The long-awaited “Touch Your Heart” has lastly graced our airways, and as anticipated, premiered to strong ratings throughout the board. It’s each bit the rom-com it’s billed to be, with hilarious moments peppered all through.
For those that aren’t within the know, “Touch Your Heart” reunites “Goblin” alumni Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na as lawyer and actress respectively. Oh Yoon Seo (Yoo In Na) is an actress who heads to Always Law Firm for character examine to land an performing job. She is assigned to work as Kwon Jung Rok’s (Lee Dong Wook) secretary, and that’s the place their relationship begins.
Things are not off to a great begin.
As a nod to Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na’s historical past collectively, listed below are some issues concerning the premiere which we discovered both “Sunny” or “Grim”:
Warning: Spoilers for the premiere episodes forward!
Sunny: Yoo In Na, comedy gold
Yoon Seo is a fully hilarious character that might simply be overplayed if not for the pure appeal of Yoo In Na. She performs Yoon Seo’s diva-ish and narcissistic tendencies with such conviction which fully sells the comedy of all of it. During the scene the place she makes use of aegyo to get the script author to provide her an opportunity is a primary instance, as she absolutely commits to the “twitching,” and the scene goes from foolish, to awkward, to plain hilarious.
But even below all the arrogance and pompousness, Yoon Seo’s vulnerability and innocence — her thought of revenge is to be the very best secretary ever — nonetheless peeks via, and Yoo In Na undoubtedly performs a giant half in carving out this three-dimensional character.
Grim: The cause behind Yoon Seo’s energy
The Yoon Seo we see immediately is sunny and optimistic, regardless that she has greater than sufficient causes to be bitter and resentful. She was as soon as a prime Hallyu actress who has since fallen from grace resulting from a drug scandal and an alleged affair with a third-generation chaebol. Even although she was ultimately discovered to be not responsible of the drug claims, the general public opinion of her was already within the dumps, and thus her involuntary hiatus.
Oh hiya, “Amazing Saturday” set.
Yet why is a sunny and powerful character positioned below the grim class? Well, it’s the explanation behind it that’s saddening. In the second episode, Yoon Seo barely flinches when she sees a vendor taking down her posters to swap within the “newer mannequin,” and Jung Rok commends her on her sturdy mentality. She explains it’s resulting from being within the leisure world for therefore a few years, having discovered to metal herself in opposition to all of the criticisms and assaults. And it’s this harsh actuality of being within the public eye that’s grim, and also you simply can’t assist however really feel for her, in addition to the celebrities in the true leisure world.
Grim: Jung Rok’s character
We haven’t seen a lot of Jung Rok’s character in these two episodes, apart from studying that A) he’s a star lawyer of the regulation agency, and B) he has a grim expression plastered on his face 90 p.c of the time. I don’t assume we’ve seen him smile as soon as in these two episodes, however he’s not precisely your typical jerk both. He has proven that he cares by taking good care of Yoon Seo’s meals and intervening through the automotive accident, so it’s much less that he’s unfeeling, and extra that he simply doesn’t have a cause to interrupt out a smile. *cue Yoon Seo!*
We are additionally briefly launched to Kim Se Won (Lee Sang Woo), a buddy who seems to have been a rival-in-love. Hopefully this relationship will prove extra bromance than… grim-ance.
Sunny: All the colleagues
More usually than not, the facet characters could make or break a drama. There are most likely occasions whenever you discover yourselves skipping elements of an episode, since you simply can’t be bothered with that exact story line, or the characters are too grating. But you received’t have this drawback right here, because the facet characters are all sufficiently quirky and charming.
From Yoon Seo’s facet, we have now a really supportive administration crew — particularly with the tremendous candy supervisor oppa (Oh Eui Sik)— and it’s refreshing to see an leisure company that actually cares for their artist. The attorneys and workers at Always Law Firm are additionally an entertaining bunch, from timid but quick-witted civil protection lawyer Dan Moon Hee (Park Kyung Hye; additionally a “Goblin” alum) to veeery filial bachelor and divorce lawyer Choi Yoon Hyuk (Shim Hyung Tak). Collectively, these characters are actually making this drama even sunnier!
Sunny: The self-aware cheesiness
“Touch Your Heart” is aware of the style nicely, and the manufacturing crew is having enjoyable absolutely leaning into the idea, beginning with a hilarious “Descendants of the Sun” parody, full with the unique “Always” monitor backing the scene.
Yoon Seo re-enacting commercials with the merchandise in Jung Rok’s workplace is equally hilarious (and so nicely accomplished!), particularly after they smash reduce to Jung Rok’s expressionless face. And for the followers of “Goblin,” Yoo In Na even does Sunny’s well-known hair flip, and the favourite sandwich store for supernatural beings, Subway, makes an look too! It’s all foolish and ridiculous however in one of the simplest ways!
Sunny: The chemistry throughout
Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na have confirmed their electrifying chemistry in “Goblin,” the place we had been simply as invested in their coupling as we had been the principle couple’s. Their chemistry is simply as profound this time spherical in “Touch Your Heart,” and we’re simply as simply drawn in. But it’s not simply the chemistry between our leads that’s spectacular, however the solid throughout. And it’s this enjoyable, excessive power chemistry that enables each the comedic and honest moments to land, and has us craving for extra!
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