“Our Beloved Summer” fully recharges viewers with pleasant excitement and warm empathy until the end.
SBS’s “Our Beloved Summer” released a behind-the-scenes video on January 22nd, which might soothe the viewers’ sadness as only two episodes are left until the drama’s end. The drama is the story of two young people who recalled memories of their first love and past relationships that everyone would have. The cast’s passionate performances depicting love, friendship, dreams and reality raise expectations for the remaining stories.
In the last broadcast, Choi Woong (played by Choi Woo-sik) and Kook Yeon-soo (Kim Da-mi) faced obstacles on their romance path. The sad past of them parting with tears and their fear of repeating that time again in the press were depicted. Choi Woong began to think about studying abroad, which had been delayed for a while due to his breakup with Yeon-soo. However, Kook was sad that her grandmother Kang Ja-kyung (Cha Mi-kyung) was preparing for her passing. With red eyes, they said, “I don’t want to be alone again,” touching the hearts of the viewers.
“Our Beloved Summer” was filled with laughter, excitement, and empathy. Through various SNS and online communities, favorable reviews poured out day after day and the drama all-killed all the hot topic charts. Choi Woo-sik and Kim Da-mi also showed off their potential by ranking first and second in the drama TV topic category with 17.53% for two consecutive weeks (Based on Good Data Corporation, the second week of January). They also showed off their popularity in the number of smart media clip views (SMR) from January 10th to January 16th.
Meanwhile, Choi Woo-sik and Kim Da-mi of the “Woong Yeon-soo (Choi Woong X Kook Yeon-soo)” couple, who are loved for their chemistry beyond expectations, are drawing attention. Numerous scenes of their intense contemplation and constant discussion of each line and movement in the drama were also captured through the making video. The reason for the praise for the two, who have firmly accumulated the “10 Years” narrative of Choi Woong and Kook Yeon-soo, is assessed.
Kim Sung-chul‘s passionate performance, which expressed the desperate crush of the documentary director Kim Ji-woong, was overwhelming. His eyes contained the story of Choi Woong and Kook Yeon-soo beyond the camera, leaving an impression deeper than any words from the viewpoint of an “observer” who thoroughly excluded his feelings. Attention is focusing on what kind of change Kim Ji-woong, who heard the news of his mother Jung Kyung-hee (Park Mi-hyun), will face even before the wounds from his long-time crush heal. Roh Jung-eui lovingly depicts the character of NJ and her bold and honest unrequited love. She even unraveled the empty and lonely feelings hidden by the splendid appearance of a top idol with her stable acting.
On top of that, the performance of young actors such as Park Jin-joo, An Dong-gu, and Jeon Hye-won are also indispensable. Park Jin-joo played the role of Kook Yeon-soo’s best friend, Lee Sol, who makes the audience burst into unpredictable laughter, proving her extraordinary skills. An Dong-gu added vitality to the series with the pure and bright aspect of Choi Woong’s manager Gu Eun-ho. Above all, after Lee Sol (Park Jin-joo) misunderstood and mistakenly started a romance somehow, their own pleasant chemistry adds fun to the show. Jeon Hye-won has also clearly imprinted her presence through the character Jung Chae-ran. She has portrayed her calm feelings for Kim Ji-woong (Kim Sung-chul) through in-depth acting. Attention is also being paid to Jung Chae-ran’s unrequited love direction, who has yet to convey her feelings.
The production team of “Our Beloved Summer” said, “All young people who have passed the process of encountering their own reality and failing in love will face these meaningful growth and change,” adding, “Please watch the last part of Choi Woong and Kook Yeon-soo’s story, who are confused once again for the same reason as five years ago.”
Meanwhile, with the drama having only two episodes left, episodes 15 and 16 will air at 10 p.m. on Jan 24th and 25th. At 9 p.m. on Jan 27th (Thursday), the cast will meet viewers through a special broadcast.