Ryu Shi-won is returning to dramaland? Man, I’m pretty sure this guy was in ALL the dramas I watched in the 90s. He was kind of the originator of the babyface leading man, because before him, leading men were always the super gruff, chiseled types, but Ryu Shi-won was just the boy next door. He’s kind of the predecessor to today’s Seung-gi.
He’ll be starring in a cable drama on Channel A called Goodbye Wifey (I’m using a cutesy word for wife ’cause the Korean title uses a shortened slang form of the word.) where he plays a terrible, immature husband who has to be tamed by his much smarter wife. And it looks like said wife will be played by Hong Soo-hyun (History of a Salaryman), who’s reportedly first in line to take the role.
In just three projects — Lie to Me, The Princess’s Man, Salaryman — Hong Soo-hyun has leapt out of boring stock roles and into some serious scene-stealing limelight. I’m excited to see her take the lead in a romantic comedy, because she’s got great comic timing, and doesn’t seem afraid to make fun of herself.
Directing is PD Kim Pyong-joong (of 2006′s Great Expectations starring Kim Jae-won) and writing is Kim Do-hyun. The rom-com drama is about a couple married five years, who are complete opposites. One day their first loves re-enter the picture, making them question the marriage, throwing everything into disarray. Based on the title and the descriptions, it looks like Hubby’s quick to say goodbye to Wife, except he finds out that perhaps life without her isn’t as awesome as he thought it’d be.
Goodbye Wifey premieres May 7 on Channel A.
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- Salaryman shoots some wacked-out promos
- The Princess’s Man: Series review
- SBS’s History of the Salaryman finalizes its cast
- Ryu Shi-won…to be married?
- Style: Episode 1
- Who’s to blame for confusing characters?
- Go Soo’s first photo diary