While You Were Sleeping

Plot: A young woman with bad premonition dreams meets two people who suddenly develop the same ability. Nam Hong Joo (Bae Suzy) lives with her mother, Yoon Moon Sun, a widow who runs a small restaurant. Jung Jae Chan (Lee Jong Suk), a rookie prosecutor, and his younger brother, Seung Won, move in across the street. Since Hong Joo was young, she has had the ability to see the good and bad events before they happen, however she is often unable to do anything about it.

One day, Jae Chan has a strange premonition dream about an accident involving Hong Joo and Lee Yoo Beom, a ruthless attorney who used to be Jae Chan’s tutor. Jae Chan decides to interfere in the course of events and ends up saving the lives of Hong Joo and Han Woo Tak (Jung Hae In), a young police officer. When Jae Chan, Hong Joo, and Woo Tak then start having dreams about one another, they realize that their lives are now somehow entwined. But can the three discover the reason that they were brought together, and can they prevent the people closest to them from getting hurt?

What I think and some spoilers.

Okay, this is another difficult review for me. I am a bit biased as I love both Lee Jong Suk and Suzy. They are amazing actors and I have so much respect for both of them especially Jong Suk when he did W. Unfortunately I did not enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed Park Hye Run’s other works. In fact, I found this one forgettable. There are some dramas that you will never forget their plot and some scenes, however not this one.

The Plot – Park Hye Run’s ideas are usually unique and original. She did one of my all-time favorites, Start-Up so I can’t not like her. For Korean dramas, when they deal with past and present scenes, sometimes it’s hard to get the message through and it can be a bit confusing if not messy. And for this one, I don’t think it had the impact that she was trying to achieve. The switch between past and present was a bit messy.

The Cast – Is it just me or the chemistry between Suzy and Lee Jong Suk was really not there? Jung Hae In’s chemistry with Suzy was better than the male lead. Lee Sang Yeob also is another good actor. The cameos from all the other amazing actors is surprising.

The OST – Henry! It’s one of the things I could never move on about this drama. Aside from Jung Hae In. Choosing Henry’s It’s You is perfect.

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