It’s Okay, That’s Love
I have a soft spot for this drama, no matter how predictable it is. If you’re not paying attention you can skim over some of the foreshadowing for a good section of the drama but eventually it catches up with you.
The drama follows Ji Hye Soo (Gong Hyo Jin), a doctor in the psychiatric ward, and Jang Jae Yeol (Jo In Sung), a bestseller novelist and late night radio host, through their budding relationship. Hye Soo, due to her self diagnosed anxiety issues, fear of commitment and sex phobia, she has a hard time getting close to anybody. Jae Yeol’s troubled past and OCD causes him to have several odd ticks like only being able to sleep in his own bathtub. Due to the noise of the construction on his own house bothering him, he moves into one of the building which he owns. Hye Soo and Jae Yeol slowly fall in love and soon have to deal with his undiagnosed schizophrenia.
This drama does bring to light a few psychological issues that most people don’t take serious. Would I say that Jae Yeol has OCD, no but if you want to classify it as very mild OCD I’ll be ok with that. I’ve known people with moderate to severe OCD and it’s debilitating, so I don’t like how they portrayed his OCD. I do like the subtle hints to his schizophrenia though, and I like how they portrayed him during the treatment.
Over all I think this is a cute drama worth watching, unless you absolutely hate it when you know the ending of a drama. This one doesn’t throw any fast balls, so you know pretty much what is going to happen. I do like the little scene about 20 minutes before the end of the series though. So it’s worth watching all of it just to see that.