Countdown begins on The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days
Now that casting is complete, production finally kicks off with a script read for SBS’s new weekend miniseries The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days. The remake of the Taiwanese drama In Time With You stars Ha Ji-won (Empress Ki) and Lee Jin-wook (Three Musketeers) as best friends of twenty years in deep (deep, deep) denial about their feelings for one another.
The drama comes from writer Min Hyo-jung of Attic Cat and Full House, and PD Jo Soo-won of Pinocchio and I Hear Your Voice. A good chunk of the supporting cast is straight out of PD Jo’s stable of actors, whom you’ll recognize from Pinocchio: Yoon Kyun-sang as a third-generation chaebol Mr. Perfect to challenge the hero on the romantic front, Lee Joo-seung as Ha Ji-won’s little brother who loves Lee Jin-wook more than his own noona (heh), Shin Jung-geun, and Jin Kyung.
Rounding out the cast are Jang Hee-soo (Gap-dong) as the mother who abandoned Lee Jin-wook, Seo Joo-hee (King of Dramas) as Ha Ji-won’s mom, and Choi Dae-chul (Superdaddy Yeol) as the old high school homeroom teacher that the leads share.
Ha Ji-won’s character Jang Hana is described as consistently assertive and honest in all things (thank ye drama gods), and Lee Jin-wook’s character Choi Won is a sweet and gentle guy who excels at everything except romance, because of his best friend.
It’s a coming-of-age story about growing up in your thirties and discovering love in the person who was by your side for twenty years. That premise already has my heart aflutter; with this cast I’m hopeful that we’ll get some great moments of heartfelt laughter and depth. And smoochies. Let’s not forget the smoochies.
The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days follows Divorce Lawyer in Love on Saturdays and Sundays beginning in mid-June.
Via SBS funE