K-Drama Review: The Sound of Your Heart. That will make you feel relax and funny when you see this drama!
마음의 소리/ The Sound of Your Heart
KBS / Naver (2016)
20 Short Episodes
Based On Webtoon / Family Comedy
Grade B+ for Script, A for Hilarious Acting
A pure delight of a family comedy show, I watched “The Sound of Your Heart“ (2016) on Netflix in 2017. The drama was supported by a preferred webtoon by Jo Suk (written as an element bio of his own life, and therefore the lead character is additionally named Jo Suk). I used to be rounding au fait near 350 K-dramas once I watched this, and that I can honestly say I’ve probably laughed more at this K-drama than the other. This show was just what the doctor ordered to cheer me up.
It felt like Old Home Week with numerous familiar faces, including Lee Kwang Soo (Puck) and Kim Mi Kyung who were in “It’s Okay, That’s Love” (2014) together, and Jung So Min (“Bad Guy”, “Playful Kiss”, “Because It’s My First Life”). She has made amazing progress as an actress, and is very adept at comedy now, whereas before she was mostly known for melodramas. Funny, rotund actor Kim Da Myung (“Misaeng”, “Hospital Playlist”, “Hospital Playlist 2”) is usually good for amusing, and I have seen veteran actor Kim Byung Ok in such a large amount of dramas by now I’ve lost count, often playing gangster types or loan sharks, but here playing the daddy of a dysfunctional (though still pretty wholesome) family.
Then within the first and last episodes, we get a cameo appearance by Song Joong Ki who is best friends with Lee Kwang Soo in real life; here Song Joong Ki was reciprocating the cameo appearance Kwang Soo made within the first episode of his worldwide hit show “Descendants Of The Sun”).
The Story of “The Sound of Your Heart”
We follow the career and family of an unusual webtoon artist, Jo Suk (Lee Kwang Soo), who is unmarried and still living reception together with his family when approaching 30. He has never really dated and is awkward around girls. as an example, he’ll shyly hand a note to a reasonable girl within the library asking her out because he doesn’t have the center to ask her aloud face to face. She reads the note and replies she’s only 18, so that is the end of that.
At the beginning of the story, Jo Suk is unemployed and seeking to induce publication for the primary time but is suggested by a publisher that his webtoons aren’t attractive or interesting (they possess unusual boxy faces). “Why are you doing a toon of a historical subject?” he’s asked. “Well it’s about Prince Sado”, he replies, and is told, “Write something topical like “Cheese in the Trap”. So reluctantly he does so and picks his circle of relatives members to write down about: his 52-year-old hard-working housewife mother Kwon Jung Gwon (Kim Mi Kyung), who loves him but thinks he’s a loser (with a good reason for quite an awhile!), his menial job father Jo Chul Wang (Kim Byung Ok) who is trying to form it as a quick food chicken restaurateur with little luck, and his chubby brother Jo Joon (Kim Dae Myung) who is an overworked and underpaid office worker.
Their family dynamics are constantly evolving to be even kookier than before, episode by episode, making the audience wonder if they’ll EVER be “normal”. Despite everything none of them really do anything illegal, and that they are constantly striving to boost their economic standing, but they’re simply misfits and for every two advancements they create, they fall back three steps.
Then finally Jo Suk starts to possess success together with his new family-oriented webtoon called Sound Of Heart and might do more economically for his family. together with that he runs into his old high school crush named Choi Ae Bong (Jung So Min) and lo and behold she finds him worth dating and that they become close enough that he proposes marriage to her, and he or she agrees! Now she goes to possess to measure together with his wacky family …. can she endure it?
Endearing, sweet, funny, each episode of this series is simply between 18 and 25 minutes long so you’ll pass with flying colors it in half the time it takes to look at a full 20 episode K-drama that sometimes has episodes an hour or more long (sometimes to the purpose of redundancy). It took me only two days to finish it and that I kept exclaiming, “Where has this K-drama been all my life?” it had been that much fun to look at and to require you out of yourselves and your troubles for some short hours.
It’s no small wonder Netflix picked it up and is blatantly calling it an “Exclusive” after they did not have anything to try and do with its production. If you utilize a research engine you’ll find bootleg sites hosting it but you will not find it on most K-drama streaming sites thanks to Netflix’s kidnapping of it. Make some popcorn, a jug of tea, kick up your legs, and have a decent time with it. you cannot miss Lee Kwang Soo.
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