It's Okay to Not Be Okay

It's Okay to Not Be Okay (Korean사이코지만 괜찮아; RRSaikojiman 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.[2][3]

It's Okay to Not Be Okay
It's Okay to Not Be Okay Poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known asPsycho But It's Okay
Psycho But It's All Right
Hangul사이코지만 괜찮아
Developed byStudio Dragon[1]
Written byJo Yong
Directed byPark Shin-woo
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
No. of episodes16
Production company(s)
Original networktvN
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseJune 20, 2020 (2020-06-20) –
present (present)
External links


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.
  • Seo Ye-ji as Ko Moon-young[1]
    • Kim Soo-in as young Ko Moon-young
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.


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.
The president of the mental ward.
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.
A strong and meticulous senior nurse.
Kang-tae's friend. He is self-employed.
A nurse with 3 years of experience, Joo-ri's best friend.
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


Original soundtrackEdit

It's Okay to Not Be Okay OST
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
  • NHN Bugs
  • Most Content

Part 1Edit

Released on June 21, 2020 (2020-06-21)
1."You're Cold" (더 많이 사랑한 사람이 아프대)
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Jin-ho
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Jin-ho
2."You're Cold" (Inst.) 
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Jin-ho
Total length:7:48

Part 2Edit

Released on June 28, 2020 (2020-06-28)
1."Breath" (숨)
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Jin-ho
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Jin-ho
Sam Kim4:14
2."Breath" (Inst.) 
  • Nam Hye-seung
  • Park Jin-ho
Total length:8:28

Chart performanceEdit

Title Year Peak
Remarks Ref.
"You're Cold" (Heize) 2020 62 Part 1 [7]


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
(AGB Nielsen)[8]
Nationwide Seoul
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
Average % %
  • This drama airs on a cable channel/pay TV which normally has a relatively smaller audience compared to free-to-air TV/public broadcasters (KBS, SBS, MBC and EBS).


  1. ^ a b c Yun Seong-yeol (February 27, 2020). "서예지, 김수현과 로맨스 호흡..'사이코지만 괜찮아' 캐스팅(공식)". StarNews (in Korean). Retrieved March 24, 2020.
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ Kim, Doo-yeon (May 21, 2020). "'사이코지만 괜찮아' 티저 영상 공개…김수현·서예지의 '조금 이상한 로코'". Sports Hankook (in Korean). Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Oh Jung-se Joins Kim Soo-hyun in "Psycho, But It's Okay"". HanCinema. March 2, 2020. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
  6. ^ Lee Seung-hun (February 18, 2020). "박규영, '사이코지만 괜찮아' 남주리 役 출연 확정..김수현과 호흡 [공식]". Naver (in Korean). Osen. Retrieved March 24, 2020.
  7. ^ "2020 Week 26 Digital Chart". June 21–27, 2020. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  8. ^ "Nielsen Korea". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Retrieved June 20, 2020.

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