Touch Your Heart Review

Touch Your Heart poster

Touch Your Heart – A Wonderful rom-com drama 

Touch Your Heart is a romantic comedy about an actress (Yoo In Na) recently involved in a major scandal who is trying to get a new role by learning about it through a job, so she is hired by a lawyer (Lee Dong Wook) to be his secretary.

Alright, it’s on to the legal romantic comedy Touch Your Heart! This is a highly anticipated drama for me and many others because of the reunion of our famous Goblin couple, Reaper and Sunny, played by Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na. They had some sweet chemistry in that drama, so I’m ready for more!

Main characters

Yoo In Na plays the former top actress Oh Yoon Seo. She is a vibrant and sweet woman with a big heart. But the scandal made her lose the favor of the public and her career has struggled. Desperate for a new role, she agreed to work as a secretary for a law firm for three months.

Yoo In Na as Oh Yoon Seo
Yoo In Na as Oh Yoon Seo

Lee Dong Wook is lawyer Kwon Jung Rok. He is a bit prickly and very straightforward, but he is also honest and kindhearted. He’s not too happy about Yoon Seo suddenly shaking up his world, but in the end, he can’t help but fall for her charm.

Lee Dong Wook as Kwon Jung Rok
Lee Dong Wook as Kwon Jung Rok

Touch Your Heart Review

I’m pretty selective with anything legal, and it absolutely was mostly Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na who made me show up for Touch Your Heart. it’s pretty standard fare for a legal romantic comedy-drama. The first couple of episodes have a good foundation. It took a touch to actually warm-up, but it had been cute enough as they introduced us to the characters.

Lee Dong Wook‘s stern attitude contrasts Yoo In Na’s bright and sunny personality. And she’s really adorable here! I just love her cute little voice and all her manners. I think this is also a particularly cute role for Lee Dong Wook, who is already amazingly likable when we see his gritty aura.

Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na in Touch Your Heart

And luckily this time Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na still have that beautiful chemistry. These two act together flawlessly from basic interactions to blushing smiles to touching declarations of their feelings for each other.

I really enjoyed both of them as their feelings developed. Yoon Seo is adorable as she has a crush on Jung Rok and is constantly misinterpreting the situation and imagining all these hilarious encounters. After that, Jung Rok was a bit awkward and slow to learn for a while, but eventually, he understood everything. It was really sweet to see him trying to make Yoon Seo happy and be a good boyfriend.

On the surface, this couple may seem pretty typical, but they’re actually quite mature. Once they get to where they really are a couple, they usually communicate quite well. Most of the misunderstandings were cleared up in good time.

Still in Touch Your Heart

And they are so cute! Yoon Seo’s giddiness and Jung Rok’s delicate smile are adorable. A good part of the movie is just that they interact with each other, so thankfully they nailed those parts with their delightful relationship, and it was fun to watch them. Just the way they look at each other makes my heart flutter!

Of course, I liked both of our main characters from the start, but I also loved all the other lawyers at the firm. This is a quirky group of people! It’s all a lot of fun, and I really enjoy seeing the different relationships play out.

My favorites are definitely Lawyer Choi (Shim Hyung Tak) and Lawyer Dan (Park Kyung Hye). Lawyer Dan repeatedly falls in love but unable to win over the guys while Lawyer Choi is a boy of a narcissistic mother. Both are hilarious as individual characters, but watching them go head-to-head is especially enjoyable. Then the bonus of seeing the romance blossom was so cute!

Shim Hyung Tak as Lawyer Choi and Park Kyung Hye as Lawyer Dan
Shim Hyung Tak as Lawyer Choi and Park Kyung Hye as Lawyer Dan

Now, perhaps the dullest part of the movie is the image of our prosecutors including Jung Rok’s best friend and roommate Kim Se Won (Lee Sang Woo) and Yoo Yeo Reum (Song Sung Yoon), whom he once had feelings for.

Song Sung Yoon as Yoo Yeo Reum
Song Sung Yoon as Yoo Yeo Reum
Lee Sang Woo as Kim Se Won
Lee Sang Woo as Kim Se Won

They’re not particularly interesting characters and their storylines are pretty boring. It didn’t help that they didn’t get much screen time to really develop things. Though since I don’t care about them at all, I’m mostly glad they don’t focus on much.

Although I like the romantic comedy elements and that’s the strong point of the drama, I’m definitely glad it got more going on. The legal side of the show allows us to see some of the cases play out. I’m glad there aren’t a lot of them here, but the drama they do show is very engaging and mostly made to make a nice addition to the series. Plus, I feel the romantic comedy side outweighs the legal side, which is great for me.

Main couple in Touch Your Heart

Then we deal with Yoon Seo’s stalking situation in the second half. The drama hinted at it early on, but it took a while before we really tackled it. It took more time to get into that aspect of the story than I would have liked.

But when we finally dived into it, it quickly added an interesting suspense element to the latter part of the drama. It also brings out some intense emotions for both Jung Rok and Yoon Seo. I wish they would develop this story a bit more and use it throughout the drama, but I’m glad we had some suspense.

The drama is pretty light-hearted for the most part, but Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na did a great job of portraying the romance, and the drama kept things going great in that part, which really helps me a lot. And luckily, we actually got a little nervous in the drama’s homestretch.

Still in Touch Your Heart

Touch Your Heart is basic in its formula, but it does what a romantic comedy needs to do most by selling out our main couple. Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na‘s great chemistry along with an adorable relationship journey make the drama quite enjoyable. Then add in a bit of angst and a dash of thrill, and everything is well balanced.