Touch Your Heart Korean Drama Review

Touch Your Heart Korean Drama - Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na

Touch Your Heart is a romantic comedy about an actress (Yoo In Na) that was recently involved in a big scandal who is trying to get a new role by learning about it through a job, so she is hired by a lawyer (Lee Dong Wook) to be his secretary.

Alright, it’s on to the legal romantic comedy Touch Your Heart!  This has been a highly anticipated drama for me and many others because of the reunion of our famed Goblin couple, Reaper and Sunny, played by Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na. They had some serious chemistry in that drama, so I’ve been ready for more of that!

Touch Your Heart Korean Drama -Yoo In Na

Yoo In Na plays the former top actress Oh Yoon Seo. She’s a bubbly and sweet woman with a big heart. But a scandal caused her to lose favor with the public and her career to suffer. Desperate to get a new role, she agrees to be a secretary at a law firm for three months.

Touch Your Heart Korean Drama -Lee Dong Wook

Lee Dong Wook is lawyer Kwon Jung Rok. He is a bit prickly and very straight forward, but he is also honest and kindhearted. He’s not too happy about Yoon Seo suddenly shaking up his world, but eventually, he can’t help but fall for her charms.

Touch Your Heart Korean Drama - Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na

I’m pretty selective with anything legal, and it was mostly Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na who made me show up for Touch Your Heart. It is pretty standard fare for a legal romantic comedy. The first couple episodes have a decent set up. It took a bit to really warm up, but it was cute enough as they introduced us to the characters.

Lee Dong Wook’s stoic attitude contrasts perfectly with Yoo In Na’s bright and sunny (pun intended, hehe) disposition. And she really is adorable here! I just loved her cute little voice and all of her mannerisms. I thought this was also a particularly cute role for Lee Dong Wook who was surprisingly adorable himself once we see past prickly demeanor.

Touch Your Heart Korean Drama - Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na

And luckily, Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na still had that beautiful chemistry this time around. These two just play off of each other perfectly from their basic interactions to those blushing smiles to their touching declarations of affection for each other.

I really got a kick out of both of them as their romantic feelings developed. Yoon Seo was adorable as she fell for Jung Rok and was constantly misreading the situation and imagining all of these fun encounters. Then Jung Rok was a bit awkward and slow on the uptake for a while, but he eventually got the hang of things. It was really sweet watching him try to make Yoon Seo happy and to be a good boyfriend.

Touch Your Heart Korean Drama - Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na

On the surface, this couple might seem pretty typical, but they are actually quite mature. Once they got to where they were actually a couple, they usually communicated fairly well. Most misunderstandings were cleared up in good time, mostly thanks to Jung Rok’s straightforwardness and Yoon Seo’s wearing her emotions on her sleeve.

And they were just so darn cute! Yoon Seo’s giddiness and Jung Rok’s subtle smiles were so adorable. A good chunk of the drama is just them interacting, so luckily, they nailed those parts with their delightful rapport, and it was just a joy to watch them. Just the way they looked at each other made my heart flutter!

Touch Your Heart Korean Drama - Shim Hyung Tak and Park Kyung Hye

Of course, I liked both of our main characters from the get go, but I also loved all of the other lawyers at the firm. This was one quirky bunch of people! They were all a lot of fun, and I really enjoyed seeing the various relationships play out.

My favorite was definitely that of Lawyer Choi (Shim Hyung Tak) and Lawyer Dan (Park Kyung Hye). Lawyer Dan was constantly falling in love but unable to win over the guys while Lawyer Choi was a narcissistic mamma’s boy. They were both hilarious as individual characters, but watching them go head to head was especially fun. Then the added bonus of seeing the romance blossom was too cute!

Touch Your Heart Korean Drama - Son Sung Yoon Touch Your Heart Korean Drama - Lee Sang Woo

Now, probably the dullest part of the drama came in the form of our prosecutors including Jung Rok’s close friend and roommate Kim Se Won (Lee Sang Woo) and Yoo Yeo Reum (Song Sung Yoon) who he used to have feelings for.

They weren’t particularly interesting characters, and their story line was pretty boring. It didn’t help that they didn’t get much screen time to really develop things. Although since I wasn’t into them at all, I was mostly glad that they weren’t focused on much.

Touch Your Heart Korean Drama - Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na

Although I was liking the romantic comedy elements, and that is by far the strength of the drama, I was definitely glad it had more going on. The legal side of the show allows us to see several cases play out. I was pretty happy that here wasn’t a lot of them, but the ones they showed were engaging and mostly made for a nice addition to the series to pad things up. Plus, I felt the romantic comedy side outweighed the legal side which was great for me.

Then we deal with Yoon Seo’s stalker situation in the second half. The drama drops hints at it early on, but it takes a while before we actually deal with it. It took longer to get into that aspect of the story than I would have liked though.

Touch Your Heart Korean Drama -Lee Dong Wook

But when we finally dove into it, it briefly added a nice suspense element to the latter part of the drama. It also brings out some intense emotions for both Jung Rok and Yoon Seo. I wish they would have developed this story a bit more and used it throughout the drama, but I was glad that we got a few thrills.

