It's Okay To Not Be Okay: Kim Soo Hyun believes the series healed him as finale records series best ratings

It's Okay To Not Be Okay aired its finale episode on Sunday. While the episode recorded the series' best rating yet, Kim Soo Hyun, Seo Ye Ji and Oh Jung Se described their experience of working on the show.
It's Okay To Not Be Okay: Kim Soo Hyun believes the series healed him as finale records series best ratingsIt's Okay To Not Be Okay: Kim Soo Hyun believes the series healed him as finale records series best ratings
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It was the curtain call for Kim Soo Hyun, Seo Ye Ji and Oh Jung Se for It's Okay To Not Be Okay premiered its finale episode on Sunday. The South Korean drama watched the trio attempt to detach from their childhood traumas, one episode at a time, while exploring other mental health issues on their way. The finale weekend unveiled the mystery behind the Moon brothers' mother's death while Moon Sang Tae overcome his fear for butterflies once and for all. 

The trio also set off to a never-ending road trip which culminated in Moon Sang Tae setting Moon Gang Tae free from his responsibilities. Audiences in South Korea tuned in to watch the trio walk into their happy endings, as a result, It's Okay To Not Be Okay recorded its all-time high ratings. As per Neilson Korea, reported by Soompi, It's Okay To Not Be Okay finale recorded an average nationwide rating of 7.3 percent and a peak of 7.6 percent. It is revealed that the series finale took the top spot in its time slot across the cable channels. 

It's Okay To Not Be Okay marked Kim Soo Hyun's first series as the lead since his return from the compulsory military training. Speaking about the series, the actor confessed that while the series intended on bringing a sense of healing among viewers, he feels he has healed in the process. "They told me that the drama would be about healing people, but I think I was the one who was healed the most. I hope the drama was a help to everyone. ‘It’s okay to not be okay!'” he said. Kim Soo Hyun thanked the team who put together the drama. "Thank you for watching ‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay.’ Everyone, including the director, the screenwriter, the staff, and the cast, worked really hard," he said. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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While fans were looking forward to watching Kim Soo Hyun return, fans of the show were smitten by Seo Ye Ji as well. The actress bowled fans over with her portrayal of the confident and fashionable Ko Mun Yeong. Speaking about the character, Seo Ye Ji said that her heart ached every time the series explored her wounds. She was touched every time the children's author was healed with the help of the Moon brothers. "Although Ko Mun Yeong looked flashy and cold on the outside, she was really lonely. My heart ached when her wounds were revealed, and it was also touching to see how she was healed by becoming a family with Moon Kang Tae and Moon Sang Tae. I’m happy to have received a lot of love as Ko Mun Yeong," she said. She thanked the makers and the fans for all the love and support. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It is safe to say that Oh Jung Se was one of the best performers in the series. The actor portrayed the role of an autistic Oppa, struggling to overcome his fear for butterflies. The character's development from the first episode up until the final scene left fans bowing down to the actor and the writers. 

Sharing his thoughts on the role, Oh Jung Se admitted the Moon Sang Tae led him to self-reflection. He thanked fans for laughing and crying with him through Sang Tae's journey. "Thanks to Moon Sang Tae, I was able to broaden my perspective of the world. Of all the roles I’ve had, Moon Sang Tae is the purest and most warm-hearted. He made me reflect on myself. I want to express my thanks to the viewers for laughing and crying together with Moon Sang Tae as he matured," he said. 

Not only through the series, but off-sets as well, Oh Jung Se caught everyone's attention with the help of Moon Sang Tae. Read more about it here: It's Okay To Not Be Okay star Oh Jung Se goes to an amusement park with a SPECIAL fan & we're an emotional mess

While Kim Soo Hyun, Seo Ye Ji and Oh Jung Se thanked everyone involved in the process, It's Okay To Not Be Okay's chief producer gushed about the trio's performance on the series. Read his statements here: It’s Okay To Not Be Okay Ep 15: Kim Soo Hyun, Seo Ye Ji's tables turned scene wins fans; Maker teases finale

What was your favourite part of the series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

Anonymous 3 days ago

One of the best acting as an autism. I was really admiring his act. His act in good detective was also good. All the very best Oh Jung Se. Fan from Singapore.

Anonymous 1 month ago

i SHIP them so hard!

Anonymous 1 month ago

I loved this K-drama as it explored the different types of mental health issues and reality of life itself. The main characters were excellent in portraying their roles. This is one of the best K-drama and they all deserve an award especially Moon Sang-tae!!! Hope to see them again:))

Anonymous 2 months ago

I laughed, cried and loved this drama from star to finish! The superb acting from the cast, directing and cinematography were fantastic. Having supported people with autism and mental health support needs for over 30 years, this portrayal was so positive, wonderful and heart warming.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I believe everyone deserves every award that can be given worldwide from writing, directing, wardrobe, and most definitely the acting that took place. I cried so many times but I cried the hardest when Moon Sang Tae thanked his brother for being the best little brother as he prepared to take care of himself for the first time. Excellent show!!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

This is not a regular K drama, it is a great work of art. As a psychologist i was moved to see the coherence and depth in the healing process of each character. I am still wandering how the evil mom came back to life, or escaped de obvious death and being thrown in the deep sea. The magic answer to that is a big contrast with the level at which the writing occurred.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Its the best drama everyone could watch really. I think it should be dubbed and shown across the world..No doubt, it was an epic one! In love with Seo Ye ji & Kim Soo Hyun & ofcourse Oh Jung Se

Anonymous 2 months ago

It's Ok... Love It! The beginning of self awareness! MT :)

Anonymous 2 months ago

I love the series, it took me on an emotional journey from the introduction of the moon brothers to the vehicles going their separate ways. Beautifully written and expertly acted. My first K-drama and I was impressed.

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