The storyline centers on three main characters: Kim JoJo, Lee Hye Yeong and Hwang Sun Oh. JoJo is the female lead, a girl who lost both her parents at a young age and has a difficult time growing up. Hye Young and Sun Oh, the two male leads, have been best friends since forever despite their different backgrounds. The three of them create a compelling love triangle, influenced by love alarm as the fourth lead.
Netflix’ First Kdrama
Netflix has a selection of Kdrama in its offer, but the streaming service never created one of its own. Since the Korean soap operas became a worldwide phenomenon, they could no longer not get involved in the genre.
In many ways Love Alarm follows a classic Kdrama storyline. Romance is key and there’s family tragedy involved (Kdrama characters rarely enjoy a happy childhood). However, Netflix added a more dramatic touch and even spiced things up a little. Instead of letting the leads share their first kiss in episode ten (we mean, who does that nowadays?), passion blazes already from the start. Also, there are only eight episodes instead of sixteen and the ending is far from happy. We’ll need a second season to be fully Ksatisfied.