Sung Joon and Namgoong Min confirm I Need Romance Season 3
Kim So-yeon has secured her leading men for the upcoming third season of I Need Romance, and she’ll have the best of both worlds — a noona romance with Sung Joon (Gu Family Book) and an oppa romance with Namgoong Min (Unemployed Romance). Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?
The third installment of tvN’s rom-com franchise will take place at a home shopping channel and focus on the alpha girls who work there together, telling the stories of their friendships, their workplace rivalries, and their love lives. Kim So-yeon stars as the 33-year-old fashion marketing director who’s an ace in the workplace but constantly licking her wounds when it comes to love.
This season it looks like the noona romance will take center stage, and Sung Joon will be starring as a 27-year-old geeeenius songwriter who heals the heroine’s heart. The genius part is silly, but I’m always happy to see Sung Joon doing anything remotely Shut Up-esque, so yay for that. He’ll have happy childhood memories of growing up with the heroine (I smell childhood first love), and then returns to Korea after being away for seventeen years. He finds her again and the two will eventually live under one roof, where he’ll have his heart stolen by her all over again.
Namgoong Min has been cast as the heroine’s work sunbae and mentor, a workaholic perfectionist who does whatever it takes to meet his goals. He’s a smooth, refined romantic, but inwardly he doesn’t really believe in love. Wang Ji-won (Good Doctor, pictured below) will play his other love interest, a model-turned-stylist who is both the heroine’s friend and constant rival in the workplace. She’s uninhibited, honest, and always true to her emotions, and though she’s had a line of guys waiting to date her since her school days, Namgoong Min will be the first man she genuinely loves. Eep, don’t be the guy who breaks both girls’ hearts AND busts up their friendship. Don’t be that guy!
I Need Romance Season 3 will air on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning in mid-January.
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