K-Drama Reaction: About Time | Episode 5

The stabbing incident proves to be a good turning point for our lead characters as they both realized their true feelings and the need to follow what their hearts say.

Do-ha and Mi-ka as housemates

Lee Do-ha (Lee Sang-yoon) might have not believed Choi Mi-ka (Lee Sung-kyung)’s confession that she can see lifespan clocks instantly (who in the right mind would?) but when there’s undeniable evidence to prove it, it hadn’t taken a long while before he finally accepted that Mi-ka indeed has a special ability…

…which led to the two agreeing to live together in order to prolong her life. I love how the story took this route because it brought us back to the heart fluttering moments which make this drama enjoyable.

Bae Soo-bong’s revenge scheme

I admired Do-ha for manning up and quickly setting the record straight with Bae Soo-bong (Im Se-mi): He wanted to call their engagement off because he now has someone he loves. This is a great move not only because it would make things less complicated between the three of them, but also it would give Do-ha a chance to prove his worth without relying on Soo-bong. But as expected of Soo-bong, this wench didn’t agree to his request and instead tell him that she’ll wait until he finally gets tired of her. Pathetic woman!

But what made it worse is that Soo-bong won’t just stand by and watched things unfold but instead, had decided to take matters into her own hands and conspire with Do-bin (Min Sung-wook) to exact her revenge. I’m quite concerned about how far she would go to get what she wants.

Reverse psychology

Looks like Mi-ka’s straightforward attitude (as well as her talents) towards Jo Jae-yoo (Kim Dong-jun) worked her in favor because the music whiz offered her to audition for the understudy for the main female character in his musical.

OTHER THOUGHTS

To be honest, this drama has a tendency to be polarizing: Sometimes I enjoyed it very much, other times I just wanted to skip it and watch another show. I hate it when it’s being overly melodramatic. Its makjang elements like Do-ha’s money-greedy father and his witch fiancee were some of the things in this drama that just turned me off.

I hope it finds a way to strike a good balance between the happy and the sad elements because when it’s being light, sweet, and at times, poignant, that’s when it becomes really, really good.

And we’ve got it right, Miss Oh can also see lifespans but unlike Mi-ka she can see Do-ha’s as well.

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