Here is our Melting Me Softly Korean drama overview. Melting Me Softly is a Romantic-Comedy with a sprinkle of thrill. Melting my Softly is the new tvN Korean drama taking over the weekend slot, replacing ‘Arthdal Chronicles’.
Runtime: Saturday and Sunday at 21:00 (KST)
Cast: Ji Chang-wook, Won Jin-ah, Yoon Se-ah
Where to watch: Viki
Melting me Softly is about a variety show director Ma Dong-chan (played by Ji Chang-wook) and one of his variety show participants, Go Mi-ran (played by Won Jin-ah). They become involved in a 24-hour freezing experiment but end up freezed for 20 years. After waking up, they both find themselves un-aged while everyone else has gotten significantly older.
The Blossoming of a Romantic-Comedy
Without spoiling, this show doesn’t exactly start out as a Romantic-Comedy, though it will definitely end-up and focus the on Romantic-Comedy aspect as the show progresses.
This show starts as a science fiction / thriller as it digs deep into the premise of the show, which is using cryogenics to freeze humans for long periods of time. Cryogenics can used to freeze humans in hopes that this may be a way to cure incurable diseases.
However, the show soon moves on from focusing as a science fiction thriller and starts focusing on our two main characters and setting the stage for their romance.
Some scenes don’t make sense
Some scenes outright don’t make sense, especially the scene where they wake up in the lab after twenty years. The lab looks like it’s situated far away in a remote area. But the thing we know is that they both happened to walk ALL THE WAY into the city even though both of them are struggling to even stand up straight.
What I’m saying is the show skipped out on some common logistical details, BUT it’s okay. We come to understand that those aren’t the point of the show, and that its dramatized for effect and to fast-forward the plot.