Upcoming Netflix series “Nevertheless” (알고있지만) tells the story of a blossoming romance between two art school classmates portrayed by actors Song Kang and Han So-hee. Yu Na-bi (Han So-hee) doesn’t trust love but wants to date, while Park Jae-eon (Song Kang) enjoys flirting but thinks dating is a nuisance.
Despite their differing viewpoints on love and dating, they begin a flirty friends-with-benefits relationship. Check out some reasons why you’ll want to watch the series and fall in love with it here.
1. Popular Webtoon Story
The 10-episode series is based on a popular webtoon of the same name, which has been enjoyed by fans all over the world. Producing director Kim Ga-ram and Han So-hee also mentioned that they are fans of the original webtoon. Kim Ga-ram said that when she read the webtoon she really wanted to create it into a live-action series to convey the realistic message about love and relationships. You’ll have to watch it yourself to see how the series compares to the webtoon.
2. Realistic Romance
While there are plenty of K-drama romances to enjoy, the truth is that many of them tend to be more fantasy-like than realistic. “Nevertheless” will show the sweet, flirty moments we all love in romance dramas but also depict a realistic side to what modern dating looks like. Song Kang talked about how the script had appealed to him because “it had that sweetness of romance that we expect of young love, but there were other things that differentiated the story and made it stand out.” A hyper-real romance between young adults is in store!
3. Relatable Characters
Kim Ga-ram talked about the title of the series and how relatable it will be for viewers. She explained how despite knowing that you’ll be hurt, you can fall for someone. “Nevertheless” depicts the romance that happens despite all of the hurt and despair. Han So-hee also shared how she “hopes the audience will find my character relatable” and how she “wanted to be real and raw” in portraying her character’s emotions. Whether you’ve experienced love before or will experience it in the future, the characters will have various relatable aspects.
4. Perfect Casting
The casting of Song Kang and Han So-hee garnered a lot of attention and buzz. Kim Ga-ram said, “When I read the original webtoon, I thought of Song Kang and Han So-hee. Thankfully, they really liked the webtoon and wanted to work with me.” Both actors have been praised for being in sync with their characters. Han So-hee also talked about how she “shares a lot of similarities with Na-bi.” In fact, Han So-hee is also gifted artistically and drew some of the drawings featured in Na-bi’s home.
5. Sizzling Chemistry
We’ve gotten glimpses of the pair’s chemistry through teasers and stills, and it’s already very exciting. Song Kang and Han So-hee talked about how being the same age helped them develop a friendship and contribute to great chemistry. Kim Ga-ram further complimented their chemistry as being “so natural on screen.” There will also be some episodes rated 19+ in order to show their flirtatious and sexy relationship. Song Kang teased, “There’s a lot of heart-fluttering scenes in our drama.”
The romance drama premieres new episodes every Sunday, only on Netflix!