I'm Breaking Up Now (2021) poster
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Histoires émouvantes d'amour et de ruptures. Ha Young Eun, une jeune femme intelligente et à la mode, est cheffe d'équipe dans une agence de mode. C'est une réaliste parfois sans coeur et qui favorise la stabilité. Yoon Jae Guk, lui, est un photographe freelance très demandé, qui est beau, riche et astucieux. Hwang Chi Sook est la directrice de l'agence de mode où travaille Young Eun et toutes deux se connaissent depuis le lycée. Enfin, Seok Do Hoon, est le PDG très compétent d'une agence spécialisée dans les Relations Publiques. (Source: Soompi) Modifier la traduction

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  • Pays: South Korea
  • Catégorie: Drama
  • Épisodes: 16
  • Diffusé: nov. 12, 2021 - janv. 8, 2022
  • Diffusé Sur: Vendredi, Samedi
  • Station de diffusion initiale: SBS ViuTV
  • Durée: 60 min.
  • Score: 6.8 (scored by 7,880 utilisateurs)
  • Classé: #9702
  • Popularité: #619
  • Classification du contenu: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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37 personnes ont trouvé cette critique utile
avril 21, 2022
16 épisodes vus sur 16
Complété 0
Globalement 8.5
Histoire 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Musique 8.0
Degrés de Re-visionnage 1.5
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Jang Kiyong unconvincing as creative, Paris-based, free-spirited, rebellious, footloose photographer

"Now, We are Breaking Up" tries to tell a love story in reverse (e.g. it has been there already). This would be an interesting project in itself, yet...

The plot is emotionally quite complex, the characters are in principle jucily interesting and ambivalent. If a KDrama can't take care of a multi-layered, complex mixture of feelings, then who can? Unfortunately, I have to say that (in my opinion) this project doesn't really work out so well with the casting.

Regarding her emotional intensity, Song Hye-kyeo is (as so often) a major factor for watching. As the heroine, here and there her reservedness, sobered by life, is perhaps a bit much. But in places this cracks open. It is this well dosed mixture and subtleness, that makes her role convincing - the experienced fashion designer in her late 30s has turned away from flirtation and rather concentrates on her work, into which she throws herself completely. Being the talented and experienced professional she is, hardly does she ever get upset by anything. ... until her encounter with the young photographer Yoon Jae-gook, that throws her (emotional) life (supposedly) upside down. Her reservedness so far operated as shelter and imprisonment at the same time. Circumstances don't really offer a chance to free herself from the corset of reason, which is protecting her deeply injured heart - never mind let herself fall and trust emotionally. This inner dynamic is not so nice to look at - or rather endure - for the viewers. But I don't think you can blame Song Hye-kyeo, as she handles this inner tension and the ambivalent moments of her complex role very well.

On the other hand (unfortunately) I don´t buy Jang Ki-yong in his role as a creative, Paris-based, free-spirited, a bit rebellious, footloose, and at the same time successful photographer. For me he behaves way too reserved, well adjusted, well-behaved - a sympathetic, dear, rich, successful boy. So unfortunately, HIS ambivalence doesn't convince me. Perhaps actor Jang Ki-yong lacks the life experience (on the rebellious side)? And since he can´t really fill this side with life, I am not convinced by the chemistry between the two leads. It doesn't get to me how the young man in his supposedly fiery manner, would be able to reignite on an EMOTIONAL level the fire of lust for life and joie de vivre (beyond work) that is still blazing somewhere deep down in Ha Yeong-eun... So the key to all further makjang doesn't really fit into the lock. Too bad. Thus the experiment of telling love in reverse didn't really work out that well.

The KDrama is not bad because of that (...though admittedly disappointing ...). On the pro side: There are freshening subplots, each with actors in good humour, who have actually won awards for their spirited performances. The setting in the creative industries is kind of charming, too. Finally, the Korean family values are (once again, but successfully as always) playing with fire on the drama front...

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39 personnes ont trouvé cette critique utile
févr. 8, 2023
16 épisodes vus sur 16
Complété 9
Globalement 10
Histoire 10
Acting/Cast 10
Musique 10
Degrés de Re-visionnage 10

A romantic story about life beautifully told in a slow-breathed and melodic narrative.

~Everlasting love is about becoming a part of your loved one’s life.
A part of you lives inside them and stays there forever.~

"The meeting and farewell of love and breakup is similar to life, since meeting and farewell is what life is about." - PD Lee Gil Bok

~ Planning intention ~
(you can find this on namuwiki)

It is written as ‘breakup’ and read as ‘love’.
The sweet, salty, spicy, sour and bitter story of our breakup.

