Get ready to have your house and soul cleansed, by Ha Seok-jin, no less. "Your House Helper" is a "life healing" drama about a perfect man and professional house helper with the job of aiding women whose minds and homes are a mess due to their complicated lives.
The poster shows the main characters, and the promise "I will clean your mind", and the trailer further cements that we all have issues. Heroine Im Da-yeong (Bona) refuses to deal with her clutter through the usual excuse of "tomorrow". Enter Kim Ji-woon (Ha Seok-jin) with some words of wisdom. "Some people feel a sense of security when their belongings are in sight. It's not that you can't organize them, you simply have your own way of doing so". My bag on top of a pillow and the resistance band hanging on the chair above them agree. It's a strategic placement with no strategy involved.
I'm all for some chore-loving romance, but I actually wish there were no main romance at all here. I feel like there are richer messages in having a fairy-slash-counselor helper provide outside support and perspective to people, before Mary Poppins-ing his way out of their lives. Rather than "A romance will fix all of your problems", I would love a story about learning to open up, and allowing ourselves to be helped by those who reach out. They may not stick around, but a helping hand can mean the world.
Perhaps that is its message already. I have not read the webtoon, and I don't know how closely the drama will follow it, but I hope "Your House Helper" will truly be the life healing story that we could use more often. The series will be premiering next Wednesday on KBS 2TV.
Written by: Orion from 'Orion's Ramblings'
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"[Orion's Daily Ramblings] Ha Seok-jin Clears the Clutter in Poster and Trailer for "Your House Helper""
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