I had looked forward to this drama, a remake from a Taiwanese drama ‘In Time with You”, which I had enjoyed very much. My friend finished watching this earlier and warned me that it’s a disappointment. She ended up repeating the Taiwan drama again.
Can two platonic friends who grew up together fall in love? Many Chinese romances often portray this as 青梅竹馬so it’s not impossible. I can’t remember the exact story line of the Taiwanese drama but this Korean version seems different from that.
Jang Ha Na and Choi Won grew up as neighbours and attended the same high school. Choi Won has been carrying a torch for Ha Na but had denied it when teased. So when a classmate requested that he pass Ha Na love-letters, he didn’t do so. When the classmate passed away in an accident, Won was filled with guilt and couldn’t confess his love to Ha Na.
Fast forward to present time and they are now 34 years old. Both have been dating other people unsuccessfully and they remain soul mates who share all their secrets. But Won is now threatened by the return of Ha Na’s ex-fiance who jilted her at their engagement party. Won must now decide if he is prepared to leave behind his guilt and fight for her.
As one can imagine, the plot is rather thin and we are often shown flashbacks to when they were in school and the pranks they were up to. Luckily, both the leads share a chemistry to take the drama to its full 16 episodes but there is not enough tension for us viewers to be rooting for either of them. It’s as if we knew, that the men going after Ha Na, who appears younger and more immature than her, will never win her heart.