4 Ways

tvN’s “A Piece of Your Mind” recently aired its finale, but the emotions evoked by the sweet drama will certainly remain with viewers for a while.

“A Piece of Your Mind” tells the story of artificial intelligence (AI) programmer Ha Won (played by Jung Hae In) and classical recording engineer Han Seo Woo (played by Chae Soo Bin) as they meet and cure each other of their painful pasts. The drama provided comfort to tired souls with its heartwarming storyline, convincing acting, exquisite cinematography, and gentle soundtrack.


Below are four aspects of “A Piece of Your Mind” that made the drama find a special place in many viewers’ hearts.

Jung Hae In and Chae Soo Bin’s acting and chemistry

Jung Hae In and Chae Soo Bin showed a detailed portrayal of their characters’ emotions in every scene and made viewers cheer them on. Jung Hae In skillfully showed the changes in Ha Won’s emotions with small but noticeable changes in his gaze. As Seo Woo, Chae Soo Bin melted everyone’s hearts with her sweetness, and when she finally let out the tears she had been holding back for a long time, viewers cried along with her.

The chemistry between the two characters was also a central aspect of the drama. The way Ha Won and Seo Woo looked out for one another and loved each other without holding back was precious and admirable.

Superb supporting actors

In addition to the main leads, Lee Ha Na (playing Moon Soon Ho), Kim Sung Kyu (playing Kang In Wook), Kim Jung Woo (playing Kim Hoon), Lee Jung Eun (playing Kim Min Jeong), Lee Sang Hee (playing Jeon Eun Joo), and many more actors did a spectacular job of playing their parts and adding to the quality of the drama.

Serene cinematography, script, and soundtrack

The calm but powerful energy of “A Piece of Your Mind” can be compared to that of a poem. The poetic vibe of the drama is amplified by lines like, “It wasn’t anything. He was only someone I saw for the first time, but he came to me like he had dug into my heart,” narrated by Seo Woo or, “The sun rises and sets, wind blows, and rain falls. All of these are a message from me for you to live well wherever you are,” said by Ha Won.

The usage of both natural and artificial lighting in settings like natural sceneries, the recording studio, and alleyways fully brought out the atmosphere of each scene, and the soothing background music contributed to the effect as well.

A comforting message that painful memories don’t last forever

Every character in the drama has had some sort of painful experience in the past. Ha Won lived a wandering life, unable to truly settle anywhere after his mother passed away. Seo Woo desperately needed someone to tell her to stay by their side after she lost her parents to a wildfire. Soon Ho became unable to believe in promises after her fiancé betrayed her, and In Wook lived a guilt-ridden life ever since Ha Won’s mother got into an accident because of a lie he told.

Thankfully, the positive relationships between the characters helped them overcome these painful memories. After meeting Seo Woo, Ha Won was able to fall asleep at night and commit to his current life. Ha Won gave Seo Woo the courage to visit her old house that had burned down from the wildfire to face and overcome her trauma. As Soon Ho helped In Wook get out of his slump, she was also able to find meaning in life.

Binge-watch “A Piece of Your Mind” from the beginning with English subtitles below!

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