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[Review] Lovely Runner

In this edition of our drama review, we’re diving into a recent production that had us riding an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. Let’s talk about the tvN gem, ‘Lovely Runner’.

Lovely Runner’ is a captivating blend of time travel, romance, and fantasy, based on the novel ‘Tomorrow’s Best’ by Kim Bbang. Written by Lee Shi-eun and directed by Yoon Jong-ho and Kim Tae-yeop, this drama masterfully intertwines heartfelt moments with thrilling twists.

Meet Im Sol (Kim Hye Yoon), a disabled woman who finds solace in the music of her favourite band, Eclipse, especially the lead singer, Ryu Sun-jae (Byeon Woo Seok). His music has been her lifeline during tough times. But tragedy strikes when Im Sol learns of Sun-jae’s untimely death in a tragic accident.

In an unexpected twist of fate, Im Sol wakes up as her fifteen-year-old self and resolves to alter the course of history to save Sun-jae.

Time Travelling and Fate

Back in her teenage years, Im Sol is determined to protect Sun-jae. However, she soon discovers that the accident that left her disabled and Sun-jae’s future death are no mere coincidences. As she navigates through multiple timelines, Im Sol strives to save those she loves, especially Sun-jae, even if it means sacrificing her own happiness.

The Cast

While time travel dramas are increasingly popular, ‘Lovely Runner’ stands out thanks to its stellar cast and their on-screen chemistry.

Kim Hye Yoon’s portrayal of Im Sol is flawless, capturing the character’s emotional depth, growth, and determination. Her chemistry with Byeon Woo Seok’s Ryu Sun-jae is palpable, adding a unique charm and authenticity to their relationship. Byeon Woo Seok brings a perfect balance to his role, blending vulnerability with a lovable, dorky charm that resonates with viewers.

The ensemble cast also features notable talents like N.Flying’s Lee Seung Hyub and Song Geon Hee, known for his role in ‘Sky Castle.’ Established actors such as Jung Young Joo and Kim Won Hae further elevate the drama with their exceptional performances.

The Music

Beyond the captivating story and cast, ‘Lovely Runner’ shines with its exceptional music. The fictional band Eclipse and its OSTs have become a significant highlight. The song ‘Sudden Shower’ by Eclipse reached the Top Ten on the MELON charts, and 10cm’s ‘Spring Snow’ went viral on social media.

Check out the OST:

In a Nutshell

Lovely Runner’ is a drama destined to become a classic. With its emotional depth, compelling characters, and beautiful music, it has captivated fans worldwide, leaving us rooting for Im Sol and Sun-jae’s love story week after week.

Catch ‘Lovely Runner’ on VIKI, and don’t forget to watch the trailer and enjoy the stunning OST. This is one drama you won’t want to miss!

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