Fashion designers design four times a year.
Everyone wants a classic that will be remembered forever, but
Trends are consumed quickly and out-of-season clothes become a thing of the past.

Maybe the same goes for living.
Dreaming of unchanging, eternal love and repeating countless encounters and separations
But no encounter, no love, is permanent.
Eventually, the relationship runs out, the time allowed is up
Separation is a natural and inevitable part of life.
Perhaps living is a journey towards death
And the parting of the ways with those who have been with us.

But parting comes suddenly, without warning or forewarning
Leaving a lot of self-reproach and regret.
So, if you can't avoid it or postpone it
As Versace says, wear the clothes that are most like you
Live the life you want to live, not the life others want you to live.
Even if it's a failed life, even if it's a love that falls short
At least you won't have any regrets at the moment of parting.

Breaking up is not the end,
But the completion of my love, my life.


"Now, We Are Breaking Up" is a realistic melodrama. A mix of makjang and realism in this case, to be more precise. I think the overall style of the drama is very unique, but can easily be a hit or miss for the viewer.

I loved the work scenes around the world of fashion and photography (if you want to know how the industry works, it will be very interesting for you), the elaborate outfits and elegant staging, the sublime soundtrack & cinematography, the opening, the sophisticated vibe, the character development, the dialogue, the poetic aspect throughout the drama, the different visions on the breakup (it's not just literally about two people breaking up but, much, much more), the depth of their love and how meaningful it was.

Many found it to be nothing more than bland and depressing, but I beg to differ, as I found a lot of hope in it. When I finished the drama, I also felt like I was breaking up with it, which would be rather sad but instead it left a warm feeling inside me.

Their love is very special and maybe not so easy to understand for the audience. If you only view love at surface value, full of butterflies and cheesy lines, this is not the kind of love for you. "Now, We Are Breaking Up" is a melodramatic romance while being a deep, thought-provoking and mature drama that deals with the realities of life.

Jang Ki Yong and Song Hye Kyo did an excellent job interpreting their characters and they were able to portray the nuances well. I could genuinely feel their vulnerability, though it was subtle. The depth in their portrayal was impressive. All the cast felt very convincing and natural, while at the same time having their own charm. It isn't so surprising because they played characters of their age and close to their selves, which also created a great dynamic between them.

Even the way they speaked french was so charming, and that is very rare because most of the time it is incomprehensible in other dramas (I'm french for your information). Besides, they never looked so good on screen.

The pacing is certainly slow but over time I found myself really into the story and attached to the characters. And you know what? I loved the fact that everything was happening slowly. There are important life lessons about family, friendship, love, happiness, work... There are also topics such as society's expectations of women, adultery, divorce and illness, all dealt with brilliantly.

This page is already full of hatred and toxicity. So please let me express my love for this drama, as it is a very special one to me, and it is also one for all of the cast and crew.

I sincerely want to give back some justice to it. There is no doubt this drama will please only a minority of people, but for me it was a beautiful drama. It's not the kind of melodrama that will make you feel a ton of strong emotions either (don't get me wrong, I did feel for the characters and I did cry, got angry at times, but this is incomparable with melodramas like "Uncontrollably Fond", "Missing You"...) but that doesn't make it any less good if you appreciate it for what it is. I shared my thoughts on the ending and other parts in the comments, so, do not read if you haven't finished the drama.

Last but not least, be open-minded. I hope I can bring some positivity to this page where respect is almost nowhere to be seen, and eventually a sense of warmth for the people who loved the drama. I do not mind blocking anyone who feels the need to attack me, there's more than enough wonderful negative reviews out there to please them. By avoiding social medias, you learn to not care about what a stranger says that could affect you negatively.

Thank you for reading !

Highly recommended press conference : https://youtu.be/7MPkeRirpu0 - the quote at the beginning of my review from PD Lee Gil Bok was taken from this video


After writing a response to someone in the comments section (at first it was short lol), I had too much to say so I decided to make it a sort of second review. Why did I not put it here? Because MDL reduced the characters limit. Read it or not, it's your choice.

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  • Drama: I'm Breaking Up Now
  • Pays: Corée du Sud
  • Épisodes: 16
  • Diffusé: nov. 12, 2021 - janv. 8, 2022
  • Diffusé On: Vendredi, Samedi
  • Station de diffusion initiale: SBS, ViuTV
  • Durée: 60 min.
  • Classification du contenu: 15+ - Adolescents de 15 ans ou plus


  • Score: 6.8 (marqué par 7,880 utilisateurs)
  • Classé: #9702
  • Popularité: #619
  • Téléspectateurs: 24,224

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