With only a few weeks left until its most awaited premiere, tvN’s It’s Okay to Not Be Okay excites viewers once again by unveiling the deep aspects of Kim Soo-hyun’s (The Producers) character in the second teaser for the fantasy romance series.
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay tells the odd love story between psychiatric ward employee Moon Kang-tae (Kim Soo-hyun) and famous children’s book author Go Moon-young (Seo Ye-ji, Lawless Lawyer).
When he was still very young, Kang-tae already faced the harsh ways of life after the untimely death of his parents. He has since been fending for himself and his autistic older brother Moon Sang-tae (Oh Jung-se, Hot Stove League). His life is bound to change, however, when he starts forming a strange romantic connection with Moon-young, a woman whose antisocial personality disorder keeps her from forming an intimate relationship with another person.
The half-minute teaser begins with Moon Kang-tae running in the dark night, as if being chased by something horrible, while his voice says in the background, “At first, I thought I was running away because I had to take care of you, hyung. I thought it’s all because of you.” Then, flashbacks of their moments together start appearing—Kang-tae making sure that his brother wears comfortable clothes, their afternoon walks, struggles during Sang-tae’s anxiety attacks, play times, and their late-night bus trips home. He continues, “But then, I am starting to think that I have been running away because I just want to.”
As the scene shifts into a strange fairy tale-like mood, Moon-young is shown lying on the floor in agony as pages of a book come into view. The last seconds reveal a majestically dolled-up Moon-young seemingly staring at a dazed Kang-tae straight in the eyes, as he dramatically utters, “Because if love can make you feel like you are going to die, it is easier to run away.”
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, also credited as Psycho but It’s Okay, is directed by Park Shin-woo of Encounter (2018–2019) and penned by Jo Yong of Jugglers (2017–2018). It is scheduled to air every Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 p.m. KST beginning June 20.
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