Saturday 9 September 2023

TV Review: Something in the Rain (2018) (Drama)

Something in the Rain (밥 잘 사주는 예쁜 누나)
16 episodes

Reunited with her best friend’s younger brother, who’s back from a stint abroad, a recently dumped career woman begins to see him in a new light. (Synopsis)

Something in the Rain is a K-drama I watched through to the end, but compared to so many others which I loved, I found this one frustrating at times. On the plus side, I really liked the premise of the woman falling in love with her best friend's younger brother, as it allowed for plenty of interest and drama. I also had no issue with any of the cast in terms of their acting. But the show had its problems. One was pacing; it was way too long with too many flashbacks and long scenes of music playing while the actors looked contemplative, especially in the final episode. I also got fed up with the heroine's constantly terrible decisions; it was always so obvious that everything would backfire. The final thing that grated on my nerves a little may be an issue of cultural difference, but I struggled with the reactions of some of the characters to the romance, especially from the heroine's mother. I couldn't understand why a woman of the heroine's age would follow orders from her overreacting mother to such an extent. But, as I said, maybe it's a cultural thing. Overall, I am giving this one 3.5. I didn't completely dislike it, but it's definitely not one I'd ever want to watch a second time.

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