Melting Me Softly Korean Drama Review

Melting Me Softly Korean Drama - Ji Chang Wook and Won Jin Ah

Melting Me Softly is a romantic comedy about a variety show PD (Ji Chang Wook) and a part time worker (Won Jin Ah) at a broadcast station who are involved in a project where they are supposed to be frozen for 24 hours, but after something goes wrong, they instead wake up 20 years later.

Youth Records Korean Drama - Park So Dam

Ji Chang Wook plays Ma Dong Chan. He’s a star PD who is great at his job and likes taking risks. He quickly jumps at the chance to be a part of the Frozen Human Project, but he never could have guessed the experiment would go wrong and land him 20 years in the future.

Melting Me Softly Korean Drama - Won Jin Ah

Won Jin Ah is Go Mi Ran. Mi Ran is a struggling part time worker at Dong Chan’s broadcast station and is known for being willing to participate in crazy stunts. That’s how she ends up joining the experiment and having her life completely changed.

Melting Me Softly Korean Drama - Yoon Se Ah

Then we have Yoon Se Ah as Na Ha Young. She was Dong Chan’s girlfriend in 1999 and strongly opposed him doing the experiment. She is left devastated after she loses him and then has her life shaken up when he suddenly returns after 20 years.

Youth Records Korean Drama - Park So Dam

Melting Me Softly was such a fun drama for me. I got hooked quickly and really loved the first few episodes. They introduced the story well with the interesting concept of people being frozen and waking up 20 years later.

I liked how they told the initial story while mixing scenes from the “present” 1999 time line combined with flashbacks leading up to the frozen project. It connected me with the characters, their situations, and their relationship dynamics.

Melting Me Softly Korean Drama - Ji Chang Wook Melting Me Softly Korean Drama - Won Jin Ah

We briefly see what happened right after they were frozen and then we jump 20 years into the future to 2019. The drama did excellent at showing how disorienting it was for Dong Chan and Mi Ran to find themselves in the future as well as their families reactions to the situation. It was jam-packed with feels as we see everyone reunite and try to adjust to everything. I was thoroughly pleased with how it was all handled.

Melting Me Softly Korean Drama - Kim Won Hae, Jeon Soo Kyung, Yoon Seok Hwa

The drama leans heavily towards the romantic comedy side with a dash of sci-fi surrounding the frozen experiment. The comedy is quite silly, and I would compare it to another drama from this writer, Strong Woman Do Bong Soon.

It worked for me, and I actually found Melting Me Softly quite funny. Any drama that has a time travel type concept is primed for fun regarding adjusting to the future. I was happy that this drama spent a few episodes showing the humor around that.

Melting Me Softly Korean Drama - Ji Chang Wook and Won Jin Ah

About a third of the way through the drama, we really get the romance starting to take shape. I liked seeing Dong Chan and Mi Ran develop feelings for each other. They were in a very unique situation that only the two of them could understand.

They also have to contend with a side effect of them being frozen…they have to keep their body temperatures lower than normal or they could die. It makes for some dramatic situations where their lives are at stake.

We also get a bit of a love triangle as Dong Chan is reunited with his girlfriend from 20 years ago, Ha Young. They have to address old feelings between them as well as some uncomfortable truths.

Melting Me Softly Korean Drama - Shim Hyung Tak

This is one of those great dramas where I loved all of the supporting characters. They are all so quirky and hilarious, and I loved how over-the-top they were. This made every scene interesting which is something I can’t praise enough.

One of my favorites was the man Mi Ran was dating back in 1999, Hwang Byung Sim (Shim Hyuang Tak). And let me tell you, this guy was something else! He’s completely delusional and thinks she is madly in love with him for 20 years.

He’s a total jerk and basically a stalker, but his reactions are so crazy and completely hilarious. Shim Hyuang Tak was perfect for this role with his animated faces and gestures. He cracked me up every time he was on screen.

Melting Me Softly Korean Drama - Ji Chang Wook, Kim Won Hae, Jeon Soo Kyung

I liked Dong Chan and Mi Ran’s families too. They are all very interesting and fun characters, and I got a lot of laughs from them. There are also many touching moments throughout the drama as these families deal with everything. I was particularly touched by the moments between them and their siblings. I teared up on multiple occasions seeing how much they loved each other.

Melting Me Softly Korean Drama - Im Won Hee and Jung Hae Kyun

We have a couple of supporting characters who worked at the station and were involved in covering up the frozen experiment. They are very over-the-top and spend much of the drama shrieking in despair about what to do. I normally wouldn’t find this funny, but something about this duo just worked for me, and I enjoyed their crazy reactions.

Melting Me Softly Korean Drama - Ji Chang Wook and Won Jin Ah

For those considering watching this one, expectations are key. It’s a rom-com with a side of sci-fi. It’s meant to be silly and fun with a sci-fi story that is on the fantastical side. Not everything makes logical sense, but I wouldn’t expect it to with this type drama.

