The Lover

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This is a drama I found through the twitter account Outofcontext Doramas (@oocdoramas). I didn’t know this existed until I saw their post.

We follow 4 “couples” through a period of their life. The stories run pretty independently, however, there is some overlap because they all live in the same apartment building. I’m going to try and make a little resume of each of the 4 couples with their room numbers. (Similar as to Asian Wiki)

609: The first couple is Oh Do Si (Oh Jung Se) and Ryoo Doo Ri (Ryoo Hyoun Kyoung), they have been dating for 5 years and though Do Si is an unemployed voice actor, Do Ri keeps them afloat with her review job. They have their ups and downs, but they are always looking out for each other. And even when they fight their love is obvious.

610: The second couple is Jung Young Joon (Jung Young Joon) and Choi Jin Nyeo (Choi Yeo Jin), there is a 12 year age gap between the pair. Though Young Joon is the guitarist to a not so famous rock band, he tries to work hard to try and make it work. There is a 12 year age difference between him and Jin Nyeo she really acts like more of an old lady than 33 years-old.

510: The third couple is Park Hwan Jong (Park Jung Hwan) and Ha Sul Eun (Ha Eun Sul). There are a new couple and Sul Eun always tries to act the part of a lady as much as she can in front of Hwan Jong. They are living together while they wait for their apartment to be ready and to plan for their wedding.

710: The fourth “couple”, this is where the air quotes are coming in, is Takuya (Terada Takuya) and Lee Joon Jae (Lee Jae Joon). Takuya moves in with Jae Joon to make the rent easier. The plan is to only live together for 3 months, however, the more that Takuya gets to know Joon Jae the more he wants to get him out into the world. The entirety of the drama we get to see their bromance play out.

This drama is pretty funny. It’s a slice of life and a lot of misunderstandings happen because of Takuya and Joon Jae. They are probably my favourite “couple”. Oh Jung Se does an excellent job in this drama, I had only ever seen him in Vampire detective, but his role in this is perfect for him. This is not a drama suitable for all ages, though everything is blurred out, some of the jokes will go over younger people heads. There are a lot of sex jokes and reference to sex as well. Be warned that if you don’t like hearing about sex to not watch this drama because it’s about healthy relationships that contain sex. The struggles that the couples have to go through are quite realistic and you can relate to all of them. I quite liked this drama and found it quite funny.

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4 thoughts on “The Lover

  1. The issue with equal screen time, is that if you fall in love with a couple you only get their allotted allotted screen time. Not every episode is equal but over the entire series it is comma or at least close enough.

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