The drama is pretty angst light for the most part, but Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na portray the romance so well, and the show kept things moving so nicely in that department, that it really helped me out. And thankfully, we do get a bit of angst in the homestretch of the drama.

Touch Your Heart Korean Drama - Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na

Touch Your Heart is basic in its formula, but it did what a romantic comedy needs to do most by completely selling our main couple. Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na’s fantastic chemistry coupled with an adorable relationship journey made the drama quite enjoyable. Then add in that little bit of angst and a dash of thrills, and everything balanced out well.

My Rating: 7.5/10

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14 Responses to Touch Your Heart Korean Drama Review

  1. D says:

    I am on episode 12 at the moment. I agree with everything you said in your review and I am so glad that legal part was minimal compared to the rest. I felt that those cases were used mainly to highlight the character’s relationships. I am really enjoying this drama so far. I like it far better than I did What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim – kind of similar concept with secretary falling in love with her boss. Even though the drama gets a bit more serious in the later stretch, I love how they still maintained some of the comedy stuff. I love all the side characters too except for the two boring prosecutors – lol!!

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    • Kay says:

      I’m really glad the legal part was minimal too. It worked just perfectly to pad up the drama a bit so there was a little something else going on. Normally, I would prefer there to be a stronger story, but this was that rare case where the couple was just great that it made up for it for the most part. I too liked this a lot better than What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim. That one also had a pretty great couple, but I didn’t feel like the writing was as good. And yes, what happened with the prosecutors?! How did everyone else end up so entertaining and them so boring? lol

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  2. kdramachickblog says:

    Your review was spot on in every aspect. Though I would give it a tad higher rating just because of the cute factor! It had the feel of Secretary Kim but better. I loved that it almost felt like both of the Goblin characters were reincarnated into these two because he was still stoic like Reaper and she was still upbeat like Sunny. The pacing was perfect as well, it never felt draggy. I adored this one 😁

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    • Kay says:

      Hi Kate! Great to hear from you 🙂 This drama did have a serious cute factor! I agree, I felt like this perfected what What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim was trying to do. I’m sure it helped that I had so much affection for our Goblin couple going in, but the writing with all of the fun banter between them had to be there to showcase their amazing chemistry. I was surprised how well it was paced considering how strong the rom-com element was. I too thought it stayed good all the way through and was just super cute! 🙂

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  3. I agree that the whole drama was really well balanced. And I really like the ending part! ^_^
    I think there are many good dramas in 2019, I can’t wait to watch more! ❤

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    • Kay says:

      It really was well done. And yes, the ending was great! 🙂 You’re right, 2019 has already given us quite a few wonderful dramas. I’m excited to see what else it gives us!

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  4. MyKDramaticLife says:

    Can’t wait to see. It will be on my upnext list next month. I am always open to every romcom out there.

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  5. Priyasha says:

    I just loved the Kdrama ❤ so much ❤

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  6. Eva says:

    As usual Kay… great review. I so agree with your rating. The main actors were great and the chemistry was there but I felt like there was something missing. I too agree that the creepy ex stalker/ chaebol should have been built up earlier to make it even more interesting.

    Maybe I was looking for more DRAMA since the previous drama I was watching prior to this was the voice and warm and cozy. So maybe my expectations were a tad unrealistic.

    I think warm and cozy nailed the whole romcom aspect more compared to touch my heart. But that is just my own personal opinion 😊

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    • Kay says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 Touch Your Heart was really the epitome of a basic, fluffy rom-com. Plot light with the focus on a super cute couple. Some of the elements like the legal side and the stalker story line were a bit weak, but the drama shined where it counted the most. It also really helped that Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na were a much anticipated reunion and then gave us all the cute we were missing from them in Goblin.

      And I know what you mean about drama. I always prefer drama/angst in my shows. For me, it’s usually needed to make the plot more interesting. I just tend to get bored easily if it’s just a basic rom-com. A drama usually has to go full on comedy and be my style for me to not need the angst which actually very rarely happens. Eulachacha Waikiki was one of the few that accomplished that for me. But Touch Your Heart did about as well as I could expect for being angst light which left me pretty happy 🙂

      So you really liked Warm and Cozy? That drama got a lot of hate when it came out. I’ve kept it on my watch list though since I almost always like Hong sisters’ dramas.

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      • Eva says:

        Ohhh now that you explained it …it makes more sense. So if I would choose a representative of the fluffy rom-com, touch your heart would be the perfect example.

        Yes I think a drama should be mixed up with something else to make it more interesting. Like you pointed out romcom with drama/angst or romcom with full out comedy. It adds more spice to the drama.

        I really enjoyed warm and cozy coz I’m basically in love with Yoon Yeon Seok now a days. The drama was kinda predictable and had a lot of push and pull between the characters. I understand why it would irritate some viewers but I enjoyed it very much. Well it is a personal opinion anyway.

        I didn’t know it didn’t get a great reception. Hmmmm well. If you do watch it, I hope you’ll give it a review. I wanna see your take on it as well.😊

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        • Kay says:

          Oh yes, whenever I actually get around to Warm and Cozy, I’ll definitely review it. Hong sisters’ dramas of recent also get a fair amount of hate mixed in while I’ve continued to enjoy them, so hopefully that’s the case here too!

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