Run On: Run On
March 20, 2021 5:28 PM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

Veering off course from his preset path, a track star follows his own pace and heart for the first time after a film translator steps into his life. (Netflix, jTBC Korea)

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*BiblioBria review: "Run On is a light, comfortable and cute watch that is overall satisfying. There’s typical KDrama hijinks (and things that kind of make no sense/unnecessary outside of KDrama Land) with a little humor and an interesting look into lives of a movie translator, national team athlete, sports agent and art student. The drama had interesting storylines and I wasn’t bored, even when there wasn’t a ton of action at once. I didn’t feel that typical k drama “lull” I usually get about 6 or 7 episodes into a drama. I also felt like the drama touched on subjects in what could be considered the “right” way, feminist takes here and there and of course treating the queer characters well and people taking ownership and apologizing when they do the wrong thing. The drama had things to say without feeling preachy. (Still rooting for more queer main characters in dramas though.)"

*KDramaDiary review

*KdramaAndRamen - spoiler-free review: "Run on is an interesting drama with slow moving plot that relies on the characters themselves more than actions and events. If you are looking for an action-packed story full of excitement and humor, this drama is probably not a good choice. But if you enjoy the slow-burn romance that digs deep into character development and emotional growth, this drama is definitely worth checking out."

*KDramaAndRamen full review

The Review Geek - Full Season review: Run On is a wonderful slice of life drama, centering on themes of acceptance, belonging and purpose. With well written characters, an evolving, progressive storyline and a great blend of humour, romance and drama, Run On is certainly in the running for one of the best Korean dramas of 2021.
posted by oh yeah! (1 comment total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This show wrapped up its broadcast/Netflix-weekly schedule back in February, but I just finished watching today.

I don't know that this is going to make my top of 2021 list, but, I did like the show. Kind of a nice meta take on kdrama romance tropes. (Though the first episode was kind of weirdly off-putting, so, if anyone decides to check it out from seeing the Fanfare thread, watch at least through episode 2 to get a better idea of the characters and tone.)
posted by oh yeah! at 7:31 PM on March 20, 2021

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