My Score: 8/10
Summary: A high-school boy switches bodies with a 30-year-old doctor. Though the doctor remains in a coma, the kid has to live out the doctor’s life, falling in love with the doctor’s fiance and learning secrets about his own life as time goes by.
Review: If you like Gong Yoo, you have to see this drama. Don’t listen to any bad reviews, just watch it. His expressions and mannerisms in this are worth it!
I thought the story was interesting. It was great to watch Gong Yoo act like a teenager, haha. I really had no idea how things were going to end up. There were just so many obstacles for them to get around… student/teacher love, technically having an affair, ect. Just taboo stuff that seems to heavy for a show like this, however, I feel it was handled pretty well. The genre was never weighed down by these issues.
Of course, there were little things that could have been better, but they didn’t stand out and annoy me like other dramas have, (I’m looking at you Rooftop Prince). For instance, the way his mom died didn’t seem realistic… it felt more like a stereotype towards the United States. I mean, come on, why would armed robbers just stop some random people who are heading in the opposite direction and haven’t even seen them or know what’s going on and just shoot them? Wouldn’t they be busy escaping? Haha… and Gong Yoo’s English wasn’t as good as it should have been for a kid living in America for that long. But hey, it was still entertaining to hear his little sayings, so I’m glad they had him use English sometimes! Also, the blood on the kid’s hands in the hospital… I’m pretty sure they would’ve cleaned that up right away!
Anyway, the characters were all likable, except for the mom. But even she wasn’t as bad as the majority of other dramas out there. None of the characters aggravated me, which was a good thing. I hate feeling harassed by a character when I’m watching a drama.
I liked the lead actress right away, which is pretty rare for me for some reason. I liked both her and the character she portrayed; just patient and easy-going. No matter how annoying the kid was, she, Daran, could keep her cool. Being a teacher was perfect for her, haha! (Oh and I was pretty fascinated by her eye make-up…!)
Both the actor for the young guy and Daran’s younger brother were appealing. It’s really too bad that the actor for the young version of the lead had to just stay in a coma for the majority of the drama! I thought that was pretty unfair.
Daran’s brother was fun and I liked the relationship he had with her. It’s cute when a younger brother is protective of his sister.
Suzy wasn’t bad in this. Her character could have been really annoying, but she turned out to be entertaining. Her character was just pretty immature and acted like a sasaeng fan. Even though her character almost got on my nerves a few times, it was fun to watch such a daring character.
Now, the ending… I heard nothing good about it and so it kept me from watching the drama right away. I’m glad I ignored those people and watched it anyway because the ending really wasn’t that bad or confusing.
It didn’t give a lot of closure, so I can see why some people might be frustrated, but it didn’t feel like an entirely “open-ended” drama.
So yeah, don’t be afraid to watch this drama just because you heard the ending was bad, because it’s not. It’s not great, but it’s not bad. The rest of the drama is really good!