‘I Am Not a Robot’ Kdrama Review: Light Romance with a Twist


The Plot (without spoilers):

“I Am Not a Robot” tells a story about a rich and arrogant young shareholder of a company named Kim Min Kyu (Yoo Seung Ho) and an intelligent but poor girl names Jo Ji Ah (Chae Soo Bin).

Kim Min Kyu doesn’t care anything in life because he has everything he wanted except lovelife and family. He has a secret and weird illness. He is allergic to human contact. His human interactions are limited to his doctor, butler and CEO of his company and also his childhood best friend, Hwang Yoo Chul. He prefer his robotic possessions like vacuum cleaner as his daily companions rather than humans.

Jo Ji Ah or President Jo is the opposite of Kim Min Kyu. She’s striving hard to succeed and hope she makes an invention that will be useful for people.

My short and honest plot:

When I thought it was another chaebol Kdrama but it was not. There is a sci-fi, comedy and little drama in the storyline so we are truly served with the best “feels” while watching.

The actors and their previous roles

Yoo Seung Ho as Kim Min Kyu

Yoo Seung Ho for I Am not a RobotHe starred in the series “Remember: War of the Son” as Seo Jin Woo and “Ruler: Master of the Mask” as Crown Prince Lee Sun.

Chae Soo Bin as Jo Ji Ah and Aji 3Chae Soo Bin for I am not a RobotShe starred in the “Love in the Moonlight” as Crown Princess Jo Ha Yeon and in “Strongest Deliveryman” as Lee Dan Ah.

Uhm Ki Joon as Professor Hong Baek Gyun

Uhm Ki Joon for I am not a RobotHe starred in the Kdrama series “Defendant”, “The Man in the Mask” and “Dream High.”

Kang Ki Young as Hwang Yoo Chul

Kang Ki Young for I am not a RobotHe is known for his role as Bok Jo’s samchon in “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Jo.” He was also a psychopath in “While You Were Sleeping.” And he was also among the doctors in "W."

Supporting Roles and their familiar faces:

Park Se Wan for I Am not a RobotPark Se Wan as Pi starred as a ghost in “Goblin” and Eun Ho’s friend in “School 2017.”

Son Byung HoSon Byung Ho who portrays the role of Hwang Do Won was Dong Man’s father in “Fight for My Way.”

Lee Han SeoLee Han Seo who plays Jo Dong Hyun’s role also acted as young Ae Ra in “Fight for My Way.”

Lee Min Ji Lee Min Ji who portrays Sun Hye was Jung Bong’s love interest in “Reply 1988.”

Kim Ki DooKim Ki Doo as Miami; He was a grim reaper in “Goblin.”

Lee Byung JoonLee Byung Joon as Ye Sung Tae; He was the father of Ma Jin Joo in "Go Back Couple (Confession Couple)."

Eom Hyo SeopEom Hyo Seop who plays Doctor Oh’s role was Song Yi’s father in “My Love from the Star" and Jim Myung Hoon in "Doctors." He is also a co-star of Yoo Seung Ho in "Remember:War of the Son."

“I Am Not a Robot” Facts:

Jung Dae Yoon directed the series. His past works include “W” and “She Was Pretty.”

Chae Soo Bin almost did not take the role but she said that it was “too attractive” to pass up. It was also the first time she played two roles simultaneously.

It was Yoo Seung Ho’s first time to star in a romantic comedy series. Known as “Little So Ji Sub” in Korea because of her brooding look that’s perfect for serious roles, he now proves that he can take a lighthearted character. He also shared that he was the happiest when filming the series.