its okay to not be okay: The Netflix’s 2020 Hit show

its okay to not be okay: The Netflix’s 2020 Hit show

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its okay to not be okay: The Netflix’s 2020 Hit show

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Kdrama its okay to not be okay made headlines with its power-packed performances. This popular 2020 Netflix show deserves all our praise. This is why everyone started asking about the launch of It’s Okay to Not Be Okay season 2 as soon as the show ended.

Have you watched it? If you haven’t watched it, go and do it. But don’t worry! We won’t ruin your experience with spoilers.

The movie stars Kim Soo-Hyun and Seo Ye-Ji. The pair received love worldwide. But you may be surprised to know it’s their first TV show together. Wasn’t their chemistry great?

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It's okay to not be okay K-drama

The story revolves around three main characters. Kim Soo-Hyun plays the role of Moon Gang-tae. His elder brother, Moon Sang-tae, is autistic. They are orphans. Lee Kyu-sung bagged two awards for his marvelous performance. Seo Ye-ji is the female lead of this Kdrama. Her father is mentally ill and her mother leaves in mysterious circumstances.

Soo-hyun’s character makes it his life’s purpose to take care of his elder brother. It’s because his mother once said he was born only to take care of his brother. He also works at a psychiatric ward.

The elder brother saw his mother’s murder during the spring season 20 years ago. So, they have to move every spring to save Sang-tae from nightmares. Meanwhile, Gang-tae works as a caregiver at psychiatric hospitals and switches jobs often. His autistic brother couldn’t reveal anything about their mother’s murder. He kept saying that a butterfly killed her and would come for him too.

Ko Moon-young, the female lead, is a popular children’s book writer. She suffers from an antisocial personality disorder. She often creates trouble with her arrogant and rude personality. But when she puts her eyes on Soo-hyun’s character after their first encounter, she makes up her mind to get him at every cost.

Their paths cross several times and they fall for each other. But their past comes in front of them to ruin their happiness. The story focuses on how these three characters help each other heal from the wounds of the past.

What Makes ‘its okay to not be okay’ a Loved Show

Kim so hyun and seo ye ji leading psycho but it's okay characters
Kim and Seo

It’s Okay to Not be Okay is the story of three characters. A masked guy who never laughed. An emotionless girl who seemed empty from inside and never cried. And a man trapped inside his box of fear. Their pasts keep them trapped and they struggle to move forward.

Seo Ye-ji and Kim Soo-Hyun were the perfect choices for this show. He didn’t like her impulsive nature and wants her to be calm. Whereas she wants him to stop being too cautious and live his life. He was selfless and she was selfish!

It’s a total roller coaster ride of emotions. This show is a saga of pain, guilt, anger, loneliness, love, and happiness. It has elements of surprise. Also, unexpected twists and turns make it a must-watch.

This popular K-drama received recognition for highlighting mental health issues. However, it also received backlash for a few inappropriate scenes.

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay Cast

It's okay to not be okay starring stars Kim soo hyun, Seo Ye Ji and Oh Jung Se
Kim soo Hyun, Seo Ye Ji and Oh Jung Se -The Leading Casts

You may remember Kim Soo-Hyun from My Love from the Star. Kim Soo-Hyun is a famous movie and TV shows star. You can also visit Kim Soo Hyun Instagram profile where you can hear Kim Soo Hyun singing. He is one of the highest-paid actors in South Korea with a net worth of 1.2 billion.

Aside from Kim Soo Hyun net worth, you may want to know about his personal life. Kim Soo Hyun height is 1.8 million. Kim Soo Hyun parents love and encourage him. His father, Kim Chung hoon, was the lead singer of Seven Dolphins band in the 1980s. But you can’t find any info about Kim Soo Hyun’s wife because he is still unmarried.

You can watch drama Kim Soo Hyun such as Dream High and secretly, Greatly. He is one of the most sought-after actors. But It’s Ok to Not Be Ok remains his fan-favorite Korean drama. This is why The New York Times titled it the Best International Show of 2020.

Seo Ye-ji is also a prominent personality. Seo Ye ji speaks Spanish and you can follow Seo Ye ji Instagram page to stay up-to-date. She got admission to the Compultense University of Madrid. But she left it to pursue acting.

An interesting fact about both lead actors is that they were born in Seoul South Korea.

Supporting Cast

Kim joo hun and Park jin joo supporting cast for it's okay to not be okay
Kim Joo hun and Park Jin Joo

Without a doubt, the supporting characters in the show are great. Kang Ki-doong’s character is Soo-hyun’s best friend. He stayed with them wherever they moved.

