The series/movie is directed by Seong Do Joon
Kang In Soo Plays Kang In Soo
Lee Sang Plays Yoon Sang Yi
Bark Seo Bin Plays Choi Min Seong
Su Bin Plays Lee Yoo Jin
Synopsis from Rakuten Viki:
A free-spirited singer whose love of music has him performing on the streets, Kang In Soo’s (Kang In Soo) life revolves entirely around music. Supported by his friends, In Soo hopes to turn his passion into a full-time career someday, but doing so isn’t easy. Refusing to give up on his dreams, In Soo continues busking, day in and day out, while his best friend, Choi Min Sung (Baek Seo Bin), records his performances and uploads them on YouTube. Little does either of them know that In Soo’s performances have caught the attention of someone who could change the young musician’s life forever.
A keyboardist working at a major record company, Yoon Sang Yi (Lee Sang), is always on the lookout for new talent. After stumbling upon In Soo’s videos, Sang Yi has become one of the singer’s biggest fans. Convinced In Soo could make it big, he recommends the young artist join his company’s rookie discovery project. Seeing this opportunity in this invitation, In Soo accepts the offer and soon moves into the company residence with Sang Yi.
As the two live and work together, their relationship grows, and slowly, new feelings begin to blossom. Unfortunately, as their feelings grow, so do the obstacles that stand in their way. Will In Soo and Sang Yi be able to find a way to overcome the trials before them, or will their love fade before ever having a chance to fully bloom?
A story filled with music and love, “Wish You: Your Melody From My Heart” is a 2020 Viki Original romantic drama directed by Seong Do Joon.
In the typical Korean BL style, this drama has short episodes on Viki, but when I watched it on Netflix, they combined it into one film. It was nice to get it all in one bite-sized chunk. My synopsis of the story is a little different. Yoon Sang Yi is a timid man. He works part-time for a record company and works freelance as a keyboardist. Sang Yi is not one to speak up unless spoken to. All too often, he’s lost in his thoughts or listening to music in his head. He’s a dreamer. But one who is afraid to reach out and grab his dreams with both hands. He falls in love with the music of In Soo. Sang Yi can’t get it out of his head. He watches the videos repeatedly, adding pieces that he thinks fit the style. As we all would be, Sang Yi is also starstruck by In Soo. He practices how to shake hands and introduce himself at home because he is painfully shy.
In Soo is a mysterious man making beautiful music. He has his best friend as a manager/videographer. He plays street corners and uploads music videos to YouTube. He dreams of making it big but seems content, waiting for his big break. He has a beautiful house but no job. That’s a stark contrast to Sang Yi, who lives with several part-time jobs and a side hustle, living in a small studio apartment that is best described as cozy.
The catalyst that brings their worlds together is Sang Yi’s boss Lee Yoo Jin. She notices that Sang Yi disconnects from their other coworkers at a drinking party. He’s immersed in watching something on his phone. She asks him to share it with her. Sang Yi shares In Soo’s video. She likes the music, which will lead to discovering In Soo later, but she can see that Sang Yi is wholly infatuated. As In Soo walks by them, she encourages Sang Yi to greet his idol and ask for a photo, then teases Sang Yi by saying he should get In Soo’s number. This leads to the first awkward encounter between Sang Yi and In Soo. I won’t tell you what happened, but I know I have been Sang Yi before in that type of situation.
In Soo and Sang Yi’s destinies seemed entwined. I love that they keep stumbling into each other in various situations. Because it was initially formatted like most Korean BL, which is in 15-20 minute episodes with usually a run of 8-10 total, there are no extraneous characters or plot layers. I enjoyed this movie but find myself wishing to know more about each character’s back story and background. But these Korean BLs usually tell a good pared down story with good character development and a complete plot within the run time of 1 hour 40 minutes.
For this reason, I’m giving it a solid rating. It’s a cute story with a cute plot, fantastic music, and cute characters with a small amount of angst. But if you need a quick bit of fluffy goodness, this would fit the bill. If you’ve seen it, please let me know your thoughts. 💕-Jen
Wish You is available in its original format on RakutenViki or as a movie on Netflix.
Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars. [See our Review Guide]