The three Lin siblings have never been concerned about their parents as they are used to them always arguing. However after 27 years of marriage, their parents announced they want to divorce. Furthermore, their father has also started dating a 22 year old woman. On the other hand, their mother is crushing on her Korean teacher and wanting to get plastic surgery to be more youthful. Now the siblings have to not only deal with their own life - in chasing their dreams, finding their direction in life, and finding love; but also their parents life problems. With all these changes, how will this family continue to be the family they once were?
Cast & Credits
Despite running only seven episodes, I felt that all the family members were given the appropriate amount of focus for their character arcs to be fully realized. Sometimes you might find yourself wishing for one character's scenes/arc to be finished to move on to another one but in this drama I never felt that way. I was equally invested in each of the character's lives and was anxious to see how they would sort out their problems.
However, one of the greatest strengths of this drama is its offbeat sense of humor. This drama deals with common issues such as finding purpose in one's life, infidelity, first loves/making a connection with another person and injects its own brand of offbeat humor to it that made it all very refreshing.
Also, any drama that features characters bonding over their shared love for great Japanese directors such as Kurosawa, Ozu, Mizoguchi and Oshima is a win in my book.
The cast features both seasoned actors and fresh faced actors with no prior acting experience but they were all uniformly excellent. Special shout-out to Sakuraba Nanami and her Mandarin skills and to Esther Yeh. In the latter's case, her character could be seen as annoying in less capable hands but she was a scene stealer for me and couldn't help but laugh at her interactions with Chris Wu and the rest of the family members.
I have to thank this drama for introducing me to One Ok Rock and really like how "Wherever You Are" was used throughout the drama.
At only seven episodes, you don't have to invest a lot of time with this one but if you're able to get on this drama's wavelength and enjoy a little wacky humor with your family dramas then I believe you will be rewarded with a gem of a drama.
The big bro is just something else. Hes a flirt at work but his girlfriend is from hell. Shes got princess syndrome and he doesnt seem to be bothered. She gets so annoying you wanna slap both of them
The sister is a tomboy and does jiujitsu so shes though as nails but shes still a girl inside. Her mouth expression is funny
Baby brother is just pain weird. Hes a nerd and he follows aliens
Hao yang ( the boyfriend) is eye candy esp with his eyeliner and he does great with his hopeless romantic side. Hes a total playercand heart breaker.
The parents are a mess esp the dad but everything works out for all of them in the end