As ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’ establishes itself as one to look out for, fans wonder if season 2 is in the works, a question only the show-runners can answer. How was the ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’ ending? Is ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’ available on kissasian? How was the ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’ soundtrack? What made the show so popular and what fate does it have now? Let’s find answers for all these questions.
As soon as the opening credits of It’s Okay To Not Be Okay rolls, the viewer is reminded of the works of Tim Burton and Neil Gaman, which echoes throughout this romantic, and almost unsettling fairytale-like story.
- Why the show is a must-watch despite its dark theme
- What we know so far about the new Netflix ‘It’s Okay Not To Be Okay’ series
- ‘ It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’ Season 2 happening soon?
‘It’s Okay Not To Be Okay’ is the most recent Korean drama to focus on mental health issues. Director Park Shin-Woo (previous work includes ‘Hyde, Jekyll and Me’, ‘Phantom’, and the popular romance drama ‘Encounter’) has never strayed away from highlighting issues like mental health in his work, a theme that most Korean dramas don’t seem to be as comfortable with.
The series is set in the city of Sungjin, and depicts a narrative between three people who all have something in common — they’re imprisoned by their dark past. Moon Gang-tae, (played by actor Kim Soo-Yun), is a care-taker at a mental health facility, and his relationship with his older brother Moon Sang-tae (played by Oh Junge-se) forms the mere foundation of the series. Sang-tae suffers from autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but is very smart and has a natural affinity for art.
Then comes the successful children’s book author Ko Mun-yeong (played by actor Seo Ye-ji), who is distressingly rude to everyone and has no qualms embracing the dark side of her nature; the aftermath of her antisocial personality disorder. While Gang-tae grows fond of her as the series progresses, it is revealed that the chilling appeal of her stories has inspired Sang-tae for a much longer time.
Why the show is a must-watch despite its dark theme
From the regular romantic storylines that studios in Seoul are familiar with, the themes in this series manage to evoke empathy in the viewer. There’s humour; it makes you laugh when you least expect it, and their method of storytelling is commendable as the writers weave a fairy tale around each episode. The accuracy and nuances of the themes portrayed, clearly showcase the work that has gone into making it.
Every episode carries an important message — one that encourages people to accept others for who they are.
It is also the first television role for Kim Soo-hyun since he was discharged from the military last July. “I’ve been waiting for so long, I’m really nervous but also excited to come back, ” Kim said during a promotional media event.
In addition to this, the ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’ soundtrack will keep you mesmerized throughout the span of the series. The ending of ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’ will also give you a sense of closure and content. It is not something you’d want to miss! The good news is that if you don’t have access to Netflix, you can still watch ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’ on kissasian.
What we know so far about the new Netflix series
Gang-tae seems to have everything going well for him until the viewer discovers that he’s had a tough time growing up. Being a parent to his older brother since a very young age has taken a toll on him, a role he had to step into since his parents passed away.
Their parents discovered that Sang-tae was autistic when he was just six years old and decided to have another child in the hope that their son will be taken care of. Naturally, this has been very hard on Gang-tae, who has spent his life enduring and ignoring problems of his own, just so he can protect his brother.
Gang-tae is very well-equipped to deal with his brother, even though he can be extremely challenging, given his overly emotional nature. He has been working with patients at different psychiatric hospitals for nearly a decade, which is where he meets writer Ko Mun-Yeong. The connection between the two is electric, albeit quite disturbing. A hand-stabbing incident and several discomforting conversations later, she’s convinced their meeting is all a part of ‘destiny’s plan’, a theme familiar to K-drama fans!
Besides excellent performances by the lead actors, the series is supported by other great ones; Park Gyu-young plays a nurse, Park Jin-joo plays Yoo Sung-jae, an art director turned minion; and Kang Ki-doong plays Kang-tae’s friend, Jo Jae-soo.
It’s Okay To Not Be Okay season 2 is happening soon?
Although most Korean dramas have a one-season format, fans are wondering if the series will be renewed for a new season.
In an interview with “The Korea Herald”, Oh Jung-se (Sang-tae), said, “I hope that, after watching the 16 episodes, people will want to befriend disabled people rather than trying to help them”.
The show is yet to depict how each character will overcome their struggles and face their fears rather than hold back. Mun-yeong must come to terms with her emotions, Gang-tae must learn that his act of selflessness does more harm than good, and Sang-tae must finally face his fears and stop them from holding him back.
However, don’t be disappointed yet. You can check out many many fan-fics and even a season 2 on wattpad. ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’ on wattpad is an absolute repository of fiction around the show.
While the news for a new season is still in the distant future, for now, let’s look forward to the new episode on Netflix, this Saturday!
Do you think ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’ will be renewed for a second season? Do you like the ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’ soundtrack? What did you think about the ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’ ending? Let us know in the comments.
Is ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’ finished?
‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’ ended with season 1. Though there have been no official announcements about a season 2, fans are hopeful that the season 1 ending has left the doors open for another season. Korean dramas are often only made for a single season, but nothing is for sure right now.
What is the last episode of ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’?
The final episode of ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay’ is called “Finding The Real Face”. In the end, Gang-tae and Moon-yeong focus back on their road trip. The series then finishes off the book “Finding The Real Face” — the three characters have found their true faces.