'It's Okay to Not be Okay' Episode 9: Fans mad at deer that interrupted Kang-tae and Mun-yeong's kiss
The first time Mun-yeong drove from OK Psychiatric Hospital to her childhood home in the show, she had almost met with an accident because of a deer that had suddenly appeared on the road. At that moment in 'It's Okay to Not be Okay', Mun-yeong was initially scared but soon, when she realized that it was a deer that continued to grunt she grunted back at the deer. It was one of the most hilarious moments and the scene also helped us understand what kind of a person Mun-yeong is. She is not one to give in easily, even if it was a deer on the street.
In episode 9, we see a beautiful moment between Kang-tae and Mun-yeong also get interrupted by grunting noises made by the deer. Just as Kang-tae drops close, as if he were going to kiss Mun-yeong, the noise of a deer grunting carries loud and clear towards where the two are standing and the two break apart quickly. The moment that had made us as viewers expect one steamy kiss between the two of them disappears too quickly. This deer has hence made fans mad because what they finally got was just a peck and not the kiss that they expected.
One fan wrote on Reddit, "I never thought I'd say this because I love animals, BUT SERIOUSLY F*** THAT GOD DAMN DEER." Another fan wrote, "The deer wanted revenge from when MY screamed at it." In fact this seemed to be the common thought among fans as another one also wrote, "Lol! My thought exactly. It was one of the hilarious moment when MY screamed at it."
The deer from the previous episode seems to be the same one that interrupted Mun-yeong from having a romantic moment with Kang-tae believed another fan who wrote, "Hahaha that deer must’ve been the one MY met on the road and shouted at that time, taking its revenge."
One of the fans also lamented that there had to be more than just a peck on the lips and wrote, "WHY WOULD THEY TEASE US WITH THAT 'KISS' SCENE OH MY GOD, IF THEYRE NOT MAKING OUT BY TOMORROW'S EPISODE I WILL SUE THE SCRIPTWRITER. as for now, I will be out hunting deer." Another added, "I KNOW RIGHT. That kiss was so brief and light. I needed more passion and fire to drown in. This was cute but highly unsatisfactory. We'll probably get something more in the upcoming episodes though."
Fans also felt that Seo Ye-ji, Kim Soo-hyun and Oh Jung-se were brilliant actors who only made each episode better than the one before. Especially the ending scene of episode 9 left many fans choked with feelings after Sang-tae ended up lashing out his brother Kang-tae.
'It's Okay to Not Be Okay' originally airs on tvN on Saturdays and Sundays at 9 pm KST in South Korea and can be streamed on Netflix.