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Love Alarm is a South Korean television series that premiered on Netflix in 2019. The show is based on the popular webtoon of the same name by Chon Kye-young. The show captures the essence of modern day youth culture in South Korea, where technology and social media have taken over everyone's lives. The show is set in a world where a dating app called 'Love Alarm' has taken over the dating scene. The app alerts users if someone within a 10-meter radius has romantic feelings for them, making it impossible to keep your crush a secret.
The show follows three high school students: Kim Jo-jo (Kim So-hyun), Hwang Sun-oh (Song Kang), and Lee Hye-yeong (Jung Ga-ram), as they navigate their way through love and teenage life. Kim Jo-jo comes from a difficult background and tries to stay away from the drama that Love Alarm brings, but her life changes when she meets both Hwang Sun-oh and Lee Hye-yeong who are both interested in her. Hwang Sun-oh is a popular model with the perfect life, while Lee Hye-yeong has been in love with Jo-jo since childhood. The show explores the dynamics of their relationships, the influence of technology on dating, and the moral dilemma that arises from the use of the Love Alarm app.
As the show progresses, we see the characters dealing with the consequences of using the Love Alarm app. The app not only impacts the characters' love lives but also their self-worth and mental health. The show also delves into the darker side of technology and social media where trolls and cyberbullying are rampant. Go Min-si plays the role of Park Gul-mi, a social media influencer who is a victim of online bullying.
Apart from the love triangle, the show also delves into the backstory of Kim Jo-jo's mother, who had a tragic past that has led to the difficult life Jo-jo has had to endure. The show also introduces a new feature within the Love Alarm app called Love Alarm 2.0, which brings in a whole new set of problems for the characters to deal with.
The cinematography of the show is visually stunning, showcasing the beauty of South Korea. The soundtrack of the show is pleasant, with a mix of Korean and English songs, and is well-suited to the tone of the show. The show also features some notable guest appearances by actors and singers like Chungha, Kim Hee-chan and Jung Jin-young.
Love Alarm is a show that captures the essence of youth culture in South Korea. It explores modern-day dating culture while shedding light on the negative impacts of technology on our lives. The show delivers a powerful message about self-worth, mental health, and the value of human connection in a world dominated by technology. The chemistry between the lead actors is excellent, and the performances are top-notch. Love Alarm is a binge-worthy show that will keep you hooked till the very end.
Love Alarm is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on August 22, 2019.