Jin Yi-han headlines weekend drama as pretty boy loser
Heh, Jin Yi-han (Secret Hotel, A New Leaf) usually plays such put-together, gentlemanly types that it ought to be fun to watch him play a loser in a weekend family drama. SBS’s new Saturday-Sunday drama is called The Family Is Coming, and after casting a few secondary roles, Jin Yi-han has signed on to headline the series. It’ll be his FOURTH drama in a year, starting with Empress Ki and taking him basically nonstop through the year in back-to-back projects. All in all it turned out to be a pretty good year for him, despite some of the projects fizzling out, because he was consistently great in them.
The new weekend drama is a family rom-com based on the novel Grandma Is Back, about a grandma who abandoned her family 50 years ago, and suddenly returns one day to distribute a 10-billion-won inheritance to her children and grandchildren. The story will be about the family members’ competition over who gets the inheritance, leading to comic hijinks and eventually growth and maturity for all involved.
Jin Yi-han stars as the leading man who appears to be the average drama hero on the outside: He graduated from a top law school and has the looks to make women’s hearts go pitter-patter. But in reality he’s an unemployed loser who wants to be a creative director (of what, I don’t know). In his twenties, he used to be the confident dreamer who believed in fighting for justice. But now he’s so jaded that he’s the kind of man to just walk past injustice and social problems happening right in front of him, figuring that there’s no point.
Lee Jung-hyun (Roaring Currents, Confucius) has signed on to play a designer, and not much else is known about her character, though I can see Jin Yi-han’s character leaving law to work in design with her, leading to romance. Idols N of VIXX and Sojin of Girl’s Day have been cast in supporting roles, and will have a loveline of their own. N plays a detective who’s the problem-solver of the family, and Sojin plays his love interest. Directing is PD Joo Dong-min of Take Care of Us, Captain, and writing is Kim Shin-hye of Immortal Classic.
The Family Is Coming will follow Modern Farmer on Saturdays and Sundays in January.
Lee Jung-hyun, N, Sojin
Via FN News
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