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Drama: Terius Behind Me (내 뒤에 테리우스)
Network: MBC
Episodes: 32
Release Date: September 27 – November 15, 2018
Runtime: Wednesdays & Thursdays 22:00 (35 minutes each / 2 episodes per day)

Plot
Kim Bon used to be a NIS secret agent. 3 years ago, he was involved in a secret operation gone wrong, where his lover died and he is accused of stealing an important document. Since then, he has been quietly living in an apartment, away from people. He lives next door to a harried young mother, Go Ae-rin. One day, Ae-rin loses her husband, leaving her to fend for herself and her two kids. Kim Bon ends up helping her try to uncover her husband’s mysterious death, which may be connected to his case, all the while juggling as a babysitter to Ae-rin’s unruly kids.

Main Cast
So Ji Sub – Kim Bon
Jung In Sun – Go Ae Rin
Son Ho Jun – Jin Yong Tae
Im Se Mi – Yoo Ji Yeon

First impressions
I normally watch a drama after it has finished because I can’t wait every week for new episodes. For the first time I’m making an exception because I just missed So Ji Sub on screen! At first, i thought the plot was just ordinary. He always plays a super cool guy but i was hoping for lots of cute scenes with the adorable kids after seeing the BTS pictures. I also didn’t like the girl he is being paired with so I didn’t mind if there was no romance. I think the last time he was in a serious drama was in Phantom.

Anyways, back to the drama. The drama has a mystery and a case but it didn’t feel too heavy. The drama feels lighthearted, alternating between the dark mysterious NIS agents and the missing document and the fluffy with Kim Bon as a babysitter and interacting with the neighborhood moms and the kids. Super super love So Ji Sub and his deadpan expressions — just too hilarious! He also seems like he is having a fun time shooting the scenes with the kids. Looking at him interacting with the kids make me think he will be a great dad someday. Ae-rin is not bad, i like her personality and spunk. I don’t understand how she can have such unruly kids when she seems like a great mom – she knows how to balance disciplining her kids and loving them so much. I still don’t feel like Ae-rin should end up with Bon because she just recently love her husband who she loved very much. For her to fall in love with Bon that quickly just doesn’t seem so realistic. But I think they need each other – Aerin and her kids can thaw that self imposed wall on Bon’s heart and let him learn to trust and get close to people again while Bon can be a great friend to Aerin and good father figure for the kids.

The neighbor moms and dad are also funny!! I have a feeling they have a better network than the NIS agents. They don’t need cool and advanced gadgets, they just need caring and nosy moms who will fight hell to keep their children safe. There were several scenes where the neighborhood mom were trying to get the handsome babysitter’s attention by giving him drinks, or saying he looks like So Ji Sub (heehee) and that scene where they cued a background music while he drinks soda, as if he’s filming a CF, and the two moms’ reactions were priceless!

I still dont know what to think of Yong Tae. He seems too inexperienced to be the villain – esp against the hot and cool So Ji Sub, but i dont mind. I dont want this drama to take itself too seriously – just enough mystery to keep the adventure going yet light enough that it wont drag the story down. I’m curious what happened 3 years ago and who is the real mole. and if it has anything to do with Yong Tae. and that badass assassin – who is that guy? he looks Chinese. I want him and Bon fight man to man on screen. haha!

If you’re still undecided if you’ll watch this drama or not.. i’d say, what the heck are you waiting for? So Ji Sub alone is enough for you to tune in!

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