Kdrama Podcast: Explore the gothic fairytale of IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY

Live inside a modern gothic fairytale, and then fall in love and face your fears, because this week on the podcast Lee Evie is talking about the gorgeous 2020 romance Korean drama IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY, also known as PSYCHO, BUT IT’S OKAY. Starring the blindingly pretty Kim Soo-Hyun and Seo Ye-Ji (Lee Evie needed to shield her eyes because these two are so shiny!), this kdrama has it all – swoony kisses and romance, dark secrets and hidden trauma, found family and healing (and a truly wonderful performance by actor Oh Jung-se), all wrapped up in a dreamy storybook aesthetic that makes this show gorgeous to look at! Did Lee Evie mention she loved it? 

Listen to the podcast by searching on your favourite podcast streaming platform for THE LEE EVIE KOREAN DRAMA PODCAST, or listen by following the link below:

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LEE EVIE is a podcaster, blogger and author of dark historical fiction set in old Korea.

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2 thoughts on “Kdrama Podcast: Explore the gothic fairytale of IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY

  1. Hi Lee Evie,

    Your review is spot on. I mean, I was crying half of the time I’m listening to the highlights of the series you have explained in the podcast. Dang it! The show for me was very close to perfect — story, characters, actors playing the characters, cinematography, editing, transitions in the edits, computer effects, animations.

    I just hope, though, that the book that hit Mun Yong’s mother was more convincing to loose consciousness on. But really, other than that, it was really moving. My favorite part though was Sang Tae’s memory of the Gang Tae boy crying telling their mother that “Gang Tae is for Gang Tae” and he carried that memory and all the while, he has it in his mind and at the end, that was one of his reasons for leaving to work as an illustrator. A close second was seeing his brother dreaming with complete happiness in his face. And probably, not lagging far behind, too, was that scene when Sang Tae (again) happy but with tears in his eyes reading to his mother (the tree) the first book with his illustration on. It’s like power blowing my mind.

    And just when I thought Woo Do Hwan’s Jo Yeong-Jo Eun Sop portrayal was meant to win awards, here comes a Sang Tae character …. tsk tsk tsk

    Well, that’s all for me. I’ll be listening to another one soon!

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    1. Yay! I am so glad you liked my discussion and also that you loved this show!! I thought it was such a powerful and beautiful show, and I loved reading your thoughts so much. YES! I also loved how Sang Tae would hear things like that (Gang Tae belongs to Gang Tae) and would never forget, it was so moving how the tables turned and he was looking out for his younger brother by the end. And I loved the dreaming scene too, and the picture Sang Tae draws of his brother to understand what true happiness looks like, what powerful moments!
      I am so excited you loved the show too 🙂
      Thanks for all your comments, I love reading your thoughts 🙂

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