Hong Soo-hyun takes on weekend family drama
Glass half full: the lovely and talented Hong Soo-hyun (Jang Ok-jung, Live By Love) is headlining a new drama. Glass half empty: it’s a long weekend family drama. Glass three-quarters-full (and I’ll throw in a cherry on top if we get a good male lead for her): it’s sounds like the heartwarming kind, full of sibling hijinks and makeshift family acceptance. At least that’s the hope anyway.
The new MBC weekend family drama is set to follow I Summon You, Gold, and is another of those famously unwieldy weekend titles, called Will You Love And Give It Away. It’s about a couple who remarries in their twilight years, forcing two families of grown adult children to become one big happy Brady-Bunchy family. That sounds kind of awesome… that is, as long as you don’t throw a birth secret wrench in there, or make two of the siblings-to-be in love or something. Let’s not go there.
Hong Soo-hyun will play one of the daughters, described as very thoughtful, rational, and cautious about everything. She’s also a very independent person, so she might be slow to come around to the sudden new family members. The actress is the first cast member to sign on, and is reportedly finalizing negotiations.
The drama comes from the PD of the hit Kim Nam-joo weekender Queen of Reversals, and the writer of family dramas Ugly Mooncake and Just Be Like Today. It’s described as warm thoughtful family fare, about the trials and tribulations of two families forced into this new situation, and their eventual acceptance of each other as a new family unit.
Will You Love And Give It Away will air on Saturdays and Sundays starting in September on MBC.
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