THE LIGHT IN YOUR EYES (K-drama 2019)

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Kim Hye-Ja (Han Ji-Min) hopes to become an announcer. She is honest and has a positive personality, but she suddenly becomes a 70-year-old woman. 70-year-old Kim Hye-Ja (Kim Hye-Ja) gains the special ability to manipulate time. Lee Joon-Ha (Nam Joo-Hyuk) wants to become a reporter. He has worked hard to achieve his dream, but he now lives his life hopelessly. He gets involved with Kim Hye-Ja.

The emotion of this drama is just so right. It was right enough to let me cry even the episodes have ended. I don’t know why, but maybe because I am complaining about my life. The message and lesson of this drama had served on my plate and that struck a chord in me. I just can’t deny that I’m one of those who have forgotten reliving the happiest moments of our lives.

The light in your eyes tackled about prejudice against elders in such a simple way. Though some viewers thought it was tedious, but for me it is not. The reality of old age is not mundane to discuss, it offers a lot of learning, compassion to share, and repressed feelings to be broken.  It opened up new insights on how our elders might feel to be an inconvenience to their family. They highlighted also the Alchemy’s First Law of Equivalent Exchange –to obtain, something of equal value must be lost.

I love all the characters in this drama. They have built each character’s relationship into sense of humanity. I like how they portray life as more than just age. The story will bring you to another dimension which you have never expected to be. The twist was remarkable and for the last two episodes you will have a meaningful tears.

Acting-wise, no doubt about it. The entire cast were brilliant. Our Grandmas and Grandpas are superb. If you are looking for a romantic drama, this is not the one, however, If you want to appreciate life against ordinary and fleeting moments, this will serve you well.

My life was blighted by misfortune at times, but there were also happy moments. They say that life is nothing but a mere dream, but I was still grateful for my life. The cold, brisk air at dawn, the sweet breeze right before the flowers start to bloom, and the scent of sunset that fills the air at sundown. Every single day was dazzlingly beautiful.

Even if you are struggling right now, everyone alive has the right to enjoy all this every day. Even if one ordinary day is followed by another ordinary day, life is still worth living. Don’t waste the present, regretting the past, and worrying about the future. Live this day beautifully. You deserve it. To all of you who were mom, a sister, a daughter, and yourself. – Kim Hye-Ja

Verdict: 10/10

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