“It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” is a drama that brings two people living in completely different worlds together. The two have different personalities but they experience love and healing for the first time.
There’s more to the story than just love though due to major family drama, bromance, and mystery! Check out for the things you should be looking forward to.
Kim Soo-hyun’s comeback
Kim Soo-hyun’s last drama was “The Producers” in 2015 and while he made some notable cameos in “Hotel del Luna” and “Crash Landing on You,” his official drama comeback has been very long-awaited.
The actor portrayed diverse characters throughout his career from an aspiring K-pop star to a North Korean spy and an extraterrestrial alien. With Kim Soo-hyun’s acting range and handsome looks, you will definitely be in for a treat!
Seo Ye-ji is not your usual female lead
Ko Mun-yeong (Seo Ye-ji) is not a damsel in distress. She’s antisocial and lacks empathy skills. Definitely not your typical plucky and kind female lead! While Mun-yeong might not be a character you immediately fall in love with, she’s refreshingly candid and free of prejudice.
Other interesting facts include her fondness for sharp knives, her lack of fear, and her willingness to fight malicious people. She’ll definitely grow on you as she begins to heal and shed her protective shield.
On point fashion
During the press conference with Philippine Press, Ye-ji said that Mun-yeong uses fashion as a way to express herself. We expected the anti-social children’s book writer to be in black all the time, but no, she’s not. Her color choices are bold and loud.
Spotlight on Autism
There’s a severe shortage of K-dramas with autistic characters. The most recent one was “Good Doctor” and that aired in 2013, so this is long overdue! Moon Sang-tae (Oh Jung-se) is on the autism spectrum and is frequently misunderstood.
The best way to combat misguided preconceptions is to simply learn more. Sang-tae will surely win over viewers’ hearts with his pure innocence and bright smile.
The chemistry between Kim Soo-hyun and Seo Ye-ji is visibly electric! The stunning pair is such a visual feast and they portray a very intriguing love story. Polar opposites find something familiar within one another and become drawn to each other. We’re also in for a fun reversal. Instead of the guy chasing after the girl, Ko Mun-yeong is the one pursuing Moon Gang-tae. Let the sparks fly!
Moon Gang-tae and Sang-tae’s mother was mysteriously murdered 18 years ago. Sang-tae witnessed the murder, but remains highly traumatized.
When asked about the identity of the murderer, Sang-tae is only able to say a “butterfly” killed his mother. Since the murderer warned Sang-tae not to reveal their identity and threatened his life, Sang-tae remains very scared. This is why the brothers move every year, to run away from the killer. Time to solve a murder mystery!
With such a star-studded cast, it’s no surprise that some of the actors have previously worked together. Check out some of the reunions below:
Seo Ye-ji and Kim Chang-wan both acted in “Hwarang” as well. Also, Kim Mee-kyung and Oh Jung-se portrayed siblings in “Plus Nine Boys.” You’ll have to tune in to see what their characters’ relationships will be like on “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay.”
Watch the cast invite the Super Squad into watching the series here:
New episodes are out every Saturday and Sunday on Netflix.