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4 Things We Loved About The Premiere Episodes Of “Why Her?”

1. LOVED: Seo Hyun Jin’s acting.
Seo Hyun Jin has proven time and time again that she’s able to rise to the occasion when it comes to her roles. If you look at her past works, including “Another Oh Hae Young” and “Dr. Romantic,” we got very believable performances, all of which have brought her to where she is today. Her star power is evident, and we didn’t get anything less than perfect in her role as Oh Soo Jae.
Seo Hyun Jin as Oh Soo Jae is very cold, judgmental, and manipulative. She is willing to do anything and everything to become a partner at the law firm she works at, and she’s not likable. She started as an intern, often ridiculed and made fun of by other lawyers. And her background was not as established as the others, making her an easy target for many. Fast forward several years, and Oh Soo Jae is a partner at the firm. She has caught potential partners in their lies and has risen to the top, all due to finding their weaknesses. We don’t know how she ended up being so heartless, but it’ll eventually be uncovered with the flashbacks.
Aside from the fact that her character is not one we can sympathize with from the start, we have to commend Seo Hyun Jin’s ability to play this role flawlessly. Her bone-chilling, cold gazes and degrading laughs show that she is completely nailing this role. It’s hard to see if her character will be able to redeem herself and become a female lead who is worthy of love, but we shall see where it goes.
2. LOVED: Hwang In Yeop in a lead role.
Hwang In Yeop plays Gong Chan, a freshman at Seojoong Law School. In episode 2, we learn that Gong Chan had met Soo Jae when she was his lawyer for a case where he was wrongfully convicted. He becomes a law student to keep a promise he made to her when he was convicted.
Hwang In Yeop has been busy since the last appearance in “True Beauty,” filming for two K-dramas that both aired within the past month. His fans worldwide were waiting for his return to the small screen, and this double header was the perfect gift. Gong Chan is like a bright sunny day. He’s already got puppy dog eyes for Oh Soo Jae, and it’s a look that fans can never get enough of. His straightforward heart for Soo Jae almost helped with the dark and depressing tone of the first episode. Although it’s still early in the series, his character is already very much lovable; I’m looking forward to seeing his love line with Seo Hyun Jin progress!
3. LOVED: Bae In Hyuk.
We weren’t prepared for Bae In Hyuk to end up being the son of Choi Tae Guk (Heo Joon Ho). There’s something about seeing Bae In Hyuk in bad boy roles that makes him ooze charisma and charm. His role in “My Roommate Is a Gumiho” was similar and memorable, which is why this particular role is already exceeding expectations.

It will be interesting to see how his connection with Oh Soo Jae will develop as the series progresses. If there is a love triangle looming on the horizon, we better prepare to have our hearts broken for him. He’s done the second lead syndrome justice in the past, so he will surely nail it this time!
4. LOVED: The power of love breaking down walls.
It’s a bit corny, but it’s a theme in the series that I’m here for. From the moment Hwang In Yeop comes into the storyline, we are greeted with a wave of warmth. Until this point, the storyline is despairingly dark without any characters to root for. The tone changes entirely once Oh Soo Jae starts teaching at the law school. Gong Chan is shown to be the knight in shining armor who is willing to do anything to protect Oh Soo Jae and be there for her. We can already see her walls breaking down when Gong Chan confesses to her while holding her hand.



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