This is one of the best dramas I’ve ever watched. And I think it’s one of tvN’s gem. Can’t count how many times I have watched + rewatched the rerun on tvN asia. The pain in my heart is still the same.
I think I can’t imagine if the leads were not IU and Lee Sun Kyun. The acting and chemistry are like so real. Also the other actors are veterans you know you can’t doubt their acting. Jang Ki Yong also has an important role here and he acts so good.
I really want to appreciate the Director, Kim Won Suk (Misaeng, Signal) and Writer-nim Park Hae Young (Another Miss Oh). Really admire them how they tell us about humanity through this drama. I think the message that they want to bring out is reaching the audience well; about to face the reality, about to survive and stand up even though you’re now in the darkest part of your life.
Following Lee Ji Ahn’s (Lee Ji Eun/IU) life which is so sad makes my heart weak. IU’s acting is so good I can feel her. I’m grateful she meets Dong Hoon (Lee Sun Kyun). Even though there’s some insecurity to meet the new people, but eventually she’s getting to know that Dong Hoon is a good peson. He’s not like the other guys who sees her low. She’s slowly feeling the warmth from Dong Hoon. She developes admirations towards him. It makes me even weaker.
Dong Hoon’s everyday life is not that easy either. His wife’s cheating on him. He’s fragile. After he meets Ji Ahn, his heart says he wants to protect her. His sincerity is precious. It’s really touching. I can’t help but wishing them both have a happy life. Especially Ji Ahn, because she suffers a lot, survives and protects her grandmother too.
Through this drama, I think I will remember this philosophy forever. This is words from Dong Hoon for Ji Ahn when Ji Ahn’s having hard times. It’s really comforting.
‘What happened in the past… it’s no big deal. If you think that it’s no big deal then It’s no a big deal’ *cries*
I see Ji Ahn feels like she’s treated as a human being after she meets him. Her past makes her personality dark and she makes boundaries. But after that, she slowly feels comfortable and the warmth from Dong hoon. She’s supported mentally and it happens naturally. She finally feels alive. I can feel it.
This is indeed not about romance. I can say that this is about Ji Ahn meets a very good person that changes her life. Because Ji Ahn’s life is brighter after she meets a good person like Dong Hoon.
For me every scene in this drama is important of course, with good background music and OSTs. Sondia’s song, Grown Up, is still on my OST playlist and I still can imagine the scenes in the drama when listening to this song.
So many things to learn and to be grateful for after watching this drama.
My Mister is not an ‘easy’ drama and maybe not everyone’s cup of tea. But I believe if you follow this drama slowly, you’ll feel so attached and be a fan of this drama too. To close this post, My Mister won Best Drama on Baeksang Arts Awards in 2019. Worth watching!