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Stills and trailer for I Need Romance 2012
by | June 16, 2012 | 43 Comments

Jung Yumi is looking great in the stills for I Need Romance 2012, the sequel to tvN’s hit single-women-in-the-city romantic comedy. The trailer is a mess, but… at least it looks like an entertaining mess? The stills of the happy couple (that’d be with Lee Jin-wook, the soon-to-be-ex long-term boyfriend) are adorable. It probably helps that they have puppies. Puppies!

But… if they raised the dogs together, do they get split up when the humans break up? Waaah. Suddenly I’m more invested in the doggies’ relationship than anything. Perhaps they’ll have joint custody of the dogs, which keeps them in contact despite breaking up? Say you will!

The trailer is perhaps the result of an editor on an acid trip, because it’s Charlie’s Angels… and then Coyote Ugly… and then The Little Mermaid? Or something? And I don’t even know why it’s any of those things. It tells me nothing about the show, but at least I know there’s going to be a lot of wacky. Yeah… I got nuthin’. Perhaps someone more enlightened (or on LSD) can make sense out of it?

Hopefully the 2012 version can recapture some of the magic of the first, which was a refreshingly frank and funny comedy about thirtysomething women. A lot of it will depend on the girlfriends, who are played by Kim Ji-woo and Kang Ye-sol, so hopefully this trio will have some great bestie chemistry to anchor the show.

I Need Romance 2012 premieres June 20 on tvN.

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43 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Bigspacestar

    Trailer looks fun!

  2. Eeefu

    I have no idea Lee Jin-wook could look this cute!! Sweet…

    • 2.1 Gab

      I know right!? Ahh, so adorable <3

    • 2.2 kaye

      Me too. Now I’m interested in the drama. Hee.

  3. elle loves kdrama

    It is quite the confusing trailer! Or maybe I need a little more wine :)

  4. tonkata

    it is not The Little Mermaid. it is a famous scene from Romeo + Juliet movie with Leonardo dicaprio and Claire Danes. ;-)

    • 4.1 Ani

      That’s what came to mind for me too. Hahaha.

      • 4.1.1 WM

        That’s what I saw, too. lol It’s a rip of the Bazz Lurhmann adaptation all the way, from their costumes and seeing through the fish tank, to swigging the poison.

        • 4.1.1.1 haruko

          and then the poison drinking. no doubt, it’s Romeo + Juliet

  5. Mystisith

    It’s not the Little Mermaid, it’s The Romeo and Juliet with Di Caprio. ^^

  6. Laya

    …are the three women imagining themselves as the women in these movies or something? Romeo+Juliet (Leo diCaprio!!!) seems kinda out of place then… I can see a correlation between Charlie’s Angels and Coyote Ugly– strong women– but Romeo+Juliet…? when Juliet killed herself in the end…?

    • 6.1 WM

      I was thinking along the same lines. Is this the three girl’s fantasies of what true love is? There are three ideas played out, very different, which is why I’m wondering if that’s what it’s supposed to be.

      • 6.1.1 Lilly

        You nailed it I think WM.
        Are ame ones obsessed with picture perfect parties for photos more than everyone having fun, I bet.

      • 6.1.2 Laya

        So one of them is kickass, one is more sensual, and the third one’s more innocent…? :D

  7. Gegia

    I love Jung Yumi, but I don’t know if I will like this drama. Maybe i would prefer for her some other drama, but… well.. okay.
    Trailer is crazy O_O i don’t understand anything, really what they want tell us?

  8. Nheony

    Hhhmm… so maybe Jin-Wook never went back to North Korea as Choi Ryu. He ended up staying in the south went under cover as Bosley working for Charlie?? Then he recruited Jung Yumi (He probably just wants to make Eric jealous and get back at him for stealing Myung Wol’s heart). Ye-Sol thought that the lawyer thing wasn’t really panning out as she expected but she did promise she will come back successful so she dropped the name Lee Dan, got recruited as one of Charlie’s Angel. Hmmm… and let’s see. Oh yeah! Jin-Wook and Yumi fall love at first sight of fishes-in-tank, they were gonna get fishes but decided dogs would make for better pets. — working too many hours is driving me bonkers!

    • 8.1 hyr

      ohhh… wow… it’s sequel of myung wol, without MY :)

      • 8.1.1 Nheony

        Yeah… maybe they wanted to have a do over.

