Because This is My First Life (KDrama Review)
This is a rather tender love story. It stars the gorgeous Jung So-Min and a return to the small screen for Lee Min-ki in a leading role after 10 years.
I would watch anything with Jung So-min in it because she is such a good actress and she has that fresh and bright screen presence, which I like.
I was really pleasantly surprised with this drama. There are a lot of things going on with the various characters. But in the middle of it all is a tender and sweet developing love story between two lonely and rather reserved individuals.
Jung So-min plays Yoon Ji-ho, a 30 year old assistant writer of melodrama who is being taken advantage by work mates and family and became homeless. By sheer coincidence she ended up renting a spare room with Nam-se-hee (played by Lee Min-ki).
Se-hee at 38 had his life planned in minute details. He owns his apartment through mortgage which he hoped to have paid in 12 years time and is scrimping every penny to do so.
Nam-se-hee has rented out his spare room but had had bad luck with tenants until he met Ji-ho. She was ideal for him. She is quite house-proud. When writing, she would clean and polish every surface in the house to get her inspiration. She also love the Kitty, Se-hee’s cat. That’s not all she avidly does the recycling. And to top it all, she loves football/soccer. She support Arsenal just like Se-hee and they would spend time watching the game on tv. In their contract, they agreed that they can not like each other.
Se-hee’s parents are pressuring him to settle down and get married. Se-hee asked Ji-hoo to marry him but Ji-hoo had to turn him down as she equates marriage with love and not just a landlord and tenant but with a marriage contract. 🙂
Ji-hoo moved out but found that she was lonelier and so does Se-hee. He was missing her.
I love that Se-hee is beginning to loosen up a bit from being very uptight. It is very slowly but really rather sweet to watch.
In episodes 3-4, after Ji-hoo was assaulted by a drunk actor, whom she had a crush on for three years, Ji-hoo was at her lowest ebb. This finally drove her to accept Se-hee’s proposal of marriage.
It is a sweet love story and Min-ki and So-Min have a good chemistry.
I can’t wait for tonight’s episode. By the way, this is a very short series of only 10 episodes.
I do highly recommend this drama. In the first episode there was that conversation about the neocortex. The neocortex is that part of the brain that gives you memory and sensory. The neocortex is the price humans have to pay for evolution.