Fated To Love You (운명처럼 널 사랑해)
Fated To Love You (운명처럼 널 사랑해)
 
If you’re looking for a new drama to marathon, then we have the prefect recommendation for you.

Fated To Love You (운명처럼 널 사랑해) is a remake of the popular 2008 Taiwanese drama of the same name. It follows Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk), the CEO and successor of a large company, and Kim Mi Young (Jang Na Ra), nicknamed “Post-it” because of her naivety and kindness that others take advantage of. Their fates are intertwined and the two, unintentionally spending one night together, later discover that she is pregnant.

Think I spoiled too much for you? Not even close. This drama is an extreme departure from the usual drama formula of fated first encounter + crazy shenanigans + sexual tension = love. Instead, Fated To Love You introduces the Snail Couple (Gun and Mi Young’s OTP name) through the progression of Mi Young’s pregnancy.
Since I do not want to spoil anything for new viewers out there, let me break down what makes this drama so fantastic.

This Drama Is Not Afraid To Be Silly

 

From the epic slow motion sequences to the bizarre use of special effects, this drama knows how to surprise its audience. The Snail Couple’s first scene together was particularly memorable because of how ridiculous everything was: a CGI-ed engagement ring falling down an escalator into an exhibition for dog owners, which results in a desperate escape from a dog named Cherry? When drama starts to go down you really will feel a tug on your heartstrings, but in the meantime they know how to make explode in a fit of laughter.

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Lee Gun’s Laugh

I could write a 57-page paper on Lee Gun’s laugh… which does not mean it is a good or bad thing. I will refrain from saying too much about it now in fear of biasing your own reactions; however, I will say that this special laugh is not an homage to the original drama. It was fabricated for the Korean version and, although I have not read a single article yet explaining its existence, I can guess it was done to distance the two characters from each respective drama.
 
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Mi Young Is One Of The Most Likeable People Ever

Okay, this one might be more of a personal preference, but I seriously enjoy Mi Young’s character. She’s incredibly selfless—maybe a little too much at times—and has a heart of gold. She is never one to sugar coat things and will always say things from the heart. And trust me when I say that when she cries, you will feel it.

 
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The Side Characters Are The Best

The best friend roles are usually incorporated as a way for the main characters to open up about their feelings, but these characters wicked personalities. If there is anyone I relate to most in the drama, it is without a doubt Mi Young’s best friend—telling things like it is and not afraid to get stuff done. And, of course, there’s Daniel… *swoon* I really can’t say too much about him. It isn’t really fair of me to loop Daniel in with the side characters because he does have a larger role, but let’s be real… This drama is all about the Snail Couple.


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You Can’t Help But Fall In Love With The Snail Couple

I honestly cannot describe this pairing. They’re adorable, absurd, frustrating, charming, and—gosh, I could go on and on. Their personalities perfectly complement each other and they each have their own qualities to make up for what the other lacks. I could not help but to fall in love with them and you will too!
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Fans of the original drama can also look forward to the Korean remake’s innovative portrayal of Gun (which I hear is quite different from the Taiwanese version) in addition to plot twist towards the middle of the show. And trust me, this plot twist will shock everyone.
The series finishes today (September 4th) so get in your pyjamas, cook up some ramyeon, and get prepared for the laughs and the tears!

 
If you want to watch the series, DramaFever have been subbing it. However, due to licensing restrictions, the series is currently restricted to Premium account holders. New members can have a 7 day free trial, so if you’re the master of marathoning series, getting through the episodes will be no problem!


 
Written by Natalie Elise, LA based writer for K-Soul Magazine

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