Sooyoung confirms MBC weekend drama Man Who Sets the Table
The upcoming MBC weekender Man Who Sets the Table will be headlined by singer-idol-actress Sooyoung (Police Unit 38). I thought that her schedule would be full because of SNSD promotions and Polyclinic Doctor, but it looks like the latter is still having trouble finding a broadcasting station. Sooyoung initially was confirmed to star in the youth medical drama, but production and filming doesn’t seem to have started, and no other casting announcements have been made. So maybe that’ll be put on hold for the future while she films Man Who Sets the Table.
This new weekend drama will be created by a team that has had extensive long-format drama experience. The writer, Park Hyun-joo, created the script for Hooray for Love, Wonderful Mama, and Queen’s Flower, while PD Joo Sung-woo directed Hundred Year Inheritance, Monster, and Legendary Witch. It’s a testament to my love for weekenders that I actually have seen all the aforementioned makjang-style dramas, but only Wonderful Mama managed to keep my interest until the end.
No plot details regarding Man Who Sets the Table have been released, but judging from just the title, I’m guessing it’ll be something about a house-husband or a domestically inclined man, which does set us up for some interesting issues on gender role reversals. Most of Sooyoung’s characters in the past have been plucky earnest heroines (Police Unit 38, Cyrano Agency) and she naturally gives off such a feminine air that I’m curious if we’ll be seeing her in a less traditional or career woman-type role.
Man Who Sets the Table is slated to air after You’re Too Much starting in September.
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