Should you’re on the lookout for a fantastic enemies-to-lovers romance that mixes with the exes-to-lovers trope, look no additional than “Strangers Again.” The story follows the story of two divorce attorneys, Oh Ha Ra (Kang Sora) and Goo Eun Beom (Jang Seung Jo), who had been as soon as married to one another after 10 years of courting however have just lately divorced. Though they haven’t seen one another in a few years, Goo Eun Beom involves work on the identical legislation agency as Oh Ha Ra. Right here are some things we liked and one factor we hated in regards to the first two episodes!
Warning: spoilers forward!
LOVED: The chemistry between the leads
Whereas any nice Okay-drama wants chemistry between the results in entice viewers, the stress that arises between characters within the enemies-to-lovers and exes-to-lovers tropes requires the main pair to have a scorching spark. Luckily, Kang Sora and Jang Seung Jo ship this to the viewers. They’ve intense bickering scenes which might be paramount for enemies-to-lovers, however in addition they have that nice camaraderie of their characters that you just want for exes-to-lovers. There isn’t simply hate between them; there’s additionally a decade’s value of friendship and familiarity between them as properly. It’s engaging to observe and retains you wanting extra—how will Oh Ha Ra and Goo Eun Beom develop again collectively? Can Oh Ha Ra forgive Goo Eun Beom for turning his again on their marriage? Solely time will inform.
LOVED: The robust feminine relationships
Little issues are extra satisfying to observe than robust feminine relationships in Okay-dramas. In relation to romance dramas, feminine characters can typically be pitted towards one another. Luckily, “Strangers Once more” offers us not one however two robust relationships between girls inside the first two episodes. Oh Ha Ra has amusing but pivotal conversations together with her co-worker and shut pal Kang Bi Chwi (Jo Eun Ji) in addition to a critical and significant speak together with her boss Hong Yeo Rae (Gil Hae Yeon). Since their shut friendships are already established, it will likely be attention-grabbing to see how they may react and assist one another whereas the remainder of the story unfolds.
LOVED: Oh Ha Ra placing herself on the market
It’s no secret that there’s a stigma round divorced girls, particularly in relation to them discovering love once more after they’ve ended their marriage. Though it began beneath shaky circumstances, the primary two episodes introduce a brand new love curiosity for Oh Ha Ra. Whereas she isn’t open to courting Min Jae Gyeom (Moo Jin Sung) instantly since he’s affiliated together with her ex-husband, she permits herself to speak in confidence to him. Their scenes are candy, particularly when he lets her know that he doesn’t care that she has been divorced. Whereas it might not final, contemplating the drama is about her and Goo Eun Beom, it’s wonderful to see her open her coronary heart and permit herself to have some enjoyable.
HATED: Oh Ha Ra not attending to shine as a “litigation goddess”
Going into the premiere episodes of “Strangers Once more,” virtually each description of the drama named Oh Ha Ra as a “litigation goddess.” And whereas she had a number of scenes the place she completely owned the courtroom, it was exhausting to not discover that lots of the victorious scenes appeared to prop up Goo Eun Beom as an alternative. For instance, within the first divorce case of the present, Oh Ha Ra is struggling to border her shopper’s excessive jealousy as one thing that didn’t trigger the couple’s divorce. As an alternative of discovering the loophole herself—like one would suppose since she is the “litigation goddess” of the present—Goo Eun Beom finds it for her as an alternative. And within the second divorce case, she feedback on how she may sue the opposing council for being inappropriate throughout their conferences, however once more, Goo Eun Beom does it for her as an alternative.
Whereas it’s to not say that Goo Eun Beom doesn’t need to shine—in any case, the descriptions of the drama additionally point out that he’s a fantastic lawyer—these moments cheapened the “litigation goddess” title that Oh Ha Ra is meant to be identified for. She’s a well-known and assured lawyer inside the confines of the present, so shouldn’t she have had these moments to win and save herself? Luckily, it’s simply the primary two episodes, so hopefully she is going to get her large second (or moments) to shine and exhibit all her authorized wits and intelligence within the episodes to return.
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