  9. Shia

    “I Need Romance,” so the trailer is of the three women romantic movie trailers, it was explained over on another blog. I didn’t get it until I saw their heads in the theatre. I actually preferred this trailer over last years. I liked last years I Need Romance and thought that it was realistic throughout everything and hope that this one will be even better!

  10. 10 DramaticTeacher

    Looks fun, a bit weird tough…

  11. 11 canxi

    Hahaha, I think we are gearing towards a more adorable I Need Romance this time around. I’m down, it looks like fun =)

  12. 12 SoyJade

    It looks fun,but can’t make heads or tails. Not worth the LSD ride to figure it out.

  13. 13 Atiras

    Yumiya…… eat something!!! her arms are like sticks, egad!!!!

    the shrill shrieking of the angels has my poor ears buzzing…..

    TVN rock on with your zippy shows!!!!

  14. 14 biankoy

    the last scene is from romeo and juliet (the one with Leo Di Caprio).
    I hope she ends up with Lee Jin wook, because on the first one the lead ended up with her boyfriend rather than the new guy ( who I was totally rooting for). Now on the sequel I hope she end up with Lee JinWook.. they look so cute together.

  15. 15 Cynthia

    Those three heads at the bottom of the screen watching that cracktastic trailer reminds me of MST3.
    :)

  16. 16 malta

    The trailer makes no sense, but it looks funny at least.

  17. 17 Daniella

    Lee Jin Wook is rocking that perm, I digg it!

    Also, it’d be kinda cool if his character had drinking problem (as it looks in the preview) because then it can add on to the realism and kdrama can use some realism now a days ;)

  18. 18 bd

    Jung Yumi looks simply ravishing in the 1st pic (both Jung Yumis are so pretty), but yeah, her arms are like sticks.

    Absolutely loved her performance in “My Dear Desperado/My Gangster Like Lover.”

  19. 19 hallyukid

    i absolutely love the original I Need Romance so i hope the sequel is just as good…I know you guys have a few recaps in progress right now but i hope you can squeeze in one more for INR2, pllllllleeeeeeaaaaaaaassseeeeee :)

  20. 20 YY

    Agent Choi Ryu, stop fooling around and get back to base ASAP.

  21. 21 Mei

    She has this Natalie Portman vibe to her…Her kind of beauty is kinda versatile, you can style her any way you want. I love it. It’s like that kid in The Moon that embraces the sun, so pretty :)

    • 21.1 Mei

      And she also looks like UENO JURI! Kyaaaaa. So adorable.

  22. 22 huiting

    Jung Yumi looks so pretty. So much love for her. I can’t wait already!

  23. 23 risa

    Such beautiful doggies~ they’d better not split them up! INR was a lot of fun and I expect season 2 will be as well.

  24. 24 Kim Ha Kyung

    WoW, jung yumi, oremane..
    kim ji suk, people who guest at Strong Heart…oh i see, they are appearing after military service for promoting their new drama,,, it has been 2 year, yea…fighting!!!

  25. 25 Joy

    Because of your 1st sentence “…the sequel to tvN’s hit single-women-in-the-city romantic comedy”, I decided to watch season 1 today. Wow, i love it! Finished the whole season in one Sunday. I Need Romance beats Soulmate and The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry (except Soulmate’s OST is unbeatable).

    Now my only grudge for season 2 is all 3 girls are not even 30-something in real life. Hope they do a good job livinv up to season 1’s besties.

  26. 26 FunnyBunny

    I’m still pretty excited about this drama, regardless of the state of Lee Jin-wook’s hair.

    About that trailer…. yeah….
    I’m definitely not on LSD-or any drugs for that matter-but maybe all the movie references have to do with the ex-boyfriend being a script writer… who apparently writes a lot of chick flicks? Idunno, it’s that explanation or else I got nuthin.

  27. 27 Sponge

    What a pretty cast, i haven’t watched the first season so i hope that i don’t need to when diving into this cause it does look fun hahaha

  28. 28 babyfat

    oh wow ! can’t wait : 2 of my sweet favorite K-actor/actress . I can feel the sweet gentle chemistry between them even now .

  29. 29 alexandrasi

    Looking 4ward 2 this! Lee Jin-wook !!!

  30. 30 Sabah

    A newer trailer, I think.

    http://youtu.be/Y1RXavkdKds

  31. 31 mydien

    started watching this drama and it is SOOOOO GOOOD so far! I recommend this :)

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