Ji Chang-wook as Yoon Gyeo-rye in a still from If You Wish Upon Me. This hospice drama about an ex-convict has lost its way in recent episodes.
Ji Chang-wook as Yoon Gyeo-rye in a still from If You Wish Upon Me. This hospice drama about an ex-convict has lost its way in recent episodes.

K-drama midseason recap: If You Wish Upon Me – bland hospice drama starring Ji Chang-wook employs tired tricks to tug at heartstrings

  • Korean drama series about an ex-convict is let down by trite plot devices, predictable character arcs and an avoidance of messy issues that render it bland
  • A lazy attempt to manipulate viewers’ emotions, the cloying scenes of hospice patients and the protagonist’s dog dying are no substitute for strong storylines

Ji Chang-wook as Yoon Gyeo-rye in a still from If You Wish Upon Me. This hospice drama about an ex-convict has lost its way in recent episodes.
Ji Chang-wook as Yoon Gyeo-rye in a still from If You Wish Upon Me. This hospice drama about an ex-convict has lost its way in recent episodes.
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