I've watched this drama almost a year and a half ago. However, I still remember this drama pretty well and I want to share my thoughts on it. If you're currently searching for something to watch, then this is the drama for you! If you're interested in reading my review, continue scrolling!
Two individuals decide to become housemates and get "marry" to each other due to their financial reasons. However, they realize marriage life is not as easy as it looks, especially when people begin to question their relationship. From friendships, in-laws, and a little bit of drama these two "couples" learn how to navigate their day-to-day life together. This drama also centers on five other characters who also deal with life, career, and romance too.
I'm happy to say that there's SOO many pros about this drama however, I don't want to bore you with an extremely long blog post (haha). So, I'm only hitting the main points on why BTIMFL is such an amazing drama.
First, the drama execution was doing so well. I don't think I've watched a rom/com drama where they nailed (pretty much) every single scene and episode. I felt happy, sad, giddy, excited, and everything in-between. Sometimes I was on the edge of my seat or I was squealing like a teenager because of a cute romantic scene. Of course, there's no "100% perfect" k-drama in this world, however this drama is pretty damn close to perfect haha.
Second, I love the two main characters so much! They're so unique, funny, and perfect in their own ways. Nam Se-hee isn't your typical bitter and "rule follower" type of guy. He's quirky, funny, hard working, independent, but awkward in a funny way. Se-hee is a responsible 38-year-old who wants to save more money and pay off his house mortgage.
As for Yoon Ji-ho, she reminds me of a typical 30-year-old who's figuring out the next phase of her life. It consists of getting married and having a stable career. Ji-ho has a motherly feel to her because she's so nice and sweet. At the same time, she's your best friend who you can laugh and joke around with on the phone. Maybe you can have a deep conversation with her over coffee. She's smart, independent, and she knows how to deal with all sorts of people.
Third, I love how this drama doesn't focus on just the two main characters. There's a great balance between different couples in the drama and the two main characters. I love how the producers and writers gave (almost) every character a chance to shine in their own way.
Last, I love how relatable this drama is because at some point in time everybody has to go through these life issues. Whether it's romance, financial issues or gains, a career change, etc this drama does a fantastic job showing life in a realistic way. Of course, there are times where I think some parts are a little bit exaggerated but it's a given since this is a Korean drama. There has to be a small element of fictional scenes to make the drama more interesting.
Honestly, there's nothing major that I would complain about this drama haha. The minor issues that I have was the episode length. 16 episode felt a bit too long for this drama. I would have been fine with 14-15 episodes.
Also, there were a handful of "filler scenes." Filler scenes are "added scenes" just to fill up time and it extends the episode longer than it has to be. Other than those few minor issues, this drama was basically perfect in my eyes.
Overall, it was a wonderful drama and I still feel giddy talking about it today. I highly recommend it! Enjoy ☺!
Have you watched Because This is My First Life before? What are your thoughts on it? Let me know down below!