Sung Hae Sung (Yeo Jin Goo) is a timid and dependable high school student who becomes a father figure for his 4 younger siblings. He enjoys his daily and bright life along with his gang in which he also falls in love with one of the gang member, Jung Jung Won (Lee Yeon Hee). But one fateful accident leads to a schoolmate and his own death, with Hae Sung announced as the murderer of that schoolmate. 12 Years later, both Hae Sung’s family and gang move on with their own life while drifting apart from each other due to the shocking past. That’s when Hae Sung miraculously reappear with the look and memories exactly just the way he had 12 years ago. With the help of his old gang and new found friends, Hae Sung tries to find the reason of his comeback, help his sibling, and find the truth about mysterious incident 12 years ago.
- Yeo Jin Goo as Sung Hae Sung, a timid high school student who takes priority of his family and friends. He falls in love with Jung Jung Won but never actually has the chance to confess his feelings.
- Lee Yeon Hee as Jung Jung Won, a clumsy and strong-headed art student who blamed herself for her crush, Hae Sung’s death. She then cut relationship from anyone and try to pursue a career in culinary as it was Hae Sung’s dream.
- Ahn Jae Hyun as Cha Min Joon, skillful top chef and owner of the restaurant where Jung Won works. He has feelings for Jung Won right after their first meeting.
- The drama offers a unique and intriguing story. Even from the first episode, it picked our interest and curiosity.
- Outstanding acting from Yeo Jin Goo as expected, not to mention his professionalism in romance scenes with Lee Yeon Hee, casual encounter with the gang member or family who are much older than he really is.
- Major second lead syndrome as we love Cha Min Joon’s face, skills, righteousness, manner and more. We hope nothing but happiness for Min Joon.
- Great plot twists as we took the journey of finding the truth about the incident from 12 years ago along with Hae Sung. It’s almost like watching detective drama as they lead us to believe one character is the real culprit only to change our mind in the next episode.
- Beautiful friendship of the gang member. Even 12 years after Hae Sung’s death, all of them are making time to visit and get together. They accept each other weirdness, even they took Hae Sung’s come back very warmly.
- The drama gives you warm feelings as we follow Hae Sung find the meaning of life and happiness.
- Awesome casts. The 2017 drama gives you awesome and promising list of casts such as Yeo Jin Goo (Orange Marmalade), Lee Yeon Hee (A Millionaire First Love), Ahn Jae Hyun (The Beauty Inside), Kwak Dong Yeon (My ID is Gangnam Beauty), Lee Si Eon (Reply 1997), Park Jin Joo (Jealousy Incarnate), Kim Jin Woo (The Birth of a Family), Yoon Sun Woo (Scarlet Heart: Ryeo), Kim Ga Eun (I Can Hear Your Voice), Kyeon Mi Ri, Han So Hee (100 Days My Prince), and many more.
- We find it hard to love Jung Jung Won. Whether it was Lee Yeon Hee’s portrayal that feels slightly awkward around both Hae Sung and Min Joon, all of her pouts and whines, Jung Won’s hair style or Jung Won’s fickle and rather childish personality.
- Too much coincidences that deserve rolling eyes. Finding one person with similar situation (which is supposed to be miraculous) is hard enough, yet, Hae Sung met more than one. And all of them are incredibly good, generous and rich.
- Some part of the drama moves too slow and they love to drag scenes that actually not important, such as Hae Sung-Jung Won date when they are supposed to be in a rush to find the real culprit, Hae Chul’s (Hae Sung’s younger brother) works or Grandma Do’s story when they can actually do much more in Cha Min Joon’s family issue/Young Joon’s issue/or basically any other major issue.
- As result of these unnecessary dragging, several episodes feel more like weekend family drama.
- The drama didn’t do much justice for Cha Min Joon. Okay, while it’s clear that we love Cha Min Joon, the drama put much weight on Min Joon’s side (from his lovely fateful meeting with Jung Won, the accidental couple tee, etc) that we hope to see more of Cha Min Joon.
- There are many things that we hope to see but to no avail, for example, as Hae Sung practically skipped 12 years, we expected to see him struggling or fascinated by “future” technologies or other changes. But no, Hae Sung does everything almost like nothing changed.
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