[드라마] In the middle of ’49 일’

인간의 마음은 변하는게 특징이야. 영원이?…라는건없어. 사랑했다. 미워했다. 뜨거웠다. 식었다. 서운했다. 고마웠다. 원망했다. 이해했다. 기타 등등. (스케줄러, 49일)

I haven’t given 49 Days any interest before. I saw this drama being recapped in Dramabeans. But none of my favorite actors are in here and none of my friends have recommended this to me either. But when the last couple of episodes were airing, a number of my fellow bloggers have tweeted about this drama a few times – most of them about how they shed tears or brawl their hearts out. I’m not into hardcore tearjerkers, I’m into rom-coms with heart-warming scenes that can make me cry a river. It seems like 49 Days is not a hardcore tearjerker, rather a heart-warming one, so I decided to give it a try.

I downloaded all the episodes first, then I started watching – simply because I was curious. I was not even expecting that I’ll continue watching after the first episode. But I was wrong. After the first episode, I was hooked! And the more episodes I watch, the more addicting this drama is.

I haven’t cried yet though. I’m just halfway through it and I’m not sure if I’ll cry as much as I was expecting I would (based from what I’ve heard about those who’ve seen it). But there are already a lot of things that I like about it.

  • Although Soul-switching is nothing new, I like their execution. It just makes me sad because I want something like this for Kim Sun-Ah. Since I’ve seen Who Are You? I’ve always wished that Suna Unnie can have a soul-switching drama too because I know she can do it really well. So I wished she’ll have a Who Are You female version. When Secret Garden came, I thought it would have been a good project for Suna Unnie too. But when I saw this, I felt a little sad because this is exactly what I’m thinking for her… but…
  • Lee Yo-Won is wonderful! I guess I found another favorite actress! I didn’t like her in Bad Love. She was ok in Queen Seon Deok (especially when she was still a hwarang), but we all know that Go Hyun-Jung steal the scene from everyone on that drama. But here, Lee Yo-Won shine brightly! And despite of that, unlike Go Hyun-Jung, she didn’t steal the scene from everyone because…
  • Everyone is simply great! Nam Gyu-Ri (Shin Ji-Hyun), Jo Hyun-Jae (Han Kang), Bae Soo-Bin (Kang Min-Ho), Jung Il-Woo (Scheduler!!!), Seo Ji-Hye (Shin In-Jung), Bae Geu-Rin (Park Seo-Woo) even Shin Ji-Hyun’s parents and the restaurant staff are all good!
  • Finally, unlike other dramas, there’s a lead guy who is not stupid!
  • And, again, finally, unlike any other dramas, again, the villains are having a hard time getting it their way! Haha!
  • Heart-warming, touching, and it never bores me – ever! It’s cute and funny too. And despite the fact that’s it’s one of the over-used premises, I like how it was executed with a new touch!

My only problem with soul-switching dramas, is when one person falls in love with the other, aren’t they falling for a different person? But me, the watcher, is already hooked to the pairing (physically). Good thing, Shin Ji-Hyun is adorable as herself (although Song Yi-Kyung is way cuter as Ji-Hyun). And a friend has assured me that this drama is written and executed well. So I hope it will work for me.

I just finished Episode 13. I watched Episode 12 and 13 in a coffee shop, and it wasn’t a very good idea. Though I haven’t cried a river, I was so touched when Yi-Kyung as Ji-Hyun visited her dad. I was close to tears but I have to control myself, unless I want to look like a total lunatic. So moving forward I’ll only watch the next episodes in my bedroom.

I’m completely addicted to 49 Days. Oh, and did I say that Song Il-Woo is so adorable?

I wish I’ll have the same feeling towards Kim Sun-Ah’s new drama. I’m keeping my fingers crossed! Please! Please! Please!!!

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