I’m a little sad if this means that Yoon Doo-joon (Let’s Eat) is out of the running for a drama comeback in the immediate future, but on the other hand, how could I possibly complain about a reunion between Yeon Woo-jin (Divorce Lawyer in Love) and the Marriage Not Dating creative team? Yoon Doo-joon was given an initial offer to star in tvN’s new romantic-comedy drama Introverted Boss, but he passed on the role and the offer has gone to Yeon Woo-jin; now there’s a very good chance that Marriage Not Dating’s lead actor, PD Song Hyun-wook, and writer Joo Hwa-mi will be reuniting on their next project.
Yeon Woo-jin is reportedly considering favorably and in negotiations to star, so while he’s not confirmed, it sounds likely that he’ll sign on. The new series is about an extremely introverted man who’s successful in the PR business, but veiled in mystery because he hates to have any attention drawn to himself. He’s often misunderstood by others because he avoids eye contact and seems aloof, but all of his arrogance and mystery is actually a carefully crafted image that he hides behind because he doesn’t want to be around people.
He’s described as extremely sensitive and shy, and despite hiding out in his room most of the time, he’s managed to become “the silent monster” of the PR industry. But by hiding in his room, he loses everything, and he begins to dream of a life out in the world. The drama is about his personal growth as he slowly emerges from his shell. And of course because dramaland can’t be without its diametric opposites, he’ll have a romance with an outgoing heroine. It’s basically Flower Boy Next Door with Park Shin-hye and Yoon Shi-yoon swapped around, but I really enjoyed that setup, so I’m game for more.
It’s nice to anticipate a drama from a trusted team, because I remember Marriage Not Dating with particular fondness, and Yeon Woo-jin was absolutely hilarious in that role. It’ll be really fun to watch him take on a sensitive character who’s all talk, and I can’t wait to see who gets cast as his love interest. I can already imagine how crazy she’s going to drive him, muahaha.
Introverted Boss follows Rude Miss Young-ae 15 on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning in January.
- Yoon Doo-joon up for new drama from Marriage Not Dating team
- Oh Hae-young PD and Marriage Not Dating writer reunite for Sensitive Boss
- Yeon Woo-jin drops in on Oh Hae-young Again for cameo
- Yeon Woo-jin goes up against Lee Seung-gi in Compatibility
- Revenge turns to romance for Divorce Lawyers in Love
- Yeon Woo-jin and Jo Yeo-jung pair up in new rom-com
- Marriage Not Dating: Episodes 1-2
- Yeon Woo-jin offered leading role in new tvN drama