Uhm Jung-hwa headlines noona romance for tvN
Okay, more noona romance it is. You won’t hear me complaining. Though it does seem like cable stations tvN and JTBC are having some sort of inter-network pissing contest this year over whose noona-killer can out-romance the other, doesn’t it? Right now we’ve got I Need Romance 3 and a secondary couple on Could We Love duking it out on Mondays and Tuesdays, and then in March comes Kim Hee-ae and Yoo Ah-in’s Secret Love Affair for JTBC. Not to be outdone, tvN has now added Witch’s Romance, starring Uhm Jung-hwa (Montage) and Park Seo-joon (Warm Words).
The new drama will be a remake of the 2009 Taiwanese drama Queen of No Marriage (also called My Queen), about a 33-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man juggling a romance in the workplace. The romantic comedy will be about two people who each have scars from past relationships, and the way their romance with each other heals those wounds. Basically, it sounds like a straightforward workplace noona rom-com.
Seeing as how Uhm Jung-hwa and Park Seo-joon are actually nineteen years apart in real life, I think they’ll probably skew the age gap a little larger. Park Seo-joon is relatively new as an actor–I haven’t seen him in anything, so I hope he’s decent. Uhm Jung-hwa is already a noona-killer-killer personified, so I’m not exactly worried about her. In fact her most recent movie Laws of Attraction has her romancing a younger Lee Jae-yoon.
She hasn’t done a drama since 2009’s The Man Who Can’t Get Married, but a sexy cable rom-com seems like a fun reason to take a break from films for a few months. The actors are still in final negotiations, but the outlook is good that they’ll both be signing on.
Witch’s Romance will follow I Need Romance 3 in April.
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