That Man Oh Soo (Kdrama Review & Summary)
- Genre: Romance, Supernatural
- Release Date: March 2018
- Network: OCN
- Lee Jong Hyun as Oh Soo
- Kim So-Eun as Seo Yoo-ri
- Kang Tae-oh as Kim Jin-Woo
- Heo Jeong-Min as Oh Ga-Na
- Park Na-Ye – Seo Soo-Jung
- Park Geun-Hyung as Oh Man-Soo
This drama is starring Lee Jong Hyun of CNBlue, a pop rock South Korean band and the adorable Kim So-Eun.
The story is about a couple in their 20s who have different takes on love.
Seo Yoo-ri played by Kim So-eun had been dating her boyfriend for the last three years. They made a pact that on their third anniversary he was going to propose to her.
Came that date, she excitedly met him in a cafe/restaurant.
That cafe restaurant is owned by Oh Soo’s family.
This restaurant is rather special.
Oh Soo is the heir to a supernatural ability of making lovers be together if were really in love or separate if not true love. This cupid-like talent comes from the coffees with added pollens gathered from an ancient tree which grew in the courtyard of their family house.
The heirs of with the magical ability have this tree tattooed on their body. If the succeeding heir declines to continue on running the restaurant, the tree would die together with the current heir, who was old Oh Man Soo, the grandfather.
Oh Soo is still not sure whether he wanted to run the restaurant as he is a rising star in the IT,
Anyway, he was the barrista when Yoo-ri was there during her date with her boyfriend. They ordered their coffee.
Yoo-ri felt underwhelmed with the date as she was hoping that her boyfriend would have prepared more for the proposal. Instead she had to remind him about the ‘day’.
The boyfriend was all apologies at first, until he had a sip of his coffee. He then blurted out that he wanted to break up.
Yoo-ri was so upset that she went drinking. She then try haphazardly to go home.
Oh Soo saw her in such a sorry state that he took her into the restaurant.
She mistakenly drank a cup of coffee that had the special pollens which were meant for another customer.
She then kissed Oh Soo.
Somehow she ended up in the hospital, where she met the boy, a childhood friend, who was so happy to see her and had been looking for her.
Oh Soo was a rising IT engineer but the grandfather said that he had to make his mind up whether to be a full time It guy or be a barista and restauranteur.
O Soo noticed that the tree-like tattoo on his chest is changing, fading. He was on his way to Australia for a meeting when his grandfather disappeared. He then cancelled his trip at the very last minute and stumbled towards their house but he fainted on the way.
Yoo-ri, who was on the beat, saw a man lying on the street.
It is now nearing the end for the drama and yet more complications are arising.
Oh Soo just found out that Yoo-ri drank the coffee which he added a dash of love pollen to (see above summary). Oh Soo was so upset because he remembered his father telling him fervently not to make a pollen flavoured drink for the one he loves. That love one will die.
To prevent Yoo-ri from dying he will now have to break up with her and break his heart in the process. That will for next week.