The slow milky pull continues in this episode. But it takes a pretty sad turn at the end of the drama that is one part poetic and two parts unfortunate and depressing. But I tie all of this to backstory that we actually got to witness on screen so the actual story of our two main leads starts right now.
Okay, so what exactly happened this episode? Well not a ton, lol. But it is watchable! We find out a tiny bit more about Ji-su. She is married to a pianist named Kang In-wook and she seemingly had a happy life with him, until she found out a secret he was keeping from her which changed everything.
It seems like this secret might be related to Ha-won’s parents death. But it is not clear if that is the case.
During the entire episode Seo-woo grows closer to Ji-su and also Ha-won. But she still doesn’t know Ha-won’s real identity and ends up telling him about what is going on in his life. He also listended to her wish of wanting someone to tell her to stay. Because her boss and the place she lives seem like they want her to stay but they never tell her that. So he tells her that as Ha-won.
In the end of the episode, Ji-su is finally going to meet Ha-won at the cafe, then they would go to Norway together. But she ends up going to Norway by herself. She visits ha-won’s mothers grave while she is there and happily goes back to the place she used to live.
But it starts to snow a lot so she takes shelter in that A-line storage house as it snows. But it keeps snowing and snowing so she becomes trapped under feet of snow. She calls Seo-woo and tells her that she is scared, Seo-woo has a piano song playing in the background. Ji-su likes the song so Seo-woo turns it up (it so happens to be her husbands piano song).
She asks Ji-su if she called the emergency department to come to her. Ji-su says that she did. She stays on the phone with her and the piano song keeps playing.
As she is listening, Ji-su tells Seo-woo that she should find Ha-won and tell him not to wait at the cafe for her. But Seo-woo does not know Ha-won. But Seo-woo says that she knows her, she has met Ha-won before. That is her clue to her. Everything clicks for Seo-woo and she realizes that her mystery guy she has been talking to is actually Ha-won. So she runs to try and find him but on the way to the cafe she hears a big crack sound and doesn’t hear Ji-su anymore.
In Norway, we see that a branch collapsed on the snowed in shelter. Sad times, y’all!
But this does fit in with the Murakami style of story telling. I have a feeling that this writer is a big fan. So, it is a bummer that the first love had to die alone in the cold. But this will move the story forward a lot because they have the recording of her voice, so I think they will be listening to it a lot. Ha-won also wants to use it as the voice of his AI, so it will be like she is still around with them.
Y’all, this show is touching but on the bitter side so if you are cooped up at home and looking for something inspiring to watch, this might not be the one. Though if you love Murakami and want to watch something like his style, this should be right up your alley./8/Board/List?page=1">Image Courtesy of tvN
First 2 episodes pa lang, ba’t ang bigat?!
I love Murakami but watching this because of JHI. Finally not another noona romance for him. Thanks for the review!
He has broken away from the noona romance cycle 😎
“I’ll Go To You When The Weather Is Nice” is one of the best dramas I’ve ever seen.
From your description, I’ve come to the conclusion that “A Piece of Your Mind” is a similar drama.
Can you indicate the differences and similarities between the two dramas?
They have a slow plot where you have to pay attention to see what is going on. The plot is more character based just like in WTWIF. It also really shows off the beauty of the cinematography just like WTWIS. But A Piece of Your Mind is definitely a bit darker, just a tiny bit. It also has the theme of a person pining over another person for years and years.
I was not excited when I first read the synopsis and the initial description of this drama. Moreover when I assumed Jung Hae In would have rather similar character with his previous dramas. But I gave it try and eventually fell for this drama. I love how this drama exudes this warm and soothing feelings wrapping the (actually) sad story. I also like Seo Woo’s character (and Chae Soo Bin). She was naive, honest, but doesn’t feel cringe-y.
I like how you tried describing this drama by comparing it with Murakami’s work (on the review for the first episode). Surprisingly, I didn’t watch When the Weather is Fine, but I enjoy this drama. I hope A Piece of Your Mind can develop well.
So, I just binge-watched the first 2 episodes and am writing this through my tears. I feel like I am watching a poem being written before my eyes in real time. It is just lovely. My only complaint is the sound track. I just don’t like the ballads with the English lyrics, but that might just be me. I find the images of the characters, their voices, the instrumental music, and the beautiful staging and lighting are just what I need right now to pull me away from reality. I want this drama to go on forever…
It is like watching a poem! So true. The third episode is not at tear jerky and actually has some adorable moments. But this show is definitely a poetic melo that you have to be in the mood to watch!