“While You Were Sleeping” concluded on November 16, with a successful run of hilarious and touching episodes, but also with an unpredictable ending. On November 17, the production staff released final behind-the-scenes stills as well as four reasons why they thought viewers enjoyed the drama.
Lee Jong Suk and Suzy’s chemistry
From the get go, Lee Jong Suk and Suzy gained a lot of attention for their casting, but took it to another level with their strong chemistry as their characters Jung Jae Chan and Nam Hong Joo. Lee Jong Suk perfectly portrayed the handsome sharp-eyed detective who was also a lovable klutz at the same time. Suzy on the other hand, completely changed her look and fully embraced the role of a reporter. The two of them made viewers laugh and cry with their warm chemistry.
Strong performances from supporting characters
Lee Sang Yeob, Go Sung Hee, Jung Hae In, and others all made their mark in the drama. These actors filled up the plot of the drama. Lee Sang Yeob gave viewers goosebumps with his chilling role, moving seamlessly from a kind person to an evil criminal. Go Sung Hee was the ambitious yet lovable prosecutor, and Jung Hae In played the honest policeman who renewed our love for men in uniform.
Other memorable actors who were a part of the drama included Lee Ki Young, Kim Won Hae, Hwang Young Hee, Bae Hae Sun, Min Sung Wook, Lee Yoo Joon, Shin Jae Ha, Park Jin Joo, Oh Ui Shik, and Lee Do Kyum. There were also special appearances from actors Kim So Hyun, Yum Hyo Seob, Jang Hyun Sung, Jang So Yeon, Choi Won Young, Baek Sung Hyun, Kang Ki Young, and Lee Eun Woo.
Famous lines and scenes that made your heart skip a beat
Although filled with attention-grabbing lines and scenes, some stood out more than others. For example, the two-minute long kiss that crossed the lines between dream and reality was a scene that really stunned viewers. Another example is the sweet line, “Blame yourself for a bit, but instead don’t forget it for a long time,” which was even sweeter as it was something that comforted Jae Chan when he was a child. Scenes that connected the two characters, such as when Jae Chan dreamt and then saved Hong Joo, and when the two met at their fathers’ funerals, as well as the kiss scene amongst the cherry blossoms were especially eye-catching.
From the first episode to the last, each was filled with an interesting plot twists as well as exciting endings. From Jae Chan dreaming the future and saving Hong Joo, Woo Tak’s dream being confirmed, Jae Chan and Hong Joo’s tip-toe kiss, Jae Chan’s reaction when Hong Joo returns on her first day as a reporter, Jae Chan being terrorized just as Hong Joo dreamt, the famous two minute double-kiss, the policeman revealing himself through their memories, Hong Joo taking on the destiny she dreamt, and of course, everyone’s happy endings. With unpredictable endings, viewers were pleasantly surprised every time.
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