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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 took longer to get into that aspect of the story than I would have liked though.
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 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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