Here we go again – time to gear up to follow another K-drama live. I’m getting too old for this. Or maybe I just don’t have the stamina anymore. It’s a mentally exhausting and emotionally draining experience where the rewards most oftentimes don’t outweigh the time investment. I’m actually hoping 49 Days is just good and not great, because then I can watch it without getting too hung up.
Written preview for episode 1:
It’s a week before the wedding, and Ji Hyun (Nam Gyu Ri) is busy creating an extraordinary wedding ceremony for herself. Ji Hyun, with her optimistic personality and her give-it-all attitude in preparing for the wedding, has one thing bothering her: Min Ho (Bae Soo Bin) has a good hoobae friend Han Kang (Jo Hyun Jae). Ji Hyun was high school classmates with Han Kang, and they broke up after a bad fight. Ten years later, she thinks Han Kang still dislikes her, and it makes her feel uncomfortable.
On the other hand, on the anniversary of her lover’s death, Yi Kyung (Lee Yo Won) arrives at the spot of where he died bearing flowers. She waits for a car to come and take away her own life. A gust of wind swirls by and the oncoming car brakes at the last minute, causing a chain reaction car accident. Ji Hyun just happens to drive by at that moment. In her panic, she turns her steering wheel hard, but her car’s fast speed causes her to hit another car.
[Credit: written preview released by SBS, translated into Chinese by 49 Days Baidu bar, translated into English by me]