Choi Ji-woo and Yoon Sang-hyun as Can’t Lose’s warring couple
Choi Ji-woo and Yoon Sang-hyun play a couple mid-divorce in MBC’s Can’t Lose, and it looks like we’ll be seeing our fair share of bickering.
PD Lee Jae-dong expressed his satisfaction with the chemistry between the two, which is a good thing since a drama like this is pretty much held up by chemistry. While there’s sure to be other plotlines involved, really, those are setpieces for the couple to go at it, whether in a romantic sense or a dogs-and-cats-at-war sense. Usually in a rom-com the bickering’s a stand-in for courtship, but since this couple’s already been there, done that, I’m guessing that not all their fighting will have romantic undertones.
In this scene, the two lawyers go at it on the rooftop of their law firm building. Ooh, a divorce romance AND workplace romance, rolled into one? I can only imagine the weirdness/hostility/discomfort of huddling around that office’s water cooler. And, hopefully, they’ll throw in some comic office politics as well — can you imagine having to take sides in that? Awkward!
The drama also stars Kim Jung-tae, Jo Mi-ryung, Kim Ja-ok, and Sung Dong-il. Lots of solid supporting actors, so yay.
Can’t Lose is still scheduled for an August 24 premiere, which has elicited some confusion/speculation regarding the current drama in that Wednesday-Thursday timeslot, You’ve Fallen For Me. As you may know, that show’s been afflicted with a number of minor setbacks, like the PD transferring to writing duties, and Park Shin-hye’s recent car accident causing the delay of one episode and some small script alterations.
You’ve Fallen For Me aired a special instead of an episode for that one day, meaning that it now has the option to either extend by an episode or to drop one. Current speculation is leaning toward dropping one, which would mean that it ends on Episode 15. The drama’s production, however, has countered that no decisions have been made yet, and that they are considering multiple options.