Warning: Mild spoilers ahead!
SBS drama “It’s Okay, It’s Love” is gaining popularity through writer Noh Hee Kyung’s unique ability to draw out the special yet warm relationships between characters. There are many lines that moved viewers emotionally. Just a little more than halfway through with 10 episodes, fans picked the five best lines from the drama, according to TVReport.
Episode 3 – “Who says a diligent and nice person doesn’t hurt their children? Even my angelic mother hurts me sometimes.”
Ji Hae Soo (played by Gong Hyo Jin), is a firm believer that a loving mother with a good heart doesn’t have the ability to hurt someone. But Jang Jae Yeol (played by Jo In Sung) tells her differently. His thoughts that the closest people can hurt you the most makes viewers think back on our lives and our surroundings.
Episode 5 – “It can bring you pain and resentment and distress and sadness and despair and misfortune. But it can also bring you the strength to endure all of those things. Then you can call it love.”
Hae Soo views love as something that brings only bliss and happiness and thrill. When asked what he thought about that, Jae Yeol replies with an unexpected answer. According to him, loving someone can’t always be a sweet and happy experience, but you can heal each other’s wounds through love. Many viewers agreed with his thoughts and gained strength for their own relationships. This also showed their relationship’s distinction from other relationships that have been portrayed in the past, and also expressed writer Noh Hee Kyung’s detailed emotions about love.
Episode 5 – “Come on out, let’s go.”
Hae Soo finds Jae Yeol sleeping in the bathroom (he has a childhood trauma that forces him to do so). These were her first words that she said nonchalantly as she woke him up. This short but strong line gave not only Jae Yeol but also the viewers a huge relief and realization towards Hae Soo. Jae Yeol feels comfort and warmth in Hae Soo’s behavior when she treated him no differently than she had before. Her words gave realization to the viewers (and to Jae Yeol himself) that he was “different,” not “wrong.” This distinction that had been made left a deep impression on the viewers.
Episode 6 – “I mean that our past scars hold us back, just as we remember old scars that had already past.”
Jae Yeol makes us as viewers think back on ourselves. Everyone strives for happiness but no one cares or pays attention to the individual hearts that have the keys to that happiness. In the complicated and busy society we live in, there’s not a person that doesn’t possess a personal wound. We say it’s okay when it’s really not okay, and viewers could tell that this line was a message from Noh Hee Kyung, telling us to look back into our neglected hearts and see what’s inside.
Episode 9 – “It’s everyone’s first time in this life, so it’s inevitable that we aren’t perfect, and that’s why we are pitiable, and that’s why we can make some mistakes…”
These were the words of Young Jin (played by Jin Kyung) when Hae Soo—who loathed her mother due to her past trauma with her mother’s unfaithfulness towards her father—revealed that, after loving Jae Yeol, she began to understand her mother’s loneliness. Her words consoled those who were living constantly trapped in our self-expectations as well as expectations of others. It gave strength, encouraging those to get endure past mistakes and move on.
Meanwhile, the drama has already reached its first climax as Hae Soo and Jae Yeol get deeper into their relationship. But a dark plot twist has been foreshadowed as secrets of Jae Yeol’s past are being revealed one by one. “It’s Okay, It’s Love” also stars Sung Dong Il, Lee Kwang Soo, and EXO’s D.O. It airs every Wednesdays and Thursdays on SBS. With six more episodes to go what do you think will happen?
What are some of your favorite lines from the drama?