It’s not meant to be over-analyzed as there is a basic problem to solve regarding our couple being frozen and a straight forward villain looking to cause trouble. This part of the story isn’t particularly hard hitting, but it adds in a nice back drop for the romance and the comedy.

Melting Me Softly Korean Drama - Ji Chang Wook Melting Me Softly Korean Drama - Won Jin Ah

This was one of those times where I was really surprised to see how many people really disliked this drama and thought the story was bad and boring. It felt like I had watched a different drama. That wasn’t my experience at all as I thought the story progressed nicely from the set up, to our characters adjusting to their new lives, to the sci-fi mystery, and then turning into a wonderful romance.

Just remember, this is meant to be fun and not super serious. And there were other people like me who really enjoyed this drama, so I would recommend at least giving it a try to see if the style works for you.

Melting Me Softly Korean Drama - Ji Chang Wook and Won Jin Ah

I really liked getting to see Dong Chan and Mi Rain adjust to their new lives and fall in love. When taking it for what it is, I found the drama to be a whole lot of fun with a lovely romance.

There are also a good amount of cute couple moments with them being very adorable. I loved watching them develop feelings and how protective they were towards each other. This couple faced quite a few challenges, sometimes with their lives at stake, and they were always there for one another.

Melting Me Softly was just a wonderful watch. The sci-fi concept was interesting, and I loved all of the characters who made me laugh quite a lot. I also thoroughly enjoyed the sweet romance that blossomed into such a caring and nurturing relationship.

My Rating: 8/10

Check out more Korean Drama Reviews.

Kdrama Kisses Sign Up Button - Korean Dramas Reviews, News, Guides

Copyright © 2015-2019 by Kdrama Kisses

About Kay

Greetings! I’m Kay, creator and author of Kdrama Kisses. Kdrama Kisses is dedicated to bringing you the latest in kdrama casting news, drama trailers, reviews, and more. Happy drama watching to everyone!
This entry was posted in Reviews and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

16 Responses to Melting Me Softly Korean Drama Review

  1. I’m on episode 4 and I find it entertaining and really funny. And with your review, I think I’ll finish this drama with a smile on my face. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      That’s good to hear! 🙂 You should definitely know within the next few eps if you like the tone and direction it’s going for the rest of the drama. It may not have worked for most people, but this drama worked really well for me 🙂 Hope it does for you too!


  2. kissingsun says:

    I left this so I can binge it, haha! Need some comedy and silliness so I’m stoked you liked it.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Kate says:

    Really glad you liked this one with another 8! I loved the beginning, set up, characters, comedy, and acting but in the end this really didn’t click for me. It was good but not great. Entertaining but I didn’t think the chemistry was quite there. Felt like it bounced from comedy to serious and didn’t quite settle. It was more a 6 or 7 for me. JCW is a fave of mine so I’m eagerly looking forward to his next project.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      I know! I’m just doing out the 8’s this month, lol. It’s been long overdue 🙂 Sorry you didn’t love it, but I’m glad you found some redeeming qualities in it and at least didn’t hate it like so many did. And there was Ji Chang Wook of course 🙂 I’ll be looking forward to his next project too.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. I really enjoyed the drama the first half, then it started to lose it’s momentum for me. There was so much happening that I didn’t really find that it was clicking for me. Glad you enjoyed it though.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      Thank you! It really was a nice drama for me 🙂 Yes, there definitely was a lot happening in that second half. At least you enjoyed some of it, though it’s too bad it eventually didn’t click. Hopefully, your next drama is one that you love 🙂


  5. M yKDramaticLife says:

    And I am very much excited to see this one.
    My Ji Chang Wook is so so back. ❤ ❤ ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Pingback: Korean Drama Update for November 2019 | Kdrama Kisses

  7. Pingback: Best Korean Dramas of 2019 | Kdrama Kisses

  8. Jermena says:

    Once again, you expressed it so well in your review😊
    I don’t know why and how people could’ve disliked this drama!
    I thoroughly enjoyed myself….
    The only time i had laughed the way i did in this drama, in the recent past, was when i watched Clean With Passion For Now. Otherwise, MMS was so hilarious😄😄
    My favourites were Do Chan’s two workmates, even without saying anything, they were very funny. Then Mi ran’s ex. That guy was unbelievable!
    Everything in this drama was adorable. The lead couple’s families were special. I felt their love for each other.
    And i Loved the lead couple’s romance so much….such a sweet love story, such great chemistry😊

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      I was so surprised how many people disliked this drama! I didn’t know at all when I watched it and couldn’t believe the reactions I was seeing afterwards. I thought it was so cute and fun. I laughed a lot too 🙂 And yes, the supporting cast was also so funny! Plus, the romance was really nice. I though the drama was wonderful. I’m glad you did too! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.