'Coffee, Do Me A Favor' is a fantasy rom-com revolving around Lee Seul Bi, a chubby girl who becomes beautiful after drinking magical coffee, and Im Hyun Woo, a handsome webtoon artist who doesn’t believe in love until he meets Lee Seul Bi. Add Synopsis In Portuguese
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Everything in it was done at the most shallow, surface level possible. We were given no insight into why our characters were making the decisions they were making, no deeper look into their inner struggles and motivations and desires, no inner dialogue to give us hints or bring us into the characters worlds, no emotionally revealing conversations between them, no explanation for what our female leads ultimate goal was or if she even had one; just a bare bones story trying real hard to be devoid of any substance. Which is all the more frustrating as it had so much potential for substance. The bones of a good story were there. The writers just never put any meat on them.
Understand that none of this is the fault of the actors or actresses. They did the best with what was given to them. (Although I truthfully wasn't impressed with Yong Jun Hyung at all.) I actually quite liked both female leads, and am more angry For them for what a crappy story they were handed than I could ever be At them. Chae Seo Jin is aces as Oh Go Woon, and that's the main reason I didn't end up hating her or her character. They're both just too lovable. But while Kim Min Young is clearly just as good of an actress, and Lee Seul Bi had some really solid character moments in the first handful of episodes and in the finale, neither of them were ever given a chance to shine. Chae Seo Jin/Oh Go Woon get all the screentime, and eventually, you begin to think the posters and teasers were all just an elaborate lie, and Lee Seul Bi isn't actually the main character like you were led to believe.
I will say that there is a lot to enjoy about the finale. The first half ties up a number of plot points in ways that are genuinely satisfying. It also offers up some deeper explanations and explorations of the drama's theme that the story was sorely lacking before that point. Honestly, episode 12 has more story development than all 11 other episodes combined, and it dulled some of the frustration I had going into it. But the second half of the episode is a total waste, and the whole thing brings up some really fascinating ideas that the drama Could have explored and Should have but Didn't, so it ultimately just leaves you feeling frustrated again.
Should you watch Coffee, Do Me A Favor? No. Coffee, Do Me A Favor is not a good drama, and you should not watch it. End of review.