Okay, this drama looks adorable. It also looks a whole lot like Ojakkyo Brothers, right down to the title signage and the overlapping second brother, but eh, most family dramas are pretty much cut from the same cloth. Here’s a look at the upcoming weekend drama Rascal Sons, starring Lee Sung-jae, Ryu Soo-young, and Seo In-gook as three overgrown man-children wreaking havoc in one family. I love the literal kiddy-toy, pacifier-sucking, husband-lassoing imagery that tells me exactly what I’m in for.
Lee Sung-jae plays First Son Yoo Hyun-ki, a widower and single dad with a daughter. So he can’t be a complete baby, though it’d be great if his daughter were more mature than he is. His character is described as a complete square — as straight-laced as they come. He hasn’t opened up his heart in a long time, but then Myung Se-bin enters his life, a single mom as well, and he falls in love.
Second Son Yoo Min-ki (Ryu Soo-young) is a martial arts fantasy novelist who has been in love with the same woman for ten years, played by Han He-rin. Only she’s now engaged to his best friend. Uh-oh. I like the idea of a shy and socially awkward Ryu Soo-young, who mostly plays smooth charismatic guys, not the guy complaining about being permanently stuck in the friend zone.
Seo In-gook plays the maknae Yoo Seung-ki, who’s the biggest troublemaker of them all: he’s a playboy and a divorcé. So young? He marries his wife, played by Yoon Sae-in, really young because he gets her pregnant and has no choice in the matter. They look like the most adorable little family in the happy stills down below… but it turns out he’s a cheater, and a bad one at that (namely in that he always gets caught). Oy and oy. So Playboy Maknae gets two love interests — the mother of his son, and then the new woman in his life played by Shin Da-eun.
I’m still in Answer Me 1997 innocent Yoon-jae’s world, so it’s hard to wrap my head around this new character for Seo who’s a father and already married and divorced, though I like that he’s playing a completely different type of character. But is it too much to ask for more than three days of mental preparedness between dramas?
Ready or not, Rascal Sons premieres next Saturday September 22 on MBC.
Via BNT News
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