So Not Worth It is a comedy sitcom about a quirky group of international students living in a college dorm together and follows all of their relationships and the strange adventures they get involved in.
The students include the RA Se Wan (Park Se Wan), Jamie (Shin Hyun Seung) from America, Sam (Choi Young Jae) who grew up in Australia, Hyun Min (Han Hyun Min) from South Korea, Minnie (Minnie) from Thailand, Carson (Carson Allen) from America, Hans (Joakim) from Sweden, and Terris (Terris Brown) from Trinidad.
So Not Worth It is done in the style of a sitcom, so it has a bit of a different feel than a regular kdrama. It’s a quick and easy watch with only 12 half hour episodes. This series is very light and is primarily a comedy. Most of the comedy wasn’t really to my tastes, but it did have moments that I found funny.
I do have to mention the show has an awful laugh track used throughout it though. It was seriously unneeded, and I definitely felt like it took away from the comedy.
Mostly we see the students get involved in a variety of crazy and troublesome situations that have humorous results. There are a few slightly more serious topics sprinkled throughout the show, but it sticks heavily to the comedy category.
The show has a lot of newer actors, so some of the acting was a bit green. Luckily, the sitcom style of the show works well for newer actors, so I don’t think it was that big of an issue.
It was also nice to see such a diverse cast which is certainly rare in kdramas. We have students from all over the world of various nationalities. It’s great watching them all come together in one drama.
There is also a romance arc between Se Wan and Jamie. This develops over the course of the show and becomes pretty prominent about midway through. This arc had that standard rom-com feel with the getting off on the wrong foot, misunderstandings, and eventually growing close as feelings develop. I enjoyed seeing this fun little relationship take shape.
Since a good chunk of the humor wasn’t to my tastes, the situational nature of the show did make it feel draggy for me despite my like for the characters and the cute little romance. I think if you like the comedy style though, this could be a great and unique show for you because it has such a light and fun feel to it.
My Rating: 6/10
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