ロータス wrote:AndyMeg wrote:
- Finished watching [I'm Not a Robot - 로봇이 아니야] (Science fiction, romance, comedy, melodrama): Kim Min Gyu, the largest shareholder of a finance company, has a unusual allergy: he can't touch people. For the past 15 years, since the onset of his allergy, he has lived without any deep human interaction; but everything changes when a "robot" enters his life. But the thing is, the robot is not a real robot but a human avatar for the real robot that got accidentally damaged.
I enjoyed this drama a lot. It gave an interesting twist to the love story. All the characters were very relatable and there were not boring parts for me.
I was interested in this drama but how long does it take for the guy to find out she is not a robot? If it drags all the way to the end and the last episode is just him being mad but forgiving her bc he loves her so much, I'll pass x.x
I think instead of a simple answer, this question merits a nuanced one. So that's what I'll give you.
Strictly speaking, he realises that she is not a robot at the beginning of the last quarter of the drama. But I didn't feel any of the episodes before that were a drag.
Kim Min Gyu's allergy started because of a psychological trauma he had as a kid. Since then and for the past 15 years he has not had any deep human interaction, which makes him awkward around people and naive in many aspects (and sometimes as innocent and gullible as a kid).
There's a real robot that really looks as a human: Aji-3. The robot looks exactly the same as the human Ji-Ah because it was modeled after her.
Kim Min Gyu first sees and interacts with the real robot (Aji-3) but, soon after, Aji-3 gets broken and Ji-Ah is commissioned to replace Aji-3 as its avatar until they can repair it. In order for her to successfully fulfill her mission, they equip her with the latest technology (contact lenses with a camera, an integrated communication system and search fuctions, and a metal corset). After that they tell Kim Min Gyu that the robot its only functional for a few hours a day and then it needs to be recharged, which minimize the risk of him figuring out the farse and also allows Ji-Ah to continue her life as a human as well.
Kim Min Gyu sees the real Aji-3 being connected to her charger from time to time, wich adds to the probability of him believing that Ji-As is the robot. But of course, from time to time, some things feel suspicious for him or not quite right. And then it's when the humor kicks in because Ji-Ah creatively tries to mantain the charade while also continuing her double life as "a robot" and as a normal human.
The drama is about much more than just him falling in love with "a robot". It's about trust, and healing, and growing up, and taking responsibility for mistakes and past actions. And it's also about choosing your own path in spite of others' expectations of you. And this is true not just for the main leads but also for other characters as well.
As I said before, for me there were not boring parts in the drama. I felt it had the right pace: no too fast too feel rushed, not too slow to feel dragged. But that's just my opinion and yours may differ. So I would say this: give the drama a chance, if you find it boring or dragging you can stop at any time