Because This Is My First Life: Ibeon Saengeun Cheoeumira, aka Because This Life Is Our First
May 13, 2020 5:29 PM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

Two housemates get married for convenience, but discover nothing is simple when it comes to demanding in-laws, or facing their growing bond. (Netflix, tvN Korea)

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Kdrama Kisses review: "Because This is My First Life is a nice romantic comedy that is both fun and sweet. It explores a lot of relationship issues in modern society concerning dating and marriage. It also tackles subjects such as the treatment of women in the workplace as well as what society expects of men and women in a marriage relationship. These issues not only affect their jobs but also their love lives. The drama really excels at bringing these subjects to light and conveying them in a sincere and relatable way."

Kdrama Love review: "I kept joking throughout watching this drama that the writer, instead of winning Best Drama Writer of 2017 at the Baeksang Awards (like our Emmy Awards), should win instead as a writer in a special category called ... Trickster Of The Year! She was constantly surprising all of us with her unexpected developments in her story, for ALL the characters. I love to be surprised instead of feeling like I'm watching "the same old, same old" K-drama tropes. On paper the outline of this story might seem rather unoriginal, but once you enter into that special world, and bond with the wonderful characters, and suffer along with them the slings and arrows of their outrageous fortune, you will quickly realize that this is a heartfelt, fantastic, often ebullient, and profoundly beautiful love story - for three couples, not just one! I actually feel intensely sorry for anyone who has not watched this incredible K-drama."
posted by oh yeah! (1 comment total)
 
I went in to this one thinking from the title that there was maybe going to be some reincarnation hijinks, but, no, it's a straightforward contemporary setting romance (well, 3 romances). Anyway, I really enjoyed it. I found the ending a little underwhelming in that I think it peaks emotionally at the second-to-last episode, but overall I thought this was really lovely.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:44 PM on May 13


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