SBS’s “While You Were Sleeping” aired its final episode tonight. This fantasy, comic, melodrama was loved by many viewers for its story about love, friendship, family, and justice. The drama ends leaving memorable moments during its run.
“While You Were Sleeping” is about a woman named Nam Hong Joo (Suzy) who can see the future through her dreams, a prosecutor named Jung Jae Chan (Lee Jong Suk) who can see her future through his dreams, and using their skills to solve cases together to protect the people around them.
“While You Were Sleeping” was unique in its approach to creating a comic melodrama mixed with fantasy, crime, and romance. Jung Jae Chan and Nam Hong Joo’s relationship started off as acquaintances, neighbors, friends, to lovers. Their story played out in their dreams as well as reality. For instance, their first kiss surrounded by cherry blossoms happened only in their dreams, but not in real life.
Although this scene did not play out in their real lives, Nam Hong Joo and Jung Jae Chan left viewers satisfied in a later episode with a memorable kiss scene in the rain. Besides this couple’s cute and funny moments, their scenes of consolation also left an impression on the viewers.
Nam Hong Joo cried by herself in a park because she felt upset that Han Woo Tak (Jung Hae In) got injured because of her. Having seen this already in his dream, Jung Jae Chan came prepared with a box of tissues and a shoulder to cry on. Jung Jae Chan said to his girlfriend, “Blame yourself for a short amount of time, but don’t forget it for awhile.”
Prosecutor Jung Jae Chan always stood on the right side of the law and fought for justice inside and outside of the courtroom. After receiving a hint from Nam Hong Joo that helped him build his case in front of the judge, Jung Jae Chan stated, “Like the legal maxim ‘Justice rolls down like waters,’ I hope to see this happen in this courtroom too.”
Where there is good, there is also evil, and Lee Yoo Beom (Lee Sang Yeob) was the ideal villain in this drama. He angered viewers with his duplicity and corrupt sense of justice. In a scene when he won a case for a criminal and shook his hand, he went to the bathroom and washed his hands so hard that his hands bled. With a crooked smile and menacing look, he said to his reflection in the mirror, “You changed a lot.”
Watch the drama’s first episode now!