Soon to Watch: It’s Not a Robot
A couple of weeks ago while scrolling through Facebook, I clicked on a video shared by one of my friends captioned “skinship is forbidden”. When I saw the word skinship, I immediately thought it may have something to do with K-dramas, so I clicked play. Don’t judge me. While watching, it realized the video was a highlight clip of some of the first interactions between the leads of a drama titled It’s Not a Robot. (Which plot line and title was written on the post my friend had shared, but I hadn’t realized it until after I finished watching the video.)
The video does have spoilers. So if you hate them just as much as I do, please refrain from watching it. You’ve been warned. Even though, in my opinion, it didn’t give away as much information as a mere synopsis. Nevertheless, the video did spark enough curiosity in me to look further into the synopsis, the cast and the relationship between the lead characters and the android robot that looks just like the female lead. Also, I really liked the sci-fi elements and effects that were shown during the video. Which honestly is one of the reasons I wanted to know more about this android robot situation.
Here’s some information I was able to find about this fairly new December drama.
Ps: Can you believe I’ve never seen a drama with this male actor in it? -shocking-
It’s Not a Robot
— 겟잇케이 (@getitk) November 29, 2017
Native Title: 로봇이 아니야
Genre: Rom/Com and Sci-Fi
Duration: 35 minutes
Broadcast Network: MBC
Broadcast Period: Dec 6, 2017 – Jan 25, 2018
— 유승호닷컴 (@actoryoocom) December 6, 2017
Yoo Seung Ho as Kim Min Kyu
Chae Soo Bin as Jo Ji Ah | Aji-3
Hwang Seung Eon as Ye Ri El
Uhm Ki Joon as Hong Baek Gyun
It’s Not a Robot centers its story around Kim Min Kyu and Jo Ji Ah. Kim Min Kyu (Yoo Seung Ho) is a genius who lives his life in isolation due to a severe allergy to human contact. An allergy that causes his entire body to become engulfed by a rash. Jo Ji Ah (Chae Soo Bin) is a woman trying to make a life for herself by creating her own business. In an unexpected turn of events, Ji Ah is recruited by her ex-boyfriend, professor Hong Baek Kyun ( Um Ki Joon), to impersonate the android robot he and his team created for Min Kyu to test. Ji Ah becomes Aji3’s (the robot) replacement due to a battery malfunction the robot suffers after it’s initial testing and other factors that come into play. Which is something that isn’t too difficult to assimilate at first due to the fact that Aji3 was modeled exactly after her.
To be honest, I don’t recall watching a drama with a robot as a character. So you can imagine how curious I am to see how all of this is going to play out. I mean, I’ve known about dramas that have a robot as a protagonist, but in this drama, the female lead is actually pretending to be one. How’s that going to play out when he falls in love with her? We all know it’s going to happen, it’s a rom-com, but his allergy is so severe… Also, I know the story might take some episodes to build and me to get into it, since each episode is only 35 minutes long.
Nevertheless, I’m going to give it a try. From the videos I’ve watched, it seems like the interactions between the lead characters will be the comedic aspect of the drama. And yes, I love watching two character fall in love, but I also enjoy over-the-top funny reactions when done right. Hopefully, they won’t let me down.
Are you interested in watching the drama? Comment down below what you thought about the previews or the synopsis.