It's Okay to Not Be Okay
It's Okay to Not Be Okay (Korean: 사이코지만 괜찮아; RR: Saikojiman gwaenchana; lit. Psycho But It's Okay) is a 2020 South Korean romantic television series starring Kim Soo-hyun and Seo Ye-ji. The series tells an unusual romance story between two people who end up healing each other's emotional and psychological wounds. It airs on tvN every Saturday and Sunday at 21:00 (KST) time slot and will be available to stream worldwide on Netflix starting from June 20, 2020.
|It's Okay to Not Be Okay|
|Also known as||Psycho But It's Okay |
Psycho But It's All Right
|Developed by||Studio Dragon|
|Written by||Jo Yong|
|Directed by||Park Shin-woo|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||June 20, 2020 –|
The drama tells the story of Moon Kang-tae (Kim Soo-hyun), a community health worker at a psychiatric ward who doesn't have time for love, and Ko Moon-young (Seo Ye-ji), a successful children's book author who suffers from antisocial personality disorder and has never known love. After meeting one another, the two slowly begin to heal each other's emotional wounds.
- An orphaned caretaker working at a psychiatric ward who was blessed with everything including a great body, brain, the ability to empathize with others, patience, the ability to react quickly, and stamina. However, he does not believe in love.
- A popular children's book author who suffers from antisocial personality disorder and knows nothing about love.
- Kang-tae's autistic older brother. He is a fan of Author Ko Moon-young.
- A nurse, Moon Kang-tae's co-worker.
- Kim Joo-hun as Lee Sang-in
- A 38-year-old CEO of a publishing company. He started his career as an editor of a fairy tale story written by Moon-young. He knows about Moon Young’s illness and her past story.
- Kim Chang-wan as Oh Ji-wang
- The president of the mental ward.
- Kim Mi-kyung as Kang Soon-deok
- Chef at the mental ward, Joo-ri's mother.
- Lee Eol as Go Dae-hwan
- Moon-young's father and a patient at the mental ward who suffers from dementia.
- Jang Young-nam as Park Haeng-ja
- A strong and meticulous senior nurse.
- Kang Ki-doong as Jo Jae-soo
- Kang-tae's friend. He is self-employed.
- Jang Gyu-ri as Sun Byul
- A nurse with 3 years of experience, Joo-ri's best friend.
- Park Jin-joo as Yoo Seung-jae
- The art director at Sang-in's company.
- Woo Jung-won as Do Hee-jae
- Moon-young's mother. A best-selling author who has disappeared for years.
- Kwak Dong-yeon as Kwon Min-suk
- Choi Woo-sung as Oh Cha-yong
- Kim Ki-chun as Gan Pil-ong
- Jung Jae-kwang as Joo Jung-tae
- Ji Hye-won as Lee Ah-reum
- Kang Ji-eun as Park Ok-ran
- Joo In-young as Yoo Sun-hae
- Park Kyu-young and Kang Ki-doong previously starred together in Romance Is a Bonus Book (2019).
- Kim Soo-hyun and Kim Chang-wan were also in My Love from the Star (2014), as main and supporting roles respectively.
- Park Jin-joo and Kim Mi-kyung were also reunited from Her Private Life (2019) as supporting roles.
- At the helm of the drama is director Park Shin Woo of Jealousy Incarnate (2016) and Encounter (2018) known for his detailed and artistic way of capturing scenes.
|It's Okay to Not Be Okay OST|
|Soundtrack album by |
|1.||"You're Cold" (더 많이 사랑한 사람이 아프대)||Heize||3:54|
|2.||"You're Cold" (Inst.)||3:54|
|1.||"Breath" (숨)||Sam Kim||4:14|
|"You're Cold" (Heize)||2020||62||Part 1|||
In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
|Ep.||Original broadcast date||Title||Average audience share|
|1||June 20, 2020||The Boy Who Fed On Nightmares||6.093%||7.036%|
|2||June 21, 2020||The Lady In Red Shoes||4.722%||5.474%|
|3||June 27, 2020||Sleeping Witch||5.940%||6.529%|
|4||June 28, 2020||Zombie Kid||4.942%||6.000%|
|5||July 4, 2020|
|6||July 5, 2020|
|7||July 11, 2020|
|8||July 12, 2020|
|9||July 18, 2020|
|10||July 19, 2020|
|11||July 25, 2020|
|12||July 26, 2020|
|13||August 1, 2020|
|14||August 2, 2020|
|15||August 8, 2020|
|16||August 9, 2020|
- Yun Seong-yeol (February 27, 2020). "서예지, 김수현과 로맨스 호흡..'사이코지만 괜찮아' 캐스팅(공식)". StarNews (in Korean). Retrieved March 24, 2020.
- Kang, Minji (March 23, 2020). "Korean Romance Drama It's Okay to Not Be Okay To Premiere on Netflix in June". Netflix Media Center. Seoul. Retrieved March 24, 2020.
- Kim, Doo-yeon (May 21, 2020). "'사이코지만 괜찮아' 티저 영상 공개…김수현·서예지의 '조금 이상한 로코'". Sports Hankook (in Korean). Retrieved May 21, 2020.
- Lim, Jang-won (February 7, 2020). "Actor Kim Soo-hyun to star in tvN drama 'Psycho but It's Okay'". The Korea Herald. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
- "Oh Jung-se Joins Kim Soo-hyun in "Psycho, But It's Okay"". HanCinema. March 2, 2020. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
- Lee Seung-hun (February 18, 2020). "박규영, '사이코지만 괜찮아' 남주리 役 출연 확정..김수현과 호흡 [공식]". Naver (in Korean). Osen. Retrieved March 24, 2020.
- "2020 Week 26 Digital Chart". June 21–27, 2020. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
- "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved June 20, 2020.