So what do you do when you are happy living alone with a powerful job and you suddenly got knocked up by a man you never thought of having?
I do I do was very endearing to watch and for people like me whose emotional involvement can be swayed by our love of our independence, it was a sweet somewhat reality bites nudge.
A successful shoe designer in a devil-wears-prada-persona lives a very comfortable life but thriving up to the inversely proportional love and work success idea. She had a one night stand with a man younger than her who in the future ended up working in the shoe company where she also was designing.
As the baby grew up in her tummy and so was the realization that the one night that accidentally started it all happened for a reason.
The 7th episode where he drunkenly declared her claiming his virginity in the police station sent me to a laughter spree and the park brainstorming scene was my favorite.
I suffered the second-lead-syndrome all throughout. How can I not love Dr. Jo In Sung. That stethoscope-will-you-marry-me scene made me sweetly sigh more than Tae Kang’s song production wedding proposal.
It was a smooth flowing 16 episodes with the right insertions of peevish soon to be mom who struggled a lot with her emotions and equally disarming male leads whose love runneth over and yet the woman they are wanting to have it don’t know how to reciprocate. It occasionally have made me asked what I’m going to do if I’m on those situations. (I bet I will sleep *giggles) Will I be firm like her? Will I falter to be rescued? Will I let fate decide what’s next to happen.
I will just overlook the get married or leave the company taunt by the witch as well as the villainous small deeds to make the lead girl flounder as I deemed Ji An’s personal issues to be the stressor and driving force of the drama, and how she overcame it was the fulfillment.
Ji An presented women with power jobs and how they trudge to decide commiting themselves in a relationship as well as taking the responsibility to become a mother. Ji An wo confuses romantic relationship to her passion for the craft she worked so hard was able to sustain the pressure in her gracious vulnerability and fierce convictions. The spotlight was on her and she delivered.
I did love the boys here. They were both worth having in their own ways but at some point both of them displayed vehement adoration that would go either way. A person loved by someone would always feel grateful about it even if he can’t return it, but you have to know when to stop and when it’s enough. The main male lead I understand was still lacking maturity in so many ways that he didn’t win me over right away. I expected him to show an overnight “ownership”, it did but not so very firm. An age difference in a relationship doesn’t matter if you know how to claim that person… If you settle to insecurities that you are still lacking and you have nothing to offer to that someone then you will lose.
It was a character driven film and I liked that it concluded with Ji An’s arising to accept fully the decision she was apprehensive before… that is to be a mother and to be in someone’s arms.
I say this is a passing drama, nice to watch when you are doing it, but is forgettable. It was a story of a love that you can almost have, but you can’t have because life intervenes and throws in circumstances were you have to decide if it really matters. But if you did bravely choose, you’ll learn that an ALMOST LOVE is one of the sweetest love… you can have and you will have.