Posters and stills for Haeundae Lovers
Maybe I can’t help but love any of Jo Yeo-jung’s characters, but how can you not feel solidarity with a girl who turns Kim Kang-woo into the catch of the day? Reel him in! Upcoming Monday-Tuesday romantic comedy Haeundae Lovers has released its posters, opting for a strong comic vibe for the couple who will meet and fall in love despite being on opposite sides of the law.
I can’t say that I love the second poster’s Titanic shenanigans as much as Kim Kang-woo being strung up in a fishing net, but it is amusing how the lovers are having their cheesy moment aboard a tiny fishing boat crammed full with the rest of the cast. The supporting cast includes Nam Gyuri as Kim Kang-woo’s fiancée pre-amnesia turnaround, Jung Seok-won as the heir to the big hotel at the center of the story (so that would make him the baddie’s son) and a lawyer who will compete for the heroine’s affections, and Kang Min-kyung as the hotel boss’ secretary with her sights set on Jung Seok-won.
The setup: Kim Kang-woo’s hotshot prosecutor chases a lead on a case all the way down to Busan, where he goes undercover as a mobster to infiltrate the crime organization in Haeundae. But while undercover, he gets into an accident that causes amnesia… which means the identity he recovers is the fake one. Jo Yeo-jung plays Go Sora, a mobster’s daughter, but hers is a decidedly different kind of mob family.
Dad was certainly the big boss once upon a time, but lost the big hotel in a battle with the villain, and suffers a brain injury of his own. He’s now a burden on his family, but he’s also Sora’s reason for living. He still has a few loyal men–Sora’s three uncles who have remained beside her father despite his losing everything. I have a feeling this uncle-and-dad foursome is going to be the best thing about this drama.
Sora is a plucky, no-nonsense heroine who makes her own way in the world, running her own fishing boat and slicing the heads off of fish with frightening precision. She’s a penny-pincher and a diehard baseball fan (a commonality among most Busan inhabitants). She only shuts down shop on game days, takes care of Dad on her own, and swears that she will never EVER EVER marry a mob man. Ever.
Enter Kim Kang-woo. Woot!
The 16-episode Haeundae Lovers premieres next Monday on KBS.
Via Joy News