Beware This Woman becomes Suspicious Partner, secures main cast
Ji Chang-wook, Nam Ji-hyun, Choi Tae-joon, Nara
Woohoo, we’ve finally got a heroine locked down for SBS’s romantic comedy Beware This Woman, which has now changed its title to Suspicious Partner. Ji Chang-wook (The K2) and Nam Ji-hyun (Shopping King Louis) are confirmed to star in the story about young lawyers going up against a world filled with prejudice, and growing up through the sacrifices they make. Choi Tae-joon (Missing 9) and Hello Venus idol Nara have also signed on to round out the main cast.
The new legal thriller rom-com comes from PD Park Sun-ho, assistant director on Legend of the Blue Sea, and writer Kwon Ki-young of I Remember You, All About My Romance, and Protect the Boss. Ji Chang-wook plays a Jack of all trades who’s good at everything from sports to music, and becomes a prosecutor to live out the life that his father wanted to live. Nam Ji-hyun plays a junior Taekwondo athlete who fought tooth and nail to get through law school and is now a junior prosecutor in training. In previous casting stories there were different tidbits about the plot—an amnesiac killer is after them, the heroine is a murder suspect, and the hero enters the private sector as an attorney—but we’ll have to wait and see how everything comes together.
Choi Tae-joon plays a lawyer with complicated family relationships who had a particularly harsh adolescence. In real life Choi Tae-joon and Ji Chang-wook are buddies, so hopefully they’ll get to have a bromance and won’t end up romantic rivals in the drama. Hello Venus’s Nara will play a prosecutor and Ji Chang-wook’s ex-girlfriend in the drama. She’s still interested in him when she returns from working abroad and will try everything to get his attention, from acting pitiful to confident to sexy. But Ji Chang-wook’s lack of reaction will make her sad, and in stopping by his house all the time, she’ll run into Choi Tae-joon’s character and start having strange feelings towards him.
I don’t know what to expect of the supporting leads, but Ji Chang-wook and Nam Ji-hyun are so great that I’m in it for them and no one else really matters. I like the idea that there might be two separate lovelines, so let’s cross our fingers for that. I mean, with an amnesiac killer on the loose, we might barely have enough time for one romance as it is!
Suspicious Partner airs on Wednesdays and Thursdays following Saimdang, Light’s Diary in May.