Plus Nine Boys get their girls
Kyung Su-jin, Yoo Da-in, Park Cho-rong, Lee Chae-mi
Now that the boys have been cast in tvN’s new coming-of-age drama Plus Nine Boys, it’s time for each of them to get a girl. I think I like this show’s unusual four-by-four approach, because it feels more like casting a sitcom or large family drama, where nobody has to carry the whole load and there’s (hopefully) a fun storyline for everyone. The drama is about four boys aged 9, 19, 29, and 39, who all suffer from the curse of the nines and face a huge roadblock in their lives. The three youngest are brothers (Kim Young-kwang, Yook Sung-jae, Choi Ro-woon), while Oh Jung-se plays a 39-year-old bachelor desperate to be married.
Rising young actress Kyung Su-jin (Secret Love Affair, Eun-hee, Shark) has been cast to play opposite Kim Young-kwang. He’s a travel planner who’s been carefree most of his life but faces a rough patch as he turns 29 and starts having to reevaluate his whole future. Kyung Su-jin is his coworker from a small town who’s outspoken and rough around the edges but a loyal friend. They’ve actually played a couple once before in the music video for Brown-Eyed Soul’s “You,” which is posted below.
Oh Jung-se’s match will be Yoo Da-in (Suspect, Delicious Life), an ex-girlfriend who suddenly broke up with him one day and left him heartbroken. He’s a workaholic PD who really wants to get married but can’t seem to shake his curse where terrible things happen every time his age ends in nine. She’s the one that got away, and when they meet again she’s a single mom, and will play herself at both 29 and 39 as we watch their relationship unfold in both timelines.
Yook Sung-jae plays the 19-year-old middle brother and hot-tempered judo athlete who’s a senior in high school. A-Pink’s Park Cho-rong plays a cute girl with a secret, who also has the entire district’s high school boys swooning over her. Meanwhile Yook Sung-jae keeps running into her all over town, and decides they’re fated to be together.
The youngest brother, played by Choi Ro-woon, is a 9-year-old child star who’s famous for food commercials. He faces the first slump in his career (hahahaha) when he loses a job to a new child actor for the first time ever. He’s in a two-year secret relationship (pffft) with Lee Chae-mi (Gold Rainbow, Two Weeks), also a child star. They’re already too cute for words individually; I don’t know what we’ll do when they’re together. Is it weird that theirs is the story I’m looking forward to the most?
Plus Nine Boys follows Marriage Not Dating in late August.
Via Top Star News
- Coming-of-age drama Plus Nine Boys completes cast
- Oh Jung-se and Yook Sung-jae confirm Plus Nine Boys
- Kim Young-kwang, Oh Jung-se courted for new tvN drama
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- Posters and trailer for Hot Blooded Youth
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