It's Okay, That's Love

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  • TV-14
  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 8.3  (3,777)

It's Okay, That's Love is a 2014 drama series that aired on SBS. The show stars Jo In-sung as Jang Jae-yeol, a popular mystery novelist and radio DJ who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Gong Hyo-jin plays Ji Hae-soo, a psychiatrist who is assigned to treat Jae-yeol after witnessing one of his episodes on the radio show.

The show takes place in Seoul, South Korea and explores the lives of these two characters as they navigate their way through their personal issues, as well as their budding romantic relationship. The show delves into themes such as mental illness, relationships, and family dynamics.

One of the strongest elements of the show is its portrayal of mental illness. The show does an excellent job of depicting the daily struggles that come with OCD, as well as the stigma that accompanies mental health issues in society. Jae-yeol's condition is not merely used for comedic effect; rather, it is treated with sensitivity and respect throughout the series.

In addition to the main characters, the show also features a strong supporting cast. Lee Kwang-soo plays Park Soo-kwang, a fellow patient at the psychiatric hospital who becomes friends with Jae-yeol. Soo-kwang suffers from Tourette syndrome and provides both comic relief and emotional depth to the series. Do Kyung-soo, also known as D.O., plays Han Kang-woo, Hae-soo's younger brother who has Asperger's syndrome. Kang-woo provides another layer of insight into mental illness and how it affects those around them.

The show also explores the complexities of relationships. Both Jae-yeol and Hae-soo have had troubled pasts, and their individual issues are revealed as the show progresses. The series does an excellent job of showing how these issues affect their relationship, as well as how they work together to overcome them. The chemistry between Jo In-sung and Gong Hyo-jin is excellent, and their on-screen relationship is both heartwarming and realistic.

Family dynamics also play a significant role in the show. Hae-soo's relationship with her mother is strained, and the show explores the root of that tension. Jae-yeol also has familial issues, namely with his father, who was abusive when he was a child. The show does an excellent job of showing how these issues have impacted their characters and their relationships with others.

The show is beautifully shot, with stunning visuals of Seoul throughout the series. The use of music is also notable, with an impressive soundtrack that complements the emotional weight of the show.

In conclusion, It's Okay, That's Love is an excellent drama series that explores a range of important themes with sensitivity and depth. The show's portrayal of mental illness is particularly notable, and the performances by the lead actors are outstanding. The show is well-paced, with excellent writing and direction, and is sure to appeal to fans of K-dramas and international dramas alike.

It's Okay, That's Love is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on July 23, 2014.

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Episode 16
16. Episode 16
September 11, 2014
After finally realizing he can get better, Jae Yeol pushes Hye Soo to go ahead and better herself.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
September 10, 2014
Unsure if he can beat his illness, Jae Yeol feels it's best to get some distance from Hye Soo.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
September 4, 2014
Hye Soo must wrestle with the weight of Jae Yeol's illness if she wants to stay with him.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
September 3, 2014
Hye Soo is confronted with the truth of Jae Yeol's illness.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
August 28, 2014
Dong Min gets to the bottom of Jae Yeol's dysfunctional issues.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
August 27, 2014
Before Jae Yeol can marry Hye Soo, Tae Yong realizes that his best friend has a mental illness. Dong Min gets to the root of Jae Bum and Jae Yeol's stepfather's death.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
August 21, 2014
Jae Yeol's idiosyncrasies begin to rub Hye Soo the wrong way.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
August 20, 2014
Jae Yeol is confident in his feelings for Hye Soo but she isn't as ready to reciprocate.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
August 14, 2014
Jae Yeol and Hye Soo go on a spontaneous trip to Okinawa.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
August 13, 2014
Jae Yeol responds to Hye Soo's "signal".
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
August 7, 2014
Hye Soo realizes that her own defenses are keeping her from admitting her feelings for Jae Yeol.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
August 6, 2014
The gang goes on a road trip to see their friend perform in a concert.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
July 31, 2014
Jae Yeol helps Kang Woo with his self-confidence, and Hye Soo can't help but feel a rising attraction for the charming author.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
July 31, 2014
Hye Soo's respect for Jae Yeol grows when she discovers that he has keen insight into the human psyche.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
July 24, 2014
Ji Hye Soo is in for a surprise when Jang Jae Yeol moves into her apartment.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
July 23, 2014
Best-selling author Jang Jae Yeol and psychiatrist Ji Hye Soo have an unanticipated encounter on live television.
Where to Watch It's Okay, That's Love
It's Okay, That's Love is available for streaming on the SBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch It's Okay, That's Love on demand at Amazon Prime and Viki.
  • Premiere Date
    July 23, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (3,777)