It’s midpoint time for tvN Sat-Sun drama It’s Okay to Not be Okay and at this point a viewer is either in or out. I watched with a giant grin on my face through the entirety of episode 8, it was that good. From Moon Young not wanting a mushroom haircut from Kang Tae, to Daniel Choi‘s purposely smarmy and perfect cameo appearance as a “fan”, to the comedic brilliance of Moon Young and Sang Tae’s fight over Mang Tae and the aftermath, this episode shows that this story is more than just the hooks of these broken people finding some positivity in each other.
That’s still happening but their lives are being lived daily with simplicity and in these interactions there are past negative memories that turn out sweetly to be positive and an impetus to break free of limitations and live for once. I said that whenever Kang Tae cries my heart breaks and he cries in nearly every episode because his life is really that sad, but at the end of episode 8 when he ran out of Ok Psychiatric Hospital with that beaming smile to go find Moon Young to run away my heart soared alongside. I can’t wait for more episodes and also listen to the OST in the meantime because the songs in the drama are just as excellent.