On this edition of Things you might not have seen, I move away from art and books to find inspiration in TV land. I present to you the South Korean drama series My Golden Life with leads Shin Hye-Shoo and Park Si-hoo.
One bored day as I was flipping through the channels, dependent entirely on the mercy on what my local tv provided, I came across a subtitled drama showing the life of a struggling office worker. As I was going through my own job finding struggles, I stopped channel surfing and was glued to the tv.
Despite her Herculean efforts, this poor girl could not catch a break! (Oh how I related 😭) The tv series is more than just office politics though, it is about family.
I have to say that the story arc related to her father was heart achingly sad 💔. I wish it wasn’t there, my copious amount of free-flowing tears wish it wasn’t there but I understand why it was included. The storyline about her father provides the heart of this, at times, fantastical drama series and is sadly both moving and poetic about life and loss. Excuse me while I go grab the tissues 🤧
There are ample other relatable story lines in the series for instance about her sister, proving that family is defined by more than just blood ties. There is commentary about social status and the choices young couples in South Korea have to make in regards to family planning. There are plethora of stories about meritocracy and entrepreneurship. I really recommend you to give My Golden Life a chance.
One last thing before I end this post, I fell in love with this guy. That is all 😅
Hope you found something new to discover on this edition of TYMNHS. Many thanks for reading!