Touch Your Heart
Oh Yoon Seo, played by Yoo In Na, is a disgraced actress who takes a job at a law firm for three months to study the part of a lawyer for her upcoming drama. Since she was involved in a drug scandal years prior to the current time that the drama takes place she has trouble finding work since her clean image has been marred. This is her last chance to make a comeback to what she enjoys most in the world. Kwan Jung Rok, played by Lee Dong Wook, is a hotshot lawyer who often is told that he is cold with no empathy for others. He is good at what he does but has very little in the way of relationships with others around him. When Yoon Seo shows up on her first day the two don't hit it off right away. However, over time she touches his heart and an office romance buds.
Hello dear reader! Forgive me for taking a while to post this new review up. I have been so excited to write this review because this is one of the dramas that I have been waiting for! Anyway, if you are a returning reader, welcome to my blog. I hope you continue to read and like what you see. If you are a new reader let me just briefly explain how I rate these dramas. I rate on two categories, story telling and direction. Under Story telling I take into account not just the acting but the writing, and music as well. Under the category direction I consider both editing and direction. I call them my sticky notes because that tends to be what I write my thoughts on when I'm watching.
On my sticky notes I gave Touch Your Heart a 90% and the direction a 4/5. I like this series, don't get me wrong but it can be incredibly cringe at times, especially the two side love stories. One is a silent stalker with good intentions and the other one just falls in love waaaay to easily for her own damn good, not to mention she gets a tad bit weird when she starts to like someone. Yoon Seo herself can be incredibly cringeworthy, but it is quickly recovered by cuteness. I just wish the writer would stop trying to make things funny. It seems as though the comedy is being forced. Now, I have the direction a 4/5 for the same reason. It feels as if the director is trying too hard to make the series comedic. I can't tell where the writer's and director's ideas begin and end. The special effects are recently a given in K-Drama's but sometimes it is too much. Just let the darn thing flow for crying outloud. I know the situation is awkward, I don't need an added effect to know. I don't I just feel like they can try just a little bit less.
I have made it no secret in the past that I absolutely adore Yoo In Na and will just about watch anything she is in. She was in the first K-Drama I fell in love with, Queen In Hyun's Man, which no one seems to remember. I know, it's been a while but I thought that series was one of the greats! Not to mention the kiss scenes in it were. . . DAMN. Anyway, I've been looking forward to this pairing and the show, but I feel in trying to make her seem innocent they made the character a little ditzy. Everything just seems a little over the top with the cutesy acting and all. She does it well, don't get me wrong, buuuuut I could do with a little less.
Lee Dong Wook is doing great at building up his character and showing his growth throughout the episodes. He doesn't catch on to things quickly and has to constantly ask his friend for advice (who I swear looks like the actor from Queen In Hyun, but I know it isn't him). I like how he googles everything. It is actually very cute. His character in general is well written and the actor is executing it well.
The only reason I have waited this long to write a review was to see where this show was headed. For the first 10 episodes or more it mainly focused on the office romances in the law firm, including our favorite lead couple. We have had a few minor hints at something happening a little more sinister in the background, which was what I was waiting for. I wanted it to come to the forefront before I wrote this out, dear reader. I was waiting for what seemed like forever for an antagonist and now I got one bad and creepy mofo antagonist. I'm not gonna lie I'm so excited to see where it is headed. Episode 10 had some incredible moments and this is were I feel the show will make a shift. I feel like something big is going to happen. I do have to say, I didn't expect the meeting scene between the protagonist and the antagonist to play out the way it did. I was delightfully surprised and I don't think I have seen that happen in a K-Drama before. I could be wrong.
In all, Touch Your Heart is incredibly cheesy but it is addicting. I binged watch the episodes each week it comes out and I get those antsy excited jitters while I wait for it to return the next week. I guess you can say it is a guilty pleasure. I hope you give this a chance, dear reader. I think it is fun and a good way to escape the hum drum of every day living. It's fun and cute. Anyway, let me know what you think in the comments below. I would love to hear from you dear reader! Goodbye and until next time.