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Big (2012)

A captivating blend of romance and fantasy. Follow Kang Kyung-joon’s unexpected journey after swapping bodies with a 30-year-old doctor. Must-watch!

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Formats Streaming
Seasons 1
Episodes 16
Duration 65 mins
Status Ended
Year 2012
First Air Date June 4, 2012
Last Air Date July 24, 2012
Broadcast Day monday, tuesday

18-year-old Kang Gyung-Joon's spirit suddenly becomes transplanted in the body of 30-year-old Seo Yoon Jae. Seo-Yon-Jae is a successful doctor and engaged to high school teacher Gil Da-Ran. Gil Da-Ran just so happens to be the teacher of 18-year old Kang Gyung-Joon. More problems ensue when 30-year-old Seo Yoon Jae falls in love with another woman.

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“Big” starts off with an intriguing premise: a teenager inhabiting an adult’s body. Gong Yoo’s portrayal of Kang Kyung-joon, who now resides in Seo Yoon-jae’s body, is commendable. His struggle to adapt to adulthood while maintaining his teenage mindset adds depth to the character. Lee Min-jung as Gil Da-ran, the high school teacher who becomes entangled in this supernatural situation, delivers a convincing performance.

The drama explores themes of identity, love, and destiny. As Kang Kyung-joon grapples with his new reality, he discovers the complexities of adult relationships. The chemistry between Gong Yoo and Lee Min-jung is palpable, and their interactions are heartwarming.

However, “Big” falters in pacing. While the initial episodes are engaging, the middle section drags, leaving viewers impatient for plot development. The fantasy element takes a backseat, and the focus shifts to typical romantic entanglements. Some viewers may find this shift disappointing.

Despite its flaws, “Big” has its moments. The humor arising from Kang Kyung-joon’s teenage antics in an adult body provides comic relief. The drama also delves into deeper questions about fate and choices. The soundtrack complements the emotional scenes, enhancing the viewing experience.

The supporting cast, including Shin Won-ho as the teenage Kang Kyung-joon, adds charm. The drama’s exploration of family dynamics and the impact of decisions on our lives resonates with audiences.

In summary, “Big” offers a unique blend of romance and fantasy. While it occasionally loses momentum, the strong performances and thought-provoking themes make it worth watching. If you enjoy unconventional love stories and don’t mind a slower pace, give “Big” a chance.