52 episodes! Will you take the plunge? I did and I am not sure how I feel about this whole thing. This drama made its pilot episode in September last year. If there’s one thing you should know about weekend dramas, they have more than 30 episodes. These weekend dramas practically have all the drama cliches, from the amnesia plot to missing kids. The last one I watched was Begin Again and I enjoyed watching it.
YLAG is similar to the Filipino drama Please Be Careful With My Heart without all the other cliches. It’s a drama about a widower, Lee Young Guk (Ji Hyun Woo) who still has not gotten over the death of his wife. He has three children and he hired Park Dan Dan (Lee Se Hee) as a live-in tutor for his kids. Park Dan Dan has a bright and positive personality despite her harsh situation. The main plot is they fell in love, broke up, got back together, broke up again, and maybe will live happily ever after overcoming all their problems.
Honestly, I got hooked on the first 12 – 15 episodes. But when they threw in the amnesia plot, I skipped through a lot of scenes. When YG recovered his memory, it got my attention again. And then they broke up again! It was starting to get frustrating but I could not stop! I have to see YG and DD’s happy ending even if it meant I have to skip through tons of scenes.
I think the characters are well played. The kids are amazing! I am partially watching because of them. Se Jong is such a cutie. And yes, you will hate the antagonists. Sa Ra is at the top of the most hated person followed by Mrs. Wang. The parents in this drama are portrayed really well, they are flawed characters. I’m not sure though if they will ever redeem their characters in the end.
We’re down to the last 4 weekends on this one and it’s still a mess. There are too many points that need to be addressed. So do will I recommend this one? It actually depends, if you’re cool with absurd plots then yes, go for it. You will get attached to the characters and before you know it, you’re in too deep.