Go Back Couple (Korean Drama Review)
I first heard about this drama a couple of months ago. I heard it was going to be a Jang Na-ra starrer and I looked forward to it. Jang Na-ra has a delicate expressive face, which never ages. I love her, there is always vulnerability to her acting that gets or speaks to you.
Go Back Couple is a time travel drama, shown on Fridays and Saturdays with 16 episodes.
Choi Ban-Do (played by Son Ho-Jun) and Ma Jin-Joo (played by Jang Na-Ra) are both 38-years-old and a married couple who got together when they were both in university.
Fast-forward 14 years on, Choi Ban-Do works as a medical sales rep, not sure what happened as I thought he was studying civil engineering (civil construction), and Ma Jin-Joo is a housewife with a toddler to look after.
Ban-Do is a hardworking man, who does everything for his clients, almost 24/7, that he has neglected his wife and their child.
Due to misunderstanding and hardship of fulfilling their responsibilities, they began to take each other for granted and only ended up bickering when they are together . They realised that they had married too young and wished they could go back and restart their respective lives.
During an anniversary that they could not celebrate, in the heat of the moment, due to utter frustration, Jin-Joo announced to her husband that she wanted a divorce. Do Ban-do was at first surprised, but agreed to it. Within a month, they were divorced.
On the day of the divorce, they both took their wedding rings off. Jin-Joo dropped hers while aboard a bus and Ban-do threw his outside his bedroom window. Both rings seemed to undergo something supernatural. Jin-joo and Ban-do experienced an earthquake-like shaking and rattling.
The next morning they both woke up in the bodies of their 20 year old selves.
Jin-Joo’s first scene as a 20 years old was really poignant that it brought tears to my eyes. She was crying out for her dead mother in her sleep. But she was being woken up by her mother. She was so happy to see her. Throughout the morning she hugged and followed her mother, who said she was beginning to creep out with Jin-Joo’s clinginess.
I love this drama, so much so that I first watched it raw, I just can’t wait for the subtitles. And then watched it this morning with the English sub. The mother scene still got to me.
I am putting a lot of faith in this drama. There have been so many Korean dramas that I could only watch 2-3 episodes and I tend to give up fairly early on.
I supposed the storyline of this drama is more appropriate to me, being married. Don’t I wish sometimes that I can go back in time? Hell, yeah!!!
Episode 2 is also very watchable. Jin-Joo tried to restart her life but her ex seemed to be everywhere. On a blind-date where they first met, Ban-do ended up still choosing her but said he did it so he can dumped her. She followed him out of the restaurant only to find him chasing after his first love. Jin-Joo was heartbroken. She comforted herself that at least it is a closure but she heard a little voice and saw the figure of their toddler following her.
She ended up in a flood of tears and mistakenly got into the back seat of Jung Nam Gil’s (second male lead) car, thinking it was a taxi. I actually want these two to get together.
Again her scene sleeping next to her mother made me cry. huhuhu
I can’t went for next week.