Melody

This sci fi/romantic comedy drama tells a story about a man who has a severe allergy to human touch and how a robot (or a woman who pretends to be a robot, to be precise) has changed his life thereafter.

Kim Min Kyoo (starring Yoo Seung Ho) lost his parents since young. He was then adopted by his late father's business partner and good friend but the latter had an agenda for adopting him. Since then, Min Kyoo started developing an allergy towards human and any contact with them will result him in rashes and in some circumstances his allergic reaction may even lead to death if it is severe. No one knows about his condition and he always make sure to carry some syringes along so that should the allergy happens, he could always inject the prescribed solution into his body. For fifteen years he has suffered and endured this strange condition and lives an isolated life. As a director of KM Financial, he could easily command the staff and goes to the company only when necessarily. When he is out, he also make sure to wear gloves and carry a baton. This is how his life is like until KM Financial invests and brings in the Santa Maria Team; a group of four young scientists who are in charge of building and engineering a human-like robot they called Aji 3.

Jo Ji Ah (starring Chae Soo Bin) is a hardworking young woman who has the passion of inventing products which are both useful and sentimental to the users. Her ex-boyfriend, who is the leader of the Santa Maria Team, approaches her one day for her help in pretending as Aji 3 since the robot isn't ready to be delivered to Min Kyoo and Aji 3 has the facial appearance of Ji Ah. Ji Ah took up the offer eventually due to her needing the money and also as part of a favor to her ex-boyfriend and this begins a complex relationship between two human beings and a robot.


I enjoyed this drama for a few reasons. For starters, the romance between Min Kyoo and Ji Ah is so sweet; one could definitely feel the chemistry between them. I also liked it that this story is focused more on the connections among people than the sci-fi part; because after all most of the interactions is Ji Ah posing as Aji 3 rather than the robot itself, although there are still some scenes on the real Aji 3 showing its intelligence side. But, there are also parts which left me skeptical of course, such as the skin elasticity and the mechanical movements of the robot (because no matter how they look human-like or move like us, there are still ways to tell the difference between a human and a robot, yes?) Of course this is a (fantasy) drama so I'd cast my doubts and disbelief aside, after all what is most beautiful than finding love and conquering your fears?


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10 Responses
  1. jenclair Says:

    I'm curious about how Ji Ah manages to imitate the robot. :)


  2. Jenny Says:

    Another one I want to watch now.


  3. Lark Says:

    This one sounds like a lot of fun. I want to watch it, too. :)


  4. This does sound fun! This sounds like something I would enjoy.


  5. Melody Says:

    Jenclair - Well she does have a few tricks, lol.


  6. Melody Says:

    Jenny - Hope you'll enjoy it if you do watch it.


  7. Melody Says:

    Lark - It was fun and romantic. :)


  8. Melody Says:

    Wendy - It was a great escapism from the (thrilling) books I read. :)


  9. Nina Says:

    I love korean drama! Have you watched Goblin? One of my favourites. So good! I haven't watched this one, but I'm in the middle of Chicago Typewriter. So far, so good! Adding this one to the list.


  10. Melody Says:

    Nina - Yes, I'd watched Goblin. I hope you'll enjoy this one when you get to it.