a non romantic one to watch and after reading the synopsis I thought mmmm🤔 no not for me. The initial plan was to watch Radiant rather.
However since I like to listen to Music by EXO, I stumbled upon Make It Count by Chen on YouTube and it had scenes from the drama. Before that Viki Rakuten had an ad for this drama which I watched part and accidentally skipped. I was happy when I stumbled upon the music video for Make It Count as it showed some of the scenes in the drama, through which I managed to find out the name of the drama. I was not utterly convinced but I started watching it anyway and I was hooked like a fish on a biat. 🤷🏾♀️
It is a 16 episode drama about a celebrity who got caught up in a scandal for which she was innocent however it seemed like the degree of the scandal had destroyed her image and reputation. She had to work in a law firm as a secretary to a Mr D’Arcy-like character who eventually fell for her. The plan was for her to get a feel of what lawyers do in order to make a come back in a law related drama. I will allow you to watch it for yourself. You have 16 episodes to watch so ensure you get your favourite snack put up your feet and enjoy. 😊
The plot and script
For me the screen writers and the directors did really well. I love the comedic part of the drama. I will say it has a good balance of comedy and romance. It also has a good balance of fun and escalated suspense as well. I loved how the chemistry between the lead characters: Yoo In Na and Lee Dong Wook organically developed. Something we can learn from nowadays instead of rushing into a relationship, it’s best to get to know the person first. Don’t be in a rush to be booed up. I understand they have worked together on Goblin which I have not seen yet. I loved how the story developed for the lead and for the entire drama. I first encountered Yoo In Na in Love from the stars but I have not watched all the episodes either. 🤷🏾♀️
May I also add that I was surprised when I found out Yoo In Na’s age. I thought she was younger than how old she currently is. Turns out she’s older than me. Thumbs up 👍🏿 to you girl you have taken good care of yourself.
From the receptionist to the lawyers, I believe the characters were perfect and the actors and actresses did a create job. I feel they all jelled and worked together really well to successfully finish this drama. I found the CEO so hilarious. The over ambitious interns did it for me too.
The subtle ads were not hard to miss *laugh. You will encounter subtle ad from Samsung, subway, chanel, volkswagen, tinder and tiktok.
Should you watch it? Ta younaa gyee! Lol Of course! it will not be a waste of time. In terms of quality and intriguing story line, I put this drama in the same busket as I have put Another Oh Hae Young however they are very different.
Where do people actually find love?
Even though there was subtle tinder ad, the drama shows that, other places you can meet people or others find love I guess more easily is in the workplace. In the drama, they all found love in the workplace apart from one that started from school.
You can get to know how someone is better in the workplace as you spend most of your time there however if it doesn’t work out you will have to deal with the awkwardness of seeing them over and over again. 😕 Unless you neutralise it somehow.
When it ended
I shed a bit of tear at the end not because it ended but even though it was just a drama, there was a pinch of genuinity in the last lines by the two main characters. Through their action you are able to see how genuine their love for each other is, which is rare in real life.
Not everyone got who they liked in the drama so there is some reality in it as in real life not everyone ends up with who you may really like, love and think is best for them. Cest la vie.
Last but not least the sound track is great apart from one song which I feel didn’t really tie in well with the drama. The line of the song went something like this: ‘liedy, leidy, leidy’ I believe. 🤦🏾♀️
If you have seen it let me know what you think and if you have not watched it or looking for a drama to watch I believe this is a must watch.
Now that it has ended I feel the void and looking for another to watch. 😔
Until next time, 안녕히 가세요 – an-nyeong-hi ga-se-yo. 👋🏿