K-Drama Reaction: Forecasting Love and Weather | Finale

If there’s one takeaway that I have from this drama, it’s how one decision, no matter how big or small, affects another person, whether be it directly or indirectly. Simply put, we are all interconnected in this world. Our lives are influenced by someone in one way or another.

Weather forecasters work day and night to give the most realistic weather condition for the next hour, day, or week. They analyze data, run tests, and brainstorm nonstop just to deduce the most accurate prediction. It’s not always the right one (and the backlash is oftentimes violent), but these civil servants sacrifice a lot just to protect the public from any untoward incident caused by weather disturbances.

What I like about Forecasting Love and Weather is that it did not box itself within the four walls of KMA. The production team can only do so much when it comes to writing about different weather occurrences, but since they intertwined each season with the characters’ lives outside of the office, the drama became interesting to watch.

The last two episodes were merely trying to tie loose ends created by the characters’ own decisions. Si-woo’s dad had been a shameless prick throughout the drama, but the diagnosis of his cancer mended his relationship with his son. As much as I didn’t agree with the unnecessary add-on in this father-son subplot, I liked how Si-woo handled things differently. He stood by his ailing father, who is continuously stubborn about treatment. He was determined to do what was best for his dad, not for the sake of forgiveness, but to create good memories for himself. I feel bad that Si-woo reached this point – but because he did not give up on his father, their relationship got better. It’s a win-win case and I’m satisfied with that.

Dong-han and Hyang-rae’s reconciliation was expected, though. It’s obvious that they still love each other and didn’t want to divorce. What impressed me was Hyang-rae’s selflessness. It’s not always about making apologies. Sometimes, a straightforward “thank you” would do. She has been supporting her husband all these years – through thick and thin, even when he seldom visits them. She is her husband’s partner in raising Bo-mi, and a simple gesture of appreciation would have sufficed if only Dong-han was not so dense. Sometimes, we don’t have to overthink and overcomplicate things. Props to Bo-mi as well for making sure her parents get back together and helping them realize their faults. She’s the glue that fixed her family.

Seok-ho and Tae-kyung’s raunchy love story is a breath of fresh air in the drama. When the scenes get too serious already, watching these two develop from being strangers to lovers is a welcome sight. I love the revelation that Tae-kyung is Seok-ho’s first everything! It’s so sweet! His OCD is also slowly getting cured without him realizing it. And the fact that the drama didn’t use Tae-kyung’s divorce as something against her is a major plus point. Seok-ho even became an independent publisher for Tae-kyung’s book! Find a man who supports your dreams, indeed! Raise the bar, Seok-ho!

The two main couples of the drama faced a major challenge in their respective relationships until the finale. The character development of Ki-jun and Yu-jin fell short for me but in a good way. I feel like there’s more to explore in terms of their married life and too bad the majority of drama only showed Ki-jun’s obsession with Si-woo and Ha-kyung’s relationship. We only saw Ki-jun acting as the “man of the house” in the final moments of the drama, and his efforts to woo Yu-jin could have been shown earlier in the story. I wanted a mature Ki-jun but we only saw a glimpse of it. Yu-jin, on the other hand, is a character that had a lot of potentials. She started as a “villain” or a third party in Ha-kyung’s life but her story arc is also relatable. She’s a journalist who is only starting to make a name for herself. She got married early in the hopes of having a family of her own, but now that she’s finally having a baby, a promising career path gets in the way. Why do women have to face this cruel reality in the workplace?? Thankfully, she decides to keep the baby and go on maternity leave when she deems it necessary. Go get them coins, girl!

Honestly, Ha-kyung and Si-woo’s relationship was the least of my concern in this drama. I don’t know how it happened but I was invested in the other storylines than theirs. Park Min-young and Song Kang’s acting was great individually and as a couple, but their characters are just not clicking with me. Maybe because they’re both noble idiots – a trope that never appeals to the audience. As Ha-kyung’s mom puts it – the worst reason for a breakup is because of love. She’s so damn right. The break-up took the spark away, which made their reconciliation a bit too forced. Their kiss in the first snow was cute anyway!

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☀️ Director-General Ko Bong-chan’s (Kwon Hae-hyo) lesson about work ethics is a gem. Do your best when making a decision so that you’ll have no disappointment or regrets. Most importantly, respect your own decision. 🙂 Life lesson right there. I also notice how he always asks Ha-kyung and everyone whenever they have to make a major forecast for the day. He consults, listens, and stands by his team – which makes him a great boss.

☀️ Si-woo’s honesty with Ha-kyung’s mom made me respect him even more. You grew up well, Si-woo ya. 🥰 Speaking of, I never appreciated the nosiness of Ha-kyung’s mom!

☀️ I will miss Chief Team Two! Their teamwork has gone a long way!

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