K-Drama Review: Everything And Nothing
Everything And Nothing-The drama will make you remember your school days!
Everything And Nothing
Alternate Title: 17 Year Old’s Condition
SBS (Aug. 2019) 2 Hour Long Episodes
Family Melodrama, Mature Themes
A short but intense family melodrama, relating themes common to broken families, “Everything And Nothing” (2019) was worth awaiting me because it absolutely was pretty darn honest about what happens to children when their parents’ divorce or separate; the assorted psychological and emotional traumas and scars can last years, and affect all their relationships with their future significant others, or accumulate to create them not want to risk love relationships in any respect, feeling that those will fail too.
I definitely wouldn’t recommend this drama for anyone under eighteen years old, unless watched with a parent. Although nothing explicit is shown, only suggested with subtle film techniques, plus solid performing from all the cast, especially the kids, and sometimes nebulous dialogue, the topic matter might just be too painful or confusing for younger audiences, especially if they’re children of a divorced home. So, you’ve got been warned before time by me. this is often a PG-17 rated production on its material.
The Story of “Everything And Nothing” (2019)
We are introduced separately to 2 highschool teenagers, both seventeen years old, who are attending an identical school; one a fair girl named Ahn Seo Yeon (Park Si Eun) who plays the piano okay, though we aren’t quite sure she likes it noticeably, and therefore the second a quiet, sensitive boy named Go Min Jae (Yoon Chan Young) who struggles with math which keeps his GPA too low, resulting in poor self-esteem.
Both children live alone with their mothers and are only children, one Mom who is separated due to the daddy working in another city (boy Min Jae’s Mom, named Jung Kyeong played by actress Seo Jung Yeon), and therefore the other divorced (girl Seo Yeon’s Mom, named Lee Hae Young, played by actress Lee Hang Na). Although it’s obvious both mothers love their children – once they are around them, that’s — the kids themselves feel estranged from their mothers (and certainly from their no-show, absent fathers!).
Seo Yeon’s Mom seems more inquisitive about having her daughter play the piano perfectly on every occasion she practices or features a recital, and when the girl gets her period and routinely messes up playing the piano due to her cramps, Mom takes her to a gynecologist and has something injected into her arm to stop her from getting periods the least bit. (Golly gee whiz, why not just give the girl an occasion from practicing when she’s sick, “Mom”!). Seo Yeon becomes depressed (perhaps from the hormones within the injection) and even tries to kill the entire school during a science experiment in her grade, deliberately standing ahead of a chemical-filled vat that’s on the point of exploding! Her teacher pushes her out of the way just in time, but Seo Yeon does suffer a cut on her face. Then her Mom makes things even worse by putting a replacement grand in her bedroom and TAKING HER BED AWAY! “Oh you’ll have it away from me,” she tells Seo Yeon. My jaw dropped open in shock! Nice, “Mom”, nice, sure, give her no privacy the least bit reception, to sleep in her own bed!
Min Jae’s Mom may be a rather bored housewife who seems to be secretly removed from their apartment for long stretches of your time, leading Min Jae to wonder if his Mom has an affair. Whenever she’s within the shower Min Jae spies on her telephone to work out whom she is reproval on social media. His Mom arranges for him to own a fashionable math tutor who guarantees impressive results, and when Min Jae starts to travel to the current fellow his grades do improve in math, but his teacher seems a mite bit sleazy, making him sign an agreement within the beginning that anything that happens within the apartment during tutoring won’t be shared with anyone else. Uh oh. Min Jae hesitates but signs anyway. Then he begins to suspect his Mom has an affair with this math tutor.
During all this point both Min Jae and Seo Yeon seem to be mildly curious about one another from afar. Min Jae stalks Seo Yeon, trying to work out where she goes after school, and it’s sometimes to a nasty side of town. after they are near one another on the road Seo Yeon will stare right back at Min Jae in an exceedingly challenging manner. So these two are quite awake to one another, though they rarely speak to every other in school or out of college. Min Jae sees the apparently attempted suicide of Seo Yeon and grows even more concerned about her.
When Min Jae’s latest math results put him in First Place in his class the mysterious tutor says Min Jae will get a “reward”. He abruptly leaves Min Jae alone within the apartment and just when Min Jae is wondering what’s happening the doorbell rings, he answers it and there’s Seo Yeon, obviously there to present the “reward” to him – sexually. Both teens are shocked to determine one another, and Min Jae leaves when Seo Yeon says she’s going to take a shower and “get ready”.
Despite all the awkwardness between them from that time on they strangely become closer as real friends. They speak about their feelings about their parents and help one another through some future crisis moments. Seo Yeon is challenged to convey up being a “call girl” for money, and Min Jae is inspired to be more honest along with his mother and ask her pointed questions on her lovemaking. Seo Yeon is brave enough to travel to the marriage of her father to his mistress, whom he had left her mother for, but she gets up and leaves abruptly in anger when her father barely recognizes that she could be hurting. She also discovers the 000 reason her Mom wanted her to require up the piano: the mistress’ daughter, about her same age, was also a decent pianist (she was playing the marriage march at the ceremony), and Seo Yeon’s jealous Mom didn’t want her daughter to be lacking in her ex-husband’s eyes. This makes Seo Yeon even more angry and upset, and she or he runs home crying. Couldn’t her father take care of her only for the hurting person she was due to HIS sins?
Yes, discuss warped situations in both homes, but sadly that’s all too realistic in today’s world of too many cheating parents, separations, divorces. I’ve got to grant credit to the present drama’s writer (Ryu Bo Ri) in her honesty about the scars divorce leaves behind. over and over shows and films gloss over the common hurts within the children of those broken homes because it is not correct to showcase them – children are expected to live through the divorces of their parents like they’d live through a skinned knee after a fall. This one didn’t hesitate to explore the deep scars exhaustive.
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