The CEO of Moon-young’s publishing company is Kim Joo-hun aka Lee Sang-in. He seemed focused on profits only. But he cared for the female lead. He once said that he wanted her to write because this is the only way she could communicate with the world. The character named Nam Ju-ri and her mother also supported them no matter what.

The character arc of patients at OK Psychiatrist Hospital is amazing. The writer and production team did a great job. Their individual struggles are evident. Moreover, it shows how those struggling patients coped up with their problems.

Despite plenty of emotional sense, the show has fun moments too. The fights between Moon-young and Sang-tae will make you laugh. You will laugh and smile at the jealousy of Kim Soo-hyun and Seo Ye-ji. The staff at OK Psychiatric Hospital is wholesome. They take good care of patients. At the same time, they have fun moments too.

Takeaways from It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

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It’s Okay to Not Be Okay offers an interesting perspective about the world we live in and its people. It depicts everyone is different with their varying share of struggles. And not everything you see is true. This is why we can’t wait for It’s Okay to Not Be Okay season 2!

-Being Selfish vs. Selfless

It’s an ongoing debate which is better; being selfish or selfless. This Netflix series presents insightful answers to this question.

Being selfish makes you distant from everyone. You may think you get everything when you care only about yourself. But what about your happiness? Won’t you be unhappy when you’re left alone due to your selfishness?

Remember that no material gains can make up for the happiness you gain by helping others.

On the other hand, being too selfless isn’t good either. When you care for everyone and suppress your own feelings, you become “The Cheerful Dog”! Remember Ko Mon-Young’s story? The dog seems happy at day. But it silently cried at night because no one understood its needs. Kim Soo-hyun’s character was the perfect representation of this scenario.

This famous K-drama of 2020 makes us realize it’s important to prioritize your own happiness too. It’s best to be moderate. You should care for others, but don’t let go of your happiness either. Take care of yourself first and then look out for others.

-Does Time Heal Emotional Wounds?

Kim Soo Hyun the it's okay to not be okay star
Kim soo Hyun

It’s a common saying that time heals all wounds? But is it true?

Emotional pain stays with you for a long time. Its intensity may reduce with the passage of time. But time won’t heal those emotional wounds.

It’s also important to note that healing is in your hands. Don’t let emotional wounds stop you from becoming a better and successful person. If you keep thinking about pain, you may not be able to overcome it. You should rather learn from your painful past. And use it as an experience to progress and prosper.

-Is It Okay to Be Emotionally Numb?

Kim and Hyun incredible Relationship in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
Kim and Hyun incredible on screen relationship

Kim Soo-hyun movies and TV shows are worth watching. The leading lady of It’s Okay to Not Be Okay had a difficult childhood. As a result, she chose to become emotionally numb. You may wonder if it is okay to be emotionally numb.

Childhood trauma tends to shape your adult life. You may choose to learn from it. Or you may become emotionally numb to avoid pain. The Netflix show answers the question on its own.

The male lead helps her find her emotional balance. She was unhappy and alone when she was numb. But she found happiness and a loving family when she stopped hiding her emotions. She showed us she wasn’t like an empty can and felt emotions too. We can learn from her!

Is There an It’s Okay to Not Be Okay Season 2?

Netflix streamed its okay to not be okay between June and August of 2020. There are 16 episodes of 70-85 minutes each. And every episode got high ratings.

The highlights of this show are script, cast, and outfits. But its music and background tracks are also worth listening to. Whether it is Breath, In Silence, or Wake Up, you will fall in love with every track. Because we did!

The show was a great hit. So, fans are eagerly waiting for It’s Okay to Not Be Okay season 2. There have been rumors about the shooting of its second season. But no officials have verified these claims so far.

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It's okay to not be okay season 1

Why Seo Ye-ji and Kim Soo-hyun Show Is a Hit

Kim and Seo powerful chemistry in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
Kim and Seo powerful chemistry

The best thing about its okay to not be okay is character development. All three main characters faced trauma and had challenging childhoods. Moreover, other characters, especially patients at psychiatric hospitals faced myriads of problems. These events had unimaginable impacts on their entire life.

But they didn’t remain stuck in their past. They grew from these problems. They learned and overcame those troublesome issues and strived to become better people.

It’s a show you should watch at least once. You will cry, feel for them and even feel angry at those who wronged them. More importantly, you will laugh with them. But in the end, you will fall in love not only with Kim Soo-Hyun and Seo Ye-ji but also other characters as well as the painful yet inspiring story.

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