Huh, I wouldn’t have pegged Jo In-sung for a second go-around with writer Noh Hee-kyung right away, especially since That Winter, The Wind Blows was his last project. But it looks like a reunion is in the works. He’s being courted to headline her new drama It’s Okay, It’s Love for the coming year alongside Gong Hyo-jin (Master’s Sun). She’s fantastic at comedy and melodrama alike, though in recent years she’s done a lot of rom-coms so it might be a nice change of pace to see her do heavier fare.
It’s Okay, It’s Love (Is it just me, or does that title sound like a slippery-slope excuse for doing not quite kosher things to the person you love?) is Noh Hee-kyung’s newest drama with PD Kim Kyu-tae of The World They Live In, Padam Padam, and That Winter. They’re aiming for an August broadcast and the show is currently without a network, though casting a pair of leads like Jo In-sung and Gong Hyo-jin should change that in a jiffy.
This melodrama will be about psychology, more specifically contemporary people who focus on tiny physical ailments and let health concerns get overblown, while shouldering huge psychological burdens throughout life without ever treating them. It seeks to ask what you should do, “When your feelings catch cold, or grow cancer, or suffer from diabetes.”
Jo In-sung is up for the hero role, a mystery novel writer and radio DJ who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. Gong Hyo-jin is being courted to play the heroine, a first-year fellow in psychiatry. She chose it as a field because you don’t have to work late hours like everyone else or cut people open like surgeons, but once she meets the hero, her life will change completely. It doesn’t say that he’s her patient, but I can’t imagine Noh Hee-kyung just letting that taboo relationship just lie there untouched, so I’m guessing we’re in for some ethical boundary-skirting. Is it better than loving your oppa or worse? Better-worse?
It’s Okay, It’s Love is preparing for an August premiere.
Via Sports Hankook
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