Today, we will have Our Gab Soon review! Are you excited about our review? Let’s watch this wonderful drama!
Absolutely out and away the longest Korean drama I’ve got ever watched, at 61 whopping episodes (longest I ever watched before this was 35 episodes which were pushing it for me), Our Gab Soon (2016-17) would have received an A grade from me rather than B+ if they’d cut this series all the way down to a more reasonable level; even 30 episodes would are enough to inform the complete story with more cohesive writing because there was lots of drawn out repetition in it. Within the primary 10 episodes, I could already examine all the characters’ strengths and weaknesses, and where they were little doubt heading in their individual lives. Most of my predictions were absolutely spot on, but I opt to be surprised.
I decided to require the plunge anyway for 2 reasons: 1) I used to be within the hospital for five days for health issues and out of my mind with boredom, and 2) I had loved several of the actors in other dramas, especially Lee Wan (brother of Kim Tae Hee) from Tree Of Heaven, Stairway To Heaven, and Swallow The Sun, and that I hadn’t seen him in anything since he got out of the military, so I used to be anxious to look at him again in something (anything!); plus there was the delight of seeing pretty actress Kim So Eun again, from Liar Game and Boys Over Flowers, and actress Kim Gyu Ri who had tickled my crazy bone (though sometimes I wanted to strangle her too!) within the King’s Face; none of their performances disappointed me here in Our Gab Soon, either. This was an enormous nuclear family saga which can really keep an audience’s attention IF they see the characters growing and improving over the course of Our Gab Soon, and for the foremost part, you are doing see that here, although the expansion spurts could sometimes be painful … the characters would take 3 advancements and so 2 steps backward before advancing again.
The Story of “Our Gab Soon”
Heo Gap Dol (Song Jae Rim, Goodbye Mr. Black) is an unemployed college graduate who has been trying to pass the officialdom exam for years, supposedly studying plenty but really shirking off quite a bit. His longtime girlfriend Shin Gap Soon (Kim So Eun) lives together with her parents but patiently supports him by acting at several part-time menial jobs within the hope of him finally passing the exam and proposing to her. She had originally wanted to be an educator but with real-time practice at it in college, she had decided education wasn’t visiting be her cup of tea in spite of everything. Okay, this looks as if something that’s really visiting figure out, don’t you think? 😉
Gap Soon’s mother In Nae Sim (Ko Doo Shim from Dear My Friends) often loses patience together with her and tells her she should slash with Gap Dol since he’s a loser in her eyes. afterward, she regrets her position thereon one when, after half the series is over, Gap Dol finally passes the exam and is hired in an exceeding officialdom position with an honest starting salary.
Only Gap Soon within the interim has settled down curious about him (at least on the surface) because she has started her own business and although it’s menial work she is ambitious to succeed at it so be ready to hire her own workers to try and do the menial work while she is during a managerial position eventually. She also, for a while, has another suitor who could be a rich chaebol’s son, and he or she toys with the thought of constructing things permanent with him rather than Gap Dol. Gap Dol also encompasses a woman at work who likes him, too, though his heart has always been with Gap Soon and he wants to induce back together with her desperately now that he’s a financial success.
Gap Soon’s retired father Shin Joong Nyeun (Jang Yong) doesn’t seem to push his daughter in any specific direction, and that I wasn’t quite sure of why within the beginning: I could tell he loved his daughter but I feel he was basically unhappy himself together with his own marriage to her mother and distracted by that unhappiness to worry an excessive amount of for his children’s lives. As time went on I became more and more annoyed and exasperated with him.
Gap Soon’s brother Shin Se Gye (Lee Wan), a medical doctor, suffers from the identical avoidance syndrome from their father and hence has ended up being the moral and financial strength of his family unit because they didn’t find it in their father. Dad never seems to convey his son advice which may help him a technique or the opposite, even when he finishes up with an arranged marriage to a girl named Yeo Gong Joo (Jang Da Yoon) whom he isn’t sure he loves, simply because that marriage would help solidify his career at the hospital he’s employed at. a very involved, the caring father would say something like, “Why don’t you date her longer to work out if she’s a decent match for you, son?” but nothing like that wise advice comes from his lips.
So many times I wanted to shake that Dad! A solid, decent father can still help his children once they’re adults! He had foolishly squandered lots of his retirement money and feels bad about himself … hey, Dad! How about finally growing up when you’re in your 60’s, for heaven’s sake! He spends his days toying around with garbage neighbors throw out, collecting what he wants out of the things and bringing it into their home, then blames his wife when she loses patience with it (and him) and throws the junk out! He decides to run far from home. (What is he, 5?). To take care of his wife was sometimes annoying but wouldn’t you be if you had to measure with such a loser? He says, “There’s no joy in life”, and completely forgets that his children are good those who could give him joy when all else fails. Selfish!
Dad’s vacillation also negatively affects his older daughter’s life, Gap Soon’s older sister Shin Jae Soon (Yoo Sun in a very LUMINOUS performance, boy did she win a brand new fan in me!), who has married a man named Jo Geum Sik (Choi Dae Chul) and must put up together with his interfering ex-wife who wants back to his life, named Heo Da Hae (Kim Gyu Ri), who just happens to be Gap Dol’s older sister. discuss your extended family!
The ex-wife depends on the alimony and support payment from her ex-husband to stay stepping into life economically and he or she never feels it’s enough, making him feel guilty about it, to the purpose where it negatively affects his new marriage with Jae Soon. The ex will call him and ask him to fulfill her and he’ll go sneaking off, not telling his wife where he’s going, or why. Red Flag Time! Will the ex-wife ever get her act together and leave him alone? Will she ever realize she’s young and robust enough to create it on her own, which she shouldn’t interfere with the link her two daughters have with their father’s new wife, especially since the girl is that the primary caregiver for them since the ex-wife lost custody of the children?
Then for even more entertainment, there’s Gap Dol’s often amusing mother Nam Gi Ja (Lee Bo Hee) who decides to fall soft on against her will with an ailing, handicapped old man she takes care of as her profession, a person named Yeo Bong (Jeon Guk Hwan) who just happens to be Se Gye’s rich father-in-law. Is he falling soft on together with her, too? It’s only 1 big happy clan during this drama, isn’t it?
If you prefer family dramas and do not mind the long length then give Our Gab Soon a try. Our Gab Soon seems topical to today’s fluid modern society; it examines positively and negatively various types of relationship units between the characters: a “normal” marriage, a divorced couple, a re-marriage, wedlock, marriage between the elderly, and cohabitation without marriage. All the characters’ ups and downs drove me crazy sometimes, and made me awfully glad I’m single! Who needs the headaches of complicated relationships, especially after you get older?
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