Yoon Kyeo Re is a young man who has known nothing but misery ever since he was a child. He was abused while still a boy and had a horrid time at the orphanage where he was raised. He then spent time in a juvenile detention center. And as an adult, things got no better, leading to him serving time in prison. Beatings and misery are all he knows, and he finds himself at the end of his tether, finally facing the void… But when he is ordered by a court to serve his community service at an end-of-life care facility for the terminally ill, things begin to change for him. Here he meets the tireless Kang Tae Shik, a middle-aged man who leads the volunteer team at the facility. Kang Tae Shik has created a unit called Team Genie, which is dedicated to granting dying patients their last wishes. No matter what people ask for, Team Genie will work their hardest to make those precious last wishes come true. He also meets Seo Yeon Joo, a young nurse who refuses to give up on her patients and tries to keep them physically active at all times. Will working at this facility help turn Yoon Gyeo Ree’s life around? Or is it too late to change his destiny? (Source: Viki) Edit Translation
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Heart WrenchingI’ve only watched a few episodes, but I cried off and on through all of them. If you’ve ever had someone you love die, and had them in Hospice, you can’t not cry. Dying means looking back on your life, the mistakes you’ve made, the happiness you’ve felt, the relationships you formed, the things you regret, and the things you had yet to do, but won’t have the chance. The loved ones and friends you leave behind is the hardest thing. I often look at my adult children, and know what it is like to lose a parent. Having to go through their things after their deaths, as you grieve and remember everything looking through their memories. This drama reminds you to live life to the fullest while you can, try not to have regrets, and realize life is short. I’m in my later years, and constantly look back on my past, knowing I don’t have many years left. This drama really hits home for me. It is VERY sad, with a few light moments, great plot and great acting. I will continue to the end crying the whole way, unless the story changes suddenly. Definitely worth the watch.
EDIT: So, the drama has changed direction a bit as I watched more episodes. Less about Hospice, and a bit more about character development. I’m not saying it’s a bad direction, just different than earlier episodes. I’ll continue watching and see what develops… my score may drop a bit. Still a good watch though.
COMPLETED/LAST EDIT: My score went from a 10 to an 8.5 by the end. Don’t get me wrong, it was still good, It just changed direction mid way, not in a bad way, just not the way I would have liked. I would still recommend it though. I don’t want to give the story away, but it looks like they could definitely do a season 2 with how it ended.
I'm happy enough with the ending. I was looking forward to developments in Joon Kyung's story and I got the good one. I wasn't expecting this story from her childhood, and I'm glad it was resolved that way.
The beach scene broke me. It was a return to the moment when a new and better life began for Gyeo Re.
I've thought about it and it would be nice if there was a second season showing some new social workers in the hospice, more fulfilling patients' last wishes, and more relationship between Joon Kyung and Seok Joon.
AFTER WATCHING 11 EPISODES
Even before I started watching this drama, I knew that I would like the plot. After watching the trailers and reading the description, I had high expectations for it and so far I have not been disappointed. I also really love the cast. All the actors in this drama are amazing.
At first, the drama focused on fulfilling the wishes of the hospice patients, then it began to focus more on the background of the characters. I think that's a good thing. If the drama had focused on patients all the time, the development of the main characters and their stories might have been a bit left out.
This drama touches upon some tough topics and it has been done very well. The characters are warm-hearted and really lovable.
I look forward to a little bit more development in Joon Kyung's story. I'm really curious what will happen to her.