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The Interest Of Love premiered two weeks back but I only got the chance to start it now. I have seen 2 out of 4 episodes so far but I’m totally onboard this ride! The show is moody, indie-like with an unhurried pace. It’s the opposite of over-the-top. Soft, simple, subtle.

The show is about four people who work in a bank and their emotional and romantic entanglements. The main leads are Ha Sang Soo (Yoo Yeon Seok) and Ahn Soo Young (Moon Ga Young). He is a college graduate while she comes with high school diploma. She used to train him when he was a rookie. He has silently liked her since a long time but did nothing about it. She is more like a mystery.

There is a lot of delicious romantic angst in the drama — the amazing kind of angst. And I’m sure it will increase in future as both main leads get involved with other people, despite secretly wanting each other.

It is hinted that she might like him too. I’m very intrigued to know what made her take steps back from him and reject him. I also love how we saw both episodes from different point of views — it’s something uncommon and gives us a chance to see a situation from another angle.

The drama is not in a hurry to show us all the layers about these people, especially Soo Young. It gradually reveals the layers and there are still so many left to get peeled. I do think Sang Sook comes off as a bit pathetic with his love related sadness but I can understand the frustration to finally find the courage and then goof it up.

I love that contrary to initial impressions of being a serious, no nonsense person, Soo Young shows traces of sense of humour and sweetness.

We also meet Park Mi Kyung (Geum Sae Rok) who is a new member in the branch. She belongs to a rich family and is Sang Sook’s junior from college. There is also security guard Jung Jong Hyun (Jung Ga Ram) who also gets involved with Soo Young.

I think the show is doing a great job in showing a nuanced love story. It is not always rich-poor differences between a couple. There are a wide range of factors that can create hurdles, personal and social.

The Interest Of Love also touches upon uncomfortable workplace issues and I wonder if it will delve deeper into it as we move forward.

The characters are flawed here. Sang Sook might be a good person but he is not beyond being hesitating in supporting Soo Young when his bosses are involved. He also sometimes comes off as a bit entitled with respect to his one sided feelings for Soo Young.

I love how Soo Young is such a strong woman despite the unfavorable situations she faces daily due to her insufficient education background or being a woman or her modest financial state.

I’m wholly invested in this story. Like the drama, I’m in no hurry when it comes to The Interest Of Love. Shout out to the soundtrack too. I love it!