Viewers probably started watching Nevertheless for the story of Yoo Na-bi (Han So-hee) making bad decision after bad decision in her relationships with red flag Park Jae-eon (Song Kang) or good guy Yang Do-hyuk. But after watching Na-bi dillydally so much, most of the audience are now staying for the side characters — most especially Na-bi’s classmate and friend Yoon Sol.
Yun Sol I can’t explain how much I love you#Nevertheless #soljiwanpic.twitter.com/Jma4qTKvIs
— ◟̽◞̽ (@anchorvhar) August 8, 2021
Our girl is smart and talented
She’s the top student in their class! Remember in the first episode when Na-bi met with her professor for a student exchange program? That’s where we first met Sol, who was introduced as their class’ top student.
Sol is sooo nice
Yoon Sol…let Jiwan eat the best part, gives her coat because it’s cold, comforts when she’s scared, and love her without expecting anything in return. ❤️
엄마 난 그녀를 원해 >.<#soljiwan#NeverthelessEp8 pic.twitter.com/MhMQRUZRzw
— solji-yumi (@hellohollee) August 7, 2021
This girl is so nice to everyone that you could probably consider her an actual gentlewoman. But she’s especially attentive to her best friend Ji-wan, always checking on her to make sure she’s okay, helps her carry luggage, waits for her, holds her hand when she’s scared (and when she’s not, too). Meanwhile, Na-bi has Park Jae-eon… who is scared of commitment…
She takes care of her loved ones
We already described how much Sol takes care of Ji-wan, but it’s not just her. Sol also takes care of each and every one of her loved ones. In Episode 8, Sol is facing her own problems, but she still makes time to ask Na-bi how she is and reminds her not to overwork.
Sol & Nabi both in distressed state but from diff reasons pic.twitter.com/4UVPg2UoPn #Nevertheless #NeverthelessEp8
— It’s me who loves yeaji || #Nevertheless (@kdramahula) August 7, 2021
sol giving nabi the advice of a lifetime in ep 2 pic.twitter.com/ggNWGiUIu5
— river (@sapphicturtle) August 2, 2021
She’s so laidback
lee hojung as yoon sol in nevertheless (2021) pic.twitter.com/kVsYtwcYMH
— ciel (@ohmjioo) July 10, 2021
Sol is pretty chill, especially when you compare her to the other girls like Ji-wan who wants in on everything, Bit-na who loves dating, and Na-bi who … yeah. And here we have Sol, who just wants to make art and take care of the people she loves.
She’s brave AF
– i like you
-of course, i like you too
-not as a friend
-yoon sol, what’s with you?#NeverthelessEp8 #Nevertheless pic.twitter.com/GBge7FJUld
— ś (@4hyojoo) August 7, 2021
But when she needs to be, Sol could speak up for herself and let the people around her know what she’s feeling. Case in point: The Confession™.
She’s sincere about everything
yoon sol to be protected at all costs <3 pic.twitter.com/Ck8oF5GD6y
— jude (@dnvrscorp) August 8, 2021
Sol loves sincerely and freely. She doesn’t expect anything in return, and sometimes, that ends up with her getting hurt. Exhibit A: Sol getting her hopes up with Ji-wan in whatever she does. Exhibit B: Sol apologizing for her feelings for Ji-wan.
Yoon Sol protection squad, assemble!
Her story is important
Sol isn’t just a token LGBTQ representative in the show. She has an actual story that many people can relate to. All around the world are Sol’s who pined over straight friends for so long, who took the risk of friendships breaking off, who felt like they had to apologize for their feelings. And it’s amazing to see this kind of representation in an entertainment industry that is still dominantly conservative.
just makes my heart warm to think about how young korean lesbians might see soljiwan on their tv or netflix and resonate with their characters… because it definitely will be like that for a lot of people
— Soljionce Global Union (@jeongyeonnation) August 7, 2021
“how many Sols there must be in the world.. there might be a lot of people crying watching this. as much as there are people happy for liking someone, there’s people who feel sorry for liking someone, how painful it must be. i love soljiwan but today i’m thankful for Sol’s story” https://t.co/yHDfE0cPFD
— irene (@twicetagrarn) August 7, 2021
She deserves all the happiness in the world
Honestly, at this point, we’re okay with Na-bi ending up with whoever (seems like Netflix Jae-eon is different from his webtoon version anyway, and Do-hyuk is always a great choice), but please please pretty please give our SolJiwan a happy ending @ show.
The only plot that matters:#Nevertheless #soljiwan pic.twitter.com/vU1YshNA2F
— ⚢♫ (@redgemv94) August 8, 2021
at this point i really don’t care anymore who nabi ends up with i just want sol and jiwan to end up together and live happily ever
— Mrs. Kim (@AYUSerotonin) August 4, 2021
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