Jung Jin-woon joins JTBC rom-com Madam Antoine
2AM member and actor Jung Jin-woon (Marriage Not Dating) is the newest addition to JTBC’s upcoming weekend drama Madam Antoine, which recently secured Han Ye-seul (Birth of a Beauty) and Sung Joon (High Society) to headline.
I’ve been curious about this drama because the initial description was so vague that it left me wondering; it was touted as a quirky romantic comedy about psychologists. Now we have more details, which are an interesting mix of traits: It’s about a couple who understand other people’s feelings but not their own, and the “psychological game” between them as they fall in love.
Han Ye-seul is a “fake fortuneteller” who believes in the fantasy of love, who is particularly skilled at reading people’s feelings. Sung Joon is a top psychologist who is insensitive to love, yet also so good at his job that his Hollywood star clientele calls him “soul doctor.” Jung Jin-woon’s character is a former athlete.
So basically, this is a psych version of ye olde opposites-attract romance. I can totally see Han Ye-seul playing a quack psychic (I’m presuming Madam Antoine is her fortunetelling name?), and like her best when she goes for the quirky, bold characters in comedies. I’m not sure I want Sung Joon being insensitive and emotionless, but I can see him fitting that image, and at least this time he won’t be a psycho shrink. (One hopes.) As for Jin-woon, we have very little explanation of his role but I think he’s an actor who adds charisma to his roles, and enjoy him when he’s being playful and funny.
Madam Antoine is written by Hong Jin-ah of The King 2 Hearts and directed by My Name Is Kim Sam-soon and Can We Marry’s PD Kim Yoon-chul. It will premiere on November 27 as the next Friday-Saturday drama to follow D-Day.
Via My Daily