Sunday, April 12, 2015
Selling an outrageous concept is a very delicate procedure. On one hand, you have to embrace your premise and on the other, you cannot take yourself too seriously or in the wrong way. Outrageous does not mean ridiculous and it is the latter there is less tolerance for. 'The Girl Who Sees Smells' certainly presents an odd world and combines two usually contradicting in tone genres, but its consistency, balance and involvement with what is has to show keep it enjoyable.
A romantic comedy crime series does sound strange. Romantic comedy is light and happy and preoccupied with matters concerning everyday life, rather than life and death situations. The reason these two do not come into conflict in this show yet is because they fall under the same tone and are given the appropriate importance. Too much focus on romance makes the characters' priorities seem messed up and too much on the crime drowns the romance. By carefully regulating the two, the setup becomes believable.
Full Article: [HanCinema's Drama First Look] "The Girl Who Sees Smells".