The Sound of Your Heart: Reboot won a new season where the producers chose to start again instead of using the same cast that participated in the first attempt to take it to the public (watch here).
One of the main reasons for this is that most of the previous actors suffered from a lack of charisma as well as lack of chemistry between them. That way, it was easier to start from scratch.
And it was a wise decision. The cast in The Sound of Your Heart: Reboot is much better, generating more empathy with the public. Add this to a funny and friendly story and you’ll have one of the best Doramas available in the Netflix catalog so far. Fans of the previous version will not be disappointed: the cast may have changed, but the essence remains the same.
Because it is a relatively short comedy, one can not expect a deepening in the characters of The Sound of Your Heart: Reboot. But what we know of them is enough to get attached to: the aspiring cartoonist Cho Seok lives surrounded with the problems of his family. Beyond the tight spots he gets into, he’s able to stand out in the very competitive market of webtoons (cartoons made for the internet).
The Seok family is a whole other case. Each of them has a distinct personality and serve as inspiration for the cartoonist’s drawings. The controlling mother, the attention seeker father, the troublesome sibling, and the patient girlfriend are everything a guy like Seok doesn’t need, but it’s what he has, so he must with it. The scenes of interaction between them are the best of the whole series. As each one has a different personality, they end up conflicting.
For those who do not know, Cho Seok really exists and he uses his family as raw material for his work. The most known is “Maeumui Sori”, in which this dorama is based to build its plot. As the first adaptation was very successful with the Netflix audience, there was the concern that with the new cast, the mood would be lost. These fears dissipate as early as the first episodes. The new actors are sharper than the previous ones, lavishing charisma and talent. And let’s agree that, to interpret such nonsense characters, you need to be quite competent not to fall into an overly ridiculous version.
The Sound of Your Heart: Reboot, finally, is a good opportunity to watch an exaggerated and slightly caricature comedy drama, like all good eastern productions. Knowing that this is a real story only gives a greater highlight to the production – and shows that, to gain fame, you have to travel a tortuous route that can be very funny if you have that presence of mind.
Synopsis 1: The farce continues: he’s older and more famous, but none the wiser. Same spunky girlfriend. Same wacky family.
Synopsis 2: Webtoonist Cho Seok is back with more anecdotes of mix-ups, unintended antics, and bathroom blunders in this reboot starring an all-new cast.
Age rating: 12