Kim Hee-sun and Lee Seo-jin star in new weekend drama
There have been some rumblings about Kim Hee-sun (Faith) and Lee Seo-jin (Grandpas Over Flowers) headlining KBS’s new weekend drama Wonderful Season (the rumors began when Kim Hee-sun left her variety show Hwashin to focus on acting), but it’s only now that the drama is starting to lock down its cast. Wonderful Season is the newest drama from acclaimed melo writer Lee Kyung-hee and PD Kim Jin-won of Nice Guy, this time trying their hand at the multi-generational family drama.
The large ensemble cast will center around Lee Seo-jin’s character, a Seoul University graduate and successful prosecutor, with a gaggle of misfit siblings. Ryu Seung-soo (Empire of Gold) plays his hyung, a wannabe actor. At his age? Uh, that probably means he’s unemployed, right? Hwang Soo-jung (Salt Doll) plays Lee Seo-jin’s twin noona, who is developmentally challenged and remained in a childlike state ever since an accident during their childhood.
There’s not much else about Kim Hee-sun or Taecyeon’s characters, but I do think Lee Seo-jin and Kim Hee-sun will be really cute as a romantic pairing. While warm popular family fare is nothing new for Kim Hee-sun, it’s been a while since Lee Seo-jin has left sageukland. Though if his magical stint on hit variety show Grandpas Over Flowers is any indication, he’ll be right at home juggling a household full of elders with wit. Besides, there’s always the chance that writer Lee Kyung-hee will just do a long-form melo instead, which seems more up her alley anyway.
Wonderful Season will follow King’s Family and air on Saturdays and Sundays beginning in February.
Taecyeon, Hwang Soo-jung, Ryu Seung-soo
Via My Daily
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