Oh, Kim Ji-hoon, why must you repeatedly star in long weekend dramas that I won’t have the time or inclination to watch? MBC’s newest weekender called Jang Bori Is Here! has secured its main cast, and Kim Ji-hoon has signed on to star opposite Oh Yeon-seo (Medical Top Team), who will be headlining her first miniseries in the title role.
The new drama comes from writer Kim Soon-ok of Wife’s Temptation, Angel’s Temptation, and Five Fingers, who’s known for her addictive makjang dramas–you know, the kind that everyone curses at but watches and parodies. She’ll be working with PD Baek Ho-min of Flames of Ambition and May Queen. So… we’re pretty much in for some really overwrought melodrama, methinks.
It’s a Cinderella birth secret switcheroo tale, about a plucky heroine (Oh Yeon-seo) who witnesses a traumatic incident involving her mother and suffers from amnesia as a young child. She ends up lost and eventually gets adopted by a new family, where her stepsister, played by Lee Yuri (Your Woman) is jealous, evil, and ambitious. Of course she is. But then the stepsister ingratiates herself into a wealthy family, only to discover that the heroine is actually their birth daughter. Of course she is.
Kim Ji-hoon plays the chaebol hero they’ll both love. He’ll have an ambitious half-brother in Oh Chang-seok, who was in last year’s crazy daily drama Aurora Princess, and idol actor Han Seung-yeon (Her Lovely Heels) plays their little sister with a princess complex. Hm, the setup is SO obvious that they have to introduce crazy twists in the execution, right?
Jang Bori Is Here! follows Will You Love and Give It Away in April.
Oh Chang-seok, Lee Yuri
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