Song Shi On is a university student who is majoring in contemporary dance. After a serious row, he is thrown out of the family home and is left with an emotional wound. Shi On decides to pursue his ambition and ends up sharing a rooftop apartment with Jin Hong Seok, a cold but attentive man working as a debt collector for the lending firm Chachacha Capital after abandoning his dream of becoming a pianist. As the duo forms a close bond, the affection of CEO Cha Soo Ryeon and the jealousy of senior student Jung Hun threaten to derail their fledgling love story. (Source: allekseu at MyDramaList) Edit Translation
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The intention was good but the delivery didn't make the cut!The love story part was beautiful and heartwarming. ML's backstory was a little erratic and second male leads was non-existent except telling that he didn't go to college (or was it high school). The whole debt collector job was confusing as it shows him resigning yet boss lady still had a hold on him which didn't make sense. The only job I can think of right now that you can't quit is the military! He only had to do one more job. With that, Shi On said he could repay in one month after he won, which he did win so Hong Seok being his guarantor shouldn't have caused him to be sent to Vietnam. Nor should she have been able to threaten his home because he was given that extra month to repay by the GM!
This story was rushed and the writer seemed to forget the details already expressed to the audience to focus on main story leaving plot holes and confusion. We don't even know what happened to the sunbae antagonist after Hong Seok confronted him. We didn't even see him at the competition! We didn't get to see a reaction from his "peers" after he won and at least 2 were sitting there in the lobby. We don't know whether Hong Seok pursued modeling (since he did seem to enjoy it) or stay as a debt collector.
The ending was completely rushed. I would have given a lower rating if this wasn't a genre that I want to encourage, support, promote and see more of being created simply due to the poor writing of the story. The actors were amazing! I want to make sure they receive their praise for their abilities as well. I hope future endeavors into this genre put more effort into the story telling.
Red string or red herring?You make me dance is a story that is as unlikely as its pair- a debt collector and the debitor. It offers nothing new either in its plot or in its characterisation. But it makes us sit through till completion because of how honestly it portrays that unlikely story. Jin Hong Seok is a machine living his monotonous life and Song Shi On is at the prime of his youth full of hopes, dreams and wishes. One seems about done with his life while the other actively wants to begin his. In another world where chance encounters with supposed couples do not happen, these two might have as well lived their lives blissfully unaware of the other's existence. But here they form a strange bond that develops with the help of some even stranger rationale. It's also strangely engaging despite the lack of a strong plot and any actual conflict.
In many ways, the movie is simple minded and that can be refreshing to those who do not want to spend their time dissecting all the layers underneath a character. There are themes of abandonment and midlife crisis but they are not addressed, just mentioned. I wouldn't say any character is well rounded but that is on the story- the characters are molded to fit in. It becomes an even easier watch if we just accept the things the way they roll out and here's the catch- in spite of all its misgivings, the movie is surprisingly acceptable. Not in a "this is ridiculous but it's funny and emotional" kind of way but more along the lines of "yes, it's far from perfect but it's not impossible". That definitely goes in favour of the movie.
Another impressive aspect in this clichéd story is that it doesn't depend on fate, much in contrast to its opening scenes. The leads over here try and make things happen instead of leaving them up for fate to chance upon and throw in their way. I don't know if this was intended or it just unknowingly came to be, but it feels good. Fate and destiny are what we create for ourselves, after all.
The figurative red thread keeps making metaphorical appearances throughout and is well used. I didn't understand what purpose the CEO of Chachacha was supposed to serve, but thankfully her scenes are limited and she is there more to pull the story towards the required ending than be an actual obstacle. Same goes for Shi On's senior. The final twenty minutes could have been written, edited and presented much better. Everything was building up to that point and it felt as if the balloon just popped all of a sudden without any reason. It was an unsolvable mess of poor writing and poor execution and that was actually the bigger disappointment compared to the wafer thin story line. Music is good even though it doesn't stand out. Cinematography is okay and the performances are convincing. This isn't something I'd fawn over now or later but it's not bad as a one time watch.