With a premise of three ladies in hospice coming collectively to homicide somebody, “The One and Only” appeared prefer it was going to be an unimaginable drama from the beginning. With an all-star solid starring Ahn Eun Jin, Red Velvet’s Joy, Kang Ye Won, and Kim Kyung Nam, the premiere episodes lived as much as all expectations after which some. It blended the proper quantity of intrigue, suspense, and human connection in a pleasant fairly little bow. Below, we’ve curated a listing of all of the issues we beloved.
Warning: spoilers for the primary two episodes beneath.
LOVED: The budding relationship between Pyo In Sook, Kang Se Yeon, and Sung Mi Do
Although it is a romance drama, the standout relationship of the present is between Pyo In Sook (Ahn Eun Jin), Kang Se Yeon (Kang Ye Won), and Sung Mi Do (Joy). While Pyo In Sook and Sung Mi Do get off on the completely mistaken foot, it takes mere seconds for Sung Mi Do to step up and be supportive as soon as it’s revealed that Pyo In Sook’s grandma Yook Sung Ja (Go Doo Shim) has been overwhelmed badly by her neighbor who then moved on to his daughter Ha San Ah (Seo Yeon Woo). Kang Se Yeon is fast to affix as effectively and units the homicide plot into movement by asking if it could be okay to take one individual with them since they’re terminally ailing.
Considering that they weren’t getting alongside, it was gratifying to see how briskly they arrive to work collectively to come back to the protection of Yook Sung Ja and Ha San Ah. Despite their variations, it actually confirmed how related their values are. Not solely are they keen to defend those that have been helpless, however additionally they appear to provide one another the energy to claim themselves in methods they tended to draw back from earlier than. They all maintain again of their life — Pyo In Sook along with her grandmother, Kang Se Yeon along with her mother-in-law and husband, and Sung Mi Do along with her shallow pals — however this time, they select to not. Plus, what creates a stronger friendship than committing homicide collectively?
LOVED: Min Woo Chun being a justice killer of kinds
While the drama didn’t shed a lot gentle on its mysterious murderer Min Woo Chun (Kim Kyung Nam), it actually positioned him as somebody with a robust set of justice. Admittedly, this feels bizarre to say as he actually kills individuals for a dwelling. However, the drama makes it clear that he solely takes the roles if he believes the individual is full trash.
It was onerous to know what to anticipate when it got here to his character going into the drama. It sounded slightly dramatic that he’s an murderer because the present is centered round one homicide that the three ladies commit reasonably than him. What could be the purpose of getting an murderer concerned? But after seeing the episodes, he positively added some intrigue, and it’s fascinating that he’s positioned as a justice killer/anti-hero. Since it’s marketed as a romance drama, making him a very immoral and ruthless murderer wouldn’t have made him somebody you’d wish to root for. I can’t say the drama already made me invested within the romance that’s coming, however I do respect that he does appear to have a robust sense of justice. And I additionally like that it begs the query that if he does have a robust set of morals, why does he flip to homicide within the first place?
LOVED: Sung Mi Do’s clever and crafty character
When it involves the aftermath of the homicide, Sung Mi Do is absolutely set as much as be the brains of the operation for higher or worse. She simply crafts up an alibi for the three of them, however extra strikingly, she tells Kang Se Yeon that she is the one who delivered the deadly blow after discovering that she doesn’t keep in mind the occasions because of the remedy she took.
This scene was completely diabolical. Throughout the drama, Joy simply showcased how Sung Mi Do is a brilliant however lonely individual, however this scene actually confirmed off her performing chops. As a viewer, you may’t assist however really feel uncomfortable but in addition impressed on the similar time. It actually was not the morally appropriate factor to do within the state of affairs, however you may’t deny that it was a sensible and calculated transfer. I additionally like the way it positions Sung Mi Do as a wild card. It’s clear she doesn’t wish to be left behind, but it surely’s her protection mechanism to look out for herself. Her crafty character might simply be an asset or a dilemma for the trio because the drama continues, and I can’t wait to see how Joy will proceed to painting the advanced feelings of Sung Mi Do.
LOVED: Ha San Ah reuniting along with her mother
The most suspenseful scene of the drama is when Ha San Ah’s dad (Baek Hyun Jin) chases her after she foils his try and fatally poison her. Even although you may inform the place the scene goes beat for beat, it nonetheless makes your coronary heart pound with concern. But all of it may be put apart as soon as he dies, and Ha San Ah will get to reunite along with her mom.
This is without doubt one of the first scenes within the drama the place you may really take a second to release a large sigh of aid. It was good that we obtained to see Ha San Ah get a brand new lease on life along with her mom since they now not should be separated and run and conceal.
LOVED: Pyo In Sook selecting to not forgive her father
If there’s one factor that K-dramas love, it’s the redemption of absent dad and mom. This shouldn’t be a nasty factor per se, as everybody has advanced relationships with their dad and mom. You love them, however the fact is, generally they’ll damage you in irreparable methods. However, “The One and Only” takes a distinct strategy and permits Pyo In Sook to inform her father Pyo Kang Sun (Jang Hyun Sung) that despite the fact that she needs to like and open her coronary heart to him, she will’t try this due to how he handled her as a toddler.
The concept that we should forgive our dad and mom for all their wrongdoings just because they’re our dad and mom is an thought that’s typically supported within the media. I actually favored that “The One and Only” took the other route and allowed Pyo In Sook to carry onto her company and validate her blended emotions in the direction of her father. His abandonment of her was not simply swept underneath the rug within the title of affection. The drama acknowledged it as mistaken and holds him accountable for his terrible actions. While that’s to not say that because the drama progresses she gained’t forgive him or settle for his love, permitting Pyo In Sook to completely really feel and vocalize her emotions was a really poignant scene. I feel this scene specifically actually solidifies the drama as her story, and it is vitally well-written. I count on it can turn out to be much more touching as the remainder of the drama unfolds.
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