K-Drama Review: “Another Miss Oh” Presents A Rom-Com Yardstick Celebrating A Woman’s Genuine Love

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Another Miss Oh took me by surprise because I was not hooked on its opening episodes. I gave it another chance because I know how great Eric Mun was in his previous roles and I’m happy I didn’t give up easily.

The love progression was realistic and at the same time surreal. It tapped on those moments when we were all left hanging and indecisive to admit that we were in love.

Main Cast: Eric Mun | Seo Hyun Jin | Jeon Hye Bin | Ye Ji Won | Kim Ji Suk
Network & Episode Count: tvN | 18 Episodes
Official Website: Another Miss Oh tvN


Quick Review

  • Plot Trajectory: Consistently engrossing all throughout
  • Plot Pace: Nicely-Done
  • Character Portrayal: Great main leads and supporting cast
  • Writing: Full Marks on balanced execution of themes
  • Watch on a binge or intervals?: Either Choices Apply
  • Crowning Moments: Woman-empowering love story | Remarkable Portrayals
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  • K-Dramas of Similar Vibe: Because this is My First Life | Romance is a Bonus Book | I Need Romance | More Than Friends |

Another Miss Oh Quick Plot Summary

Oh Hae Young’s lost and found love

The day before her wedding, Oh Hae Young (Seo Hyun Jin) tells her parents that the wedding will be canceled because of her change of heart. Her parents, who can’t understand why she canceled her wedding when she’s at the ripe age to get married, are inevitably upset.

They think of how everyone they know will think about the current situation not knowing that it was the fiancé, Han Tae Jin (Kim Ji Seok), who called off the wedding. But, Oh Hae Young pleaded for him to make it appear that she halted their marriage plan.

Passing on to the stages of grief, Hae Young’s parents can’t keep up anymore with her craziness and forces her to be kicked out of their house. Thus, she ends up renting a space with an unblocked door connecting to a neighbor tenant.

The hot neighbor is Park Do Kyung (Eric Moon), a sound producer who has been seeing a psychiatrist. He has been seeing vivid visions of a woman whom he never met before – and who turns out to be Oh Hae Young.

In a ludicrous twist of fate, Park Do Kyung learns that the revenge he pulled on his ex-girlfriend’s supposed boyfriend who left him on their wedding day went to Oh Hae Young’s fiancé because they have the same name and attended the same high school. Han Tae Jin was forced to end the relationship with her and provided a crazy reason for the break up because he will soon serve a jail sentence.

The woman who wants a love that beats in her heart

Hae Young and Do Kyung begin on a cold start as the latter is confused about the unexplained apparitions of her in his life. He foresees what will happen between them and has a premonition of how he will die in the future.

After chasing Do Kyung, and recognizing the reason why his consciousness gives him a peek of what his tomorrow will be, he finally reciprocated and take all the way his love for her unfazed of the premonition warnings he was getting.

Just as everything falls in the right places, Hae Young learns why Tae Jin had to leave their wedding behind and has to confront the truth if her love for Do Kyung is worth the pain she went through when she was ditched in her wedding. Also, if it is fair for her to leave her ex-boyfriend after knowing the reason why he had to hurt her.

In the end, Hae Young chooses to follow her heart and embraced Do Kyung regardless of what happened before their romance’s fulfillment as Do Kyung learned how to break the unexplained mirage affecting his relationship with Hae Young.

Peak Points

Reality-Biting Yet Retrospective Love Tale

Another Miss Oh is prettily written in equal parts heartfelt and realistic approaches. The kisses were intense, the arguments were heart-wrenching and the scenarios created were what you really do in a real love world setting.

We typically get pictures of ideal love stories, but that was not the case for Another Miss Oh, the love pairing shared the pain and the bliss in its barest and heart-piercing manner. The angst and confusion of qualifying love were stripped to its messiest and yet sweetest state just how someone would remember how he fought for his one great passionate love.

I think anyone who has loved someone to the point of being drained and crazy will have a weep fest watching the drama. I can only imagine the heartbreak the writer of this drama had experienced in his life to capture the real emotion someone has to go through when he is bargaining with love and when he is angry and missing the person at the same time.

If there’s one lesson Oh Hae Young and Park Do Kyung’s romance would leave their viewers is that how you don’t overthink when you intend to love someone all the way… how you say I love you because that’s what you felt at that moment… and how you embrace the love feeling because you believe it to be true.

The series effortlessly sinks into your system because viewers can relate so much to the heroine on how she bravely fell in love while in pain and acknowledged that she can’t unlove the person overnight.

Oh Hae Young

I can’t help but admire Oh Hae Young for her fearless understanding and strength of her nothing-left-to-break-but-still-willing-to-love kind of heart and her reliance on her family in her moments of vulnerability.

Her love comprehension of her next-door neighbor could-be-could-be-not one-sided love, tested her unique character if she will love him defying reasons or if she will love to understand everything in the process. She is that perfect example of a woman who loves at the moment and will push to it regardless.

I was laughing hard when she was begging her parents’ permission for her to live with her boyfriend. How cool is that? On that note, I love the direct and implied lessons her parents delivered in the story. How they stood up and stayed with her in her moments when she can’t even think for herself.

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Memorable Characters

Park Do Kyung also represented the kind of man, us girls, dig. That kind of man that will make it hard for you to calculate his next move or if he is testing the waters because he doesn’t want to complicate things

I love the supporting cast who went to portraying crazily amusing roles. From Do Kyung’s jaded older sister who speaks French when drunk – which is usually every night – to the womanizer lawyer-best friend and easy-go-lucky younger brother with free spirited girlfriend and to rival Oh Hae Young who didn’t make her quasi villain character looked pitiful.

I only have high praises to Hae Young’s parents who supported their daughter as she embarked on all unimaginable things she did for love.

Another Miss Oh Series Musings

Another Miss Oh is not just your typical rom-com drama. It takes pride in its keen perception of the difference between how a man and a woman take on distinct approaches to loving someone while weighing on their pre-conceived inhibitions that the relationship might not work. It tackles playfully and seriously the kind of love someone can give after learning lessons from a heartbreak.

For the spot on bliss and tears you gave me as a woman and not as a K-drama critic this time, I forgave the extension to benefit some more money for the high ratings. *chuckles For me the story reached its most beautiful place when the heroine, after all the betrayals and half-hearted i-love-you replies and confusions, still chose to be with the man she loves.

Oh Hae Young might appear weak for letting her love for him consume all the reasons why she should let him go. She might look desperate for throwing away the fears she felt, the days she half-lived and the moments she almost gave up. But at the end of it all, she just wanted to love and be loved back.

She just wanted a love that beats in her heart.


Photos: tvN


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