MBC lines up fall rom-com No Sex and the City
Yup, you read that right. I don’t know what the appeal of Sex and the City would be without the sex, but apparently we’re going to find out. A new drama called No Sex and the City is being planned for a fall broadcast on MBC, about three thirtysomething virgins who fall in love for the first time. The series comes from writer Lee Sun-hye, junior writer on Answer Me 1997 and 1 Night 2 Days, and will be directed by PD Lee Dong-yoon of Fated To Love You, Queen’s Classroom, and family drama All’s Well With a Happy Home, among others.
The heartwarming romantic comedy is about the friendship and love lives of three single virgins born in 1983. Their romantic lives begin when the boy they liked in their youth shows up one day. They live in Oksu-dong in rundown apartments, and the warm human drama will be about neighborly affection, and the meaning of home, family, and friendship. The series aims to be a realistic portrayal of single women and their road to maturity, and through each of the women we’ll explore their relationships with parents and their roles as daughters in this day and age.
The themes are certainly in keeping with the Answer Me franchise, so I can see it being the kind of drama that highlights the girls’ friendship more than anything, like The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry, or the Answer Me 1988 ajummas if we’d met them when they were single. We’ve seen actual Sex and the City copycats like I Need Romance already, so I hope this one actually sets out to be different.
Title silliness aside, it sounds like the drama will be an uplifting story about true-to-life girlfriends, and I can see the potential for hilarity and relatable warmth in the premise. I mean, it’s literally no Sex and the City (you set yourself up for that one), but who knows, maybe it’ll be something better?
No Sex and the City is in the works to air in the fall Monday-Tuesday slot on MBC. So the potential lineup goes: Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People, followed by Lookout, followed by The King Loves, and then No Sex and the City in September.
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