It's Okay To Not Be Okay perhaps is one of the many Kdramas that are still on top of trends and is continuously attracting huge audience domestically and internationally. The tvN series was released in 2020 and ran for a total of 16 episodes from June 20, 2020 until August 9, 2020.
The prominent drama recorded an average nationwide viewership rating of 7.348% on its last episode, making it one of the highest-rated Kdramas in the history of cable television.
What is the plot and storyline of It's Okay To Not Be Okay?
It's Okay To Not Be Okay has a unique and mysterious storyline that had every viewer curious and anticipating for more every time a new episode was released. The Kdrama focused on the stories of three main characters with mental illnesses.
More than the romance, It's Okay To Not Be Okay wanted to portray the different lives of people who suffer from mental health disorders and how they cope up with them. The drama perhaps gave the viewers a further understanding of the psychology of humans which hoped that everyone would take a moment to consider their emotions.
Who is the main cast of It's Okay To Not Be Okay?
Moon Gang Tae (Kim Soo Hyun) is a nurse who works at several psychiatric hospitals while living with his older brother who has autism. He transfers from one hospital to another ever since his brother witnessed their mother's murder, which triggers his brother's trauma every spring.
Oh Jung Se breathes life to the character of Moon Sang Tae, Moon Gang Tae's older brother. He is an avid fan of Moon Young and has an impressive talent in drawing to which he started dreaming to be an illustrator. Because he, unfortunately, witnessed his mother's death, he started to have a terrible fear of butterflies which reminds him of the traumatic experience.
Go Moon Young is portrayed by Seo Yea Ji. She is a best-selling children's book author who has an antisocial personality disorder. Moon Young has a troubled childhood and a not-so-good relationship with her parents which prompted her to act like a sociopath. Soon, she encounters Gang Tae and further develops a romantic obsession with him, sometimes going over the top just to get his attention.
It's Okay To Not Be Okay Season 1 Ending Explained
It's Okay To Not Be Okay actually ended on a satisfying yet open-ended note. All the mysteries that surround the three main characters were finally unveiled. The part where Sang Tae successfully overcame his fear of butterflies gave the viewers a huge amount of happy cry. No wonder it's as if we were together with him as he overcomes his trauma.
Moon Young was able to recover. She published her final book with Sang Tae as her illustrator before retiring from writing. The book was different from her previous releases as it was a story about the three. It shows that Moon Young finally learned that a person does not have to be alone to be able to defeat the darkness.
When they went on a road trip, Gang Tae felt he was free from the responsibilities which he do not actually have to do in the first place. All the weight was removed from his shoulders and he can now live his life as his own.
The joyful road trip was met with a sad farewell as Sang Tae decided to go separate ways from his brother and let him live his life without caring for himself as he over worries about other people. Between all this, Moon Young tries to convince Sang Tae to stay and expressed her proposal to have him illustrate more of her stories. This was a probable hint that Moon Young is open to writing another book in the future.
Will It's Okay To Not Be Okay have season 2?
Unfortunately, there is no news or confirmation about It's Okay To Not Be Okay returning for season 2. Neither tvN nor Netflix has given a green light for its renewal.
But, as the last episode gave a hint that Moon Young is open to writing another book in the future, the viewers had it as a hope for It's Okay To Not Be Okay season 2.
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It's Okay To Not Be Okay Season 2 Cast
If there will be It's Okay To Not Be Okay season 2, the three main characters would probably return. Kim Soo Hyun, Seo Yea Ji, and Oh Jung Se may reunite as there are lots of possible plots for season 2, such as Moon Young writing another book and having Sang Tae as her illustrator once more.
The side stories of the supporting characters from season 1 can also be a probable plot for It's Okay To Not Be Okay season 2. Nam Ju Ri and Lee Sang In's characters might display further of their love story as they both hinted romantic interests in each other in the earlier episodes of season 1.