Jung Yumi