Im Soo-jung and Shin Ha-kyun consider new rom-com drama
There’s a new romantic comedy series in the works, and it’s courting some big stars back to dramaland. The project is called All About My Romance, and is currently trying to woo Shin Ha-kyun (Brain) and Im Soo-jung (All About My Wife) as its leads. From All About My Wife to All About My Romance? Great, I’ll never be able to remember which is which.
While Shin Ha-kyun has recently headlined the medical drama Brain, Im Soo-jung hasn’t been on the small screen since her debut on the fourth season of School, and then 2004’s I’m Sorry, I Love You. She has since stuck entirely to movies, so if she takes on the drama, it’ll be nine years since her last one.
The project will be helmed by the crew behind Protect the Boss — writer Kwon Ki-young and PD Sohn Jung-hyun, and will take place in the world of politics. It’s based on a novel of the same name, and the leads will play two congress members from opposing political parties who fall in love and have to figure out how to make it work. It’s described as “a world where romance is like politics and politics is like romance.” Sounds like a cheeky, combative workplace drama. Familiar territory, given the crew’s credits.
There’s probably no greater fodder for bickering hate and crackling banter than a pair of quick-witted politicians whose fundamental belief systems are opposed. The idea behind the drama is to take these two characters who are professionals when it comes to politics, and watch as they attempt to try and navigate dating in the same way. Yeah good luck with that.
They of course have to keep the romance a secret — Helloooo, scandal! Goodbye, constituency! — so at least they’ll be in cahoots there. I can’t imagine there’s going to be much this couple will agree on, but I suppose that’ll be the fun. Both actors are still “considering favorably,” but the outlook is promising.
All About My Romance plans to follow That Winter, The Wind Blows on SBS.
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