Goodbye My Beloved adds Ra Mi-ran, Yoon Park, Kim In-kwon
Ra Mi-ran, Yoon Park, Kim In-kwon
Every time they add more cast members to this drama, the plot description changes. Is it a tactic to make us watch the first episode just to find out what the heck everyone’s relationships are to one another? You’d think because it’s a remake — of Japanese novel Mr. Tsubakiyama’s Seven Days — that the drama’s setup would be clearer. SBS’s adaptation Goodbye My Beloved has secured leads Rain (She’s So Lovable), Oh Yeon-seo (Shine or Go Crazy), and Lee Min-jung (Sly and Single Again), and now the production is rounding out the cast with some fantastic supporting players for the ghost-possession human comedy.
The always funny and amazing Ra Mi-ran (Jung-hwan’s mom in Answer Me 1988) has signed on, though there’s no character information about her role yet. She’s an award-winning supporting actress in film and television who’s already well known, but she’s pretty much become a household name by playing the most awesome of all the moms in Answer Me 1988, with her deadpan humor, amazing(ly bad) ’80s fashions, and wonderfully moving under-the-surface emotions. She makes that character seem like a real person, and I’m just constantly amazed by her.
Ra Mi-ran’s Himalaya costar and film actor Kim In-kwon has also signed on — he hasn’t been in a drama since You’re Beautiful, but he’s returning to TV to take on what I think is technically the title role. He’s playing a middle-aged man who dies of overwork and gets to come back to the land of the living in the body of Rain. Which is confusing because Kim Su-ro (A Gentleman’s Dignity) is ALSO playing an ajusshi who dies and comes back, but he’s going to possess Oh Yeon-seo. So… both leads will be possessed by ajusshis… which makes the potential loveline a confusing one, that’s for sure.
Maybe the loveline goes the other way, because Lee Min-jung is a widow who has a love triangle with Rain (possessed by her husband, I gather) and Yoon Park (Queen’s Flower, What’s With This Family). Like I said, complicated. I won’t worry about it too much though, since the drama’s focus is on how these ghosts use their trip to make sure that their loved ones are taken care of, and to say their proper goodbyes. It’ll all make sense, right?
Goodbye My Beloved follows Remember—Son’s War on Wednesdays and Thursdays in March.