The two female leads are still undecided for SBS’s Temptation, the Indecent Proposal-esque melodrama starring Kwon Sang-woo, but according to recent reports Yoon Eun-hye is the likely leading lady, while Lee Mi-yeon has decided to opt out. (Other reports hedge that she is just considering, but in any case Yoon Eun-hye appears to be leaning toward it.)
The role Yoon Eun-hye has been offered is of Kwon Sang-woo’s wife, while Lee Mi-yeon had been courted to play the chaebol woman who makes our smart but poor hero an offer he can’t refuse, by which we mean a huge amount of money. The three characters are thrown into conflict but over the course of the drama come to discover the meaning of real love.
I can’t say that this plot description appeals to me very much, but I do like the actors and keep hoping for Yoon Eun-hye to score her hit instead of turning in disappointment after disappointment. It’s not necessarily her fault because you can see her putting in the work in all her roles, no matter the situation, and she still gives it her all. (See: I Miss You, Mi-rae’s Choice, Lie to Me.) It’s just that she has had a terrible streak of underperforming dramas and you wonder if she needs to change something about her decision-making process at this point. For her sake, I hope she finds that role that matches her warmth and charisma with actual sensical scriptwriting. Okay, for our sakes too.
Writing is Han Ji-hoon of Time of Dog and Wolf and Dr. Jin, while we’ve got PD Park Young-soo of Oh My Lady and My Daughter, Flower in the director’s chair. Temptation will follow Doctor Stranger as SBS’s next Monday-Tuesday drama beginning in July.
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