Song Jae-rim (Goodbye Mr. Black) has been cast as main lead in upcoming SBS weekend family drama Our Gap-soon. He will be playing the role of Gap-dol, an unemployed graduate preparing for the civil service exam, after failing the law exam several times in a row.
Growing up under a poor widowed mother who worked hard at odd jobs to raise her kids, Gap-dol has no money or connections. Born without a silver spoon or even a bronze spoon, but a single-use plastic spoon, Gap-dol can’t catch a break. When he was younger, Gap-dol showed promise in school, so his mother pinned all her hopes and dreams on him and his future. However, he can’t seem to live up to her expectations. In addition, he has a girlfriend who he’s been dating for ten years and has been expecting him to put a ring on her finger before yesterday.
Actress Yoo-sun (Sweet Savage Family) is up for the role of his elder sister, Jae-soon, who failed at her first marriage and made a quick rebound to her second. Our Gap-soon is supposed to explore themes such as the modern family unit and the different stages of marriage: including the traditional marriage, separation, cohabitation, divorce, and remarriage.
I’m looking forward to seeing Song Jae-rim front and center. He always adds a great spark as the supporting character, starting from his stint as loyal king’s bodyguard in The Moon That Embraces the Sun to adorable editor with a one-sided crush in his most recent drama Goodbye Mr. Black. Song has also been in a family drama before, KBS’s Unkind Women. Our Gap-soon is being written by Makjang Queen Moon Young-nam who also wrote successful hit King’s Family, so I’m sure we can expect some twists and turns with this new drama.
SBS plans to have Our Gap-soon air after its current weekend drama Yes, That’s How It Is ends in September.
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