Why “Nevertheless” is the latest must-see Korean drama on Netflix
By Lainey Loh
June 22, 2021
Nothing says K-drama like good old fashioned romance. Find out why Netflix however will make hearts beat faster.
Netflix’s new K-drama however tells the story of a blossoming romance between two art school mates played by actors Song Kang (from Love alarm and Sweet home) and Han So Hee (from 100 days my prince and K-drama record The world of the bride and groom).
Yu Na Bi (Han) doesn’t trust love but wants to date someone, while the irresistibly charming Park Jae Eon (Song) likes to flirt but thinks dating is painful and doesn’t has no interest in being in an exclusive romantic relationship. Despite their different views on love and dating, they develop a strong relationship inspired by butterflies and begin a flirtatious relationship.
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Here are a few reasons why you’ll fall head over heels in love with the show:
The 10-episode K-drama is based on a popular webtoon of the same name, which has been enjoyed by fans around the world. Production manager Kim Ga Ram and lead actress Han also mentioned that they were fans of the original webtoon.
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Kim said that when she read the webtoon, she really wanted to create it as a live action series to convey the realistic message about love and relationships. No spoilers here, you’ll have to watch it yourself to see how the K-drama compares to the webtoon.
While there are plenty of K-drama romances to enjoy, the truth is, a lot of them tend to be more whimsical than realistic. however will show the sweet moments we all love in romantic dramas, but also describe a realistic side to what modern dating is like.
Song explained how the script appealed to him because “he had that sweet romance that we expect from a young love, but there were other things that set the story apart and made it stand out.” So expect hyper-real romance between young adults.
Kim spoke about the title of the series and its relevance to viewers. She explained that even though you know you’ll be hurt, you can still fall in love with someone. however depicts a romance that inadvertently blossoms despite pain and despair.
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Han also explained how she “hopes audiences find my character relatable” and how she “wanted to be real and raw” when describing her character’s emotions. Whether you have experienced love before or have it in the future, the characters will have various related aspects.
The casting of Song and Han generated a lot of buzz. In fact, Han revealed that she was initially very nervous because of the love and interest they received even before the K-drama premiered. Kim added, “When I read the original webtoon, I thought of Song and Han. Luckily, they really liked the webtoon and wanted to work with me.
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Both actors were praised for being in sync with their characters. Han explained that she “also shared a lot of similarities with Na Bi,” which allowed her to enjoy the shoot. however comfortably. Moreover, just like Na Bi, Han is also artistically gifted. She drew some of the designs shown in Na Bi’s house.
We’ve gotten a glimpse of the couple’s chemistry through teasers and stills, and it’s already pretty exciting. Song and Han shared how being the same age helped them develop a friendship and contribute to great chemistry. Kim further complimented their chemistry as being “so natural on screen”.
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There will also be episodes rated 19+ to show off their flirtatious and sexy relationship. Song teased, “There are a lot of thrilling scenes in our drama.”
A new episode of “Nevertheless” airs every Sunday on Netflix.