- Episodes: 4
- Broadcast network: SBS
- Broadcast period: 5-6 August
Right from the beginning of the story, we see the world through the anxious eyes of a young man, following an older woman at the other side of the road. This is a story about a young man and his journey toward adulthood. And it’s not even about the butterflies when catching the sight of the girl on the same class. It’s the boy against adultery and the girl against loneliness from the lack of parental affection. These two people met on the verge of their suffocating life, and begin to learn about each other’s circumstances during their frequent accidental encounters on the street, the train from Daegu, and at school.
Min Jae and Seo Yun are equally bitter about their life, and both have similar ways of coping with their problem. Min Jae did his best to listen to his mother’s wishes by attending a private tutoring session and got the best mark on Math, and Seo Yun enrolled in piano course diligently while trying to prove to her mother that she’s not what her mother thought she is.
Thanks to their fateful encounter, Min Jae let Seo Yun realized what she truly wanted, which is freedom, and Seo Yun also let him realized that he could deal with his mother’s situation in a different way.
My favorite scene would be the one where they both took the train back to Seoul, only this time they’re together in this, in mutual and better understanding of each other.
For a story about highschooler, the given topics are quite disturbing. There are hints of prostitution from academic and individual viewpoint, adultery practice from both the adult and the minors, suicide, depression, and others.
The acting and dialogue comes naturally, and since it has a realistic feel, the story isn’t about the certainties in life, rather, it’s about the journey that sometimes comes with answer while often times, not. Everything and nothing, just like the title, the life the characters lived on does float in such state.
I recommended this drama if you are looking for a realistic take on certain topics, and if you’re fine with some heavy subjects.
My ratings: 9/10.