Drawing attention from the production stage with its splendid cast consisting of top actors, Our Blues’ last episode is now so close.
tvN’s “Our Blues” is an omnibus drama. Explaining why she decided to write an omnibus drama, screenwriter Noh Hee-kyung said, “At some point, I found writing stories that focus on only two main characters became less interesting”, adding, “In fact, we are all the main characters of our lives. None of the cast members should have been treated as a guest and I didn’t want to do so.”
Therefore, many main characters appeared in “Our Blues” and talked about various stories. In the episodes of Han-soo and Eun-hee, Cha Seung-won and Lee Jung-eun portrayed the hardships of the goose father Han-soo (Cha Seung-won) and the joys and sorrows of Eun-hee (Lee Jung-eun), the eldest daughter in her family who sacrificed her whole life to support her parents and brothers. The two touched the viewers with many emotions and impressions with how they comforted and cheered on each other and dealt with their past youth.
The episodes of In-kwon (Park Ji-hwan), Ho-sik (Choi Young-joon), Young-joo (Roh Yoon-seo) and Hyun (Bae Hyun-sung) talked about adolescent pregnancy. Young-joo and Hyun, who are the 1st and 2nd place in school and the president and vice-president of their class, turned the whole neighborhood upside down with their pregnancy news. The appearances of the two when they worried about the pregnancy but eventually decided to give birth to the baby based on their deep love and trust in each other as well as the conflicts with their fathers in the process of persuading them to keep the baby were delicately depicted.
Above all, the acting of Park Ji-hwan and Choi Young-joon in these episodes were highly praised for increasing the viewers’ immersion in the drama. Young actors Roh Yoon-seo and Bae Hyun-sung also presented great performances that resulted in many compliments for the completeness of the drama’s story.
The episodes of Young-ok (Han Ji-min), Jung-joon (Kim Woo-bin) and Young-hee (Jung Eun-hye) also received favorable reviews from the audience. The secret of Young-ok, who was criticized by other haenyeos for lying, was revealed. Young-ok became responsible for her twin sister who has Down Syndrome after her parents passed away.
The story that occurred when Young-hee came to Jeju Island to visit Young-ok was praised for portraying the pain and the difficult situation that disabled people and their families experience delicately and realistically. In particular, it was the sincere acting of Han Ji-min, Kim Woo-bin and Jung Eun-hye that added deeper meaning to the story. The viewers were touched even more when the paintings of caricature artist Jung Eun-hye were also released through the drama broadcast.
The last story is about the love-hate relationship between Ok-dong (Kim Hye-ja) and her son Dong-seok (Lee Byung-hun). Ok-dong became the second wife of her husband’s friend after her husband and daughter died. Attention is focused on how Ok-dong and her son Dong-seok, who was hurt by his mother’s past decision, will resolve their conflict. In particular, Lee Byung-hun and Kim Hye-ja also raise high expectations for their acting in the last episodes.
“Our Blues” has demonstrated how complicated materials, such as adolescent pregnancy and disabled families, can be portrayed realistically and sincerely by expanding the perspective and looking at them more warmly.
The actors’ performances are as well-received as the stories depicted in the drama. With Lee Byung-hun, Kim Hye-ja, Go Doo-sim, Lee Jung-eun, Cha Seung-won, Shin Min-ah, Kim Woo-bin, Han Ji-min, Park Ji-hwan, Choi Young-joon, Roh Yoon-seo, and Bae Hyun-sung, the perfect cast lineup with no acting hole has completed the well-made drama “Our Blues”.
The ratings are also impressive. Starting with 7.3% in the first episode, it rose gradually to reach 12.5% in the recently aired 18th episode.
Made as a new omnibus drama, “Our Blues”, which deals with various materials and boasts top cast actors with excellent acting, hits new highs every time its new episode is released. This is why drama fans are looking forward to the remaining two episodes to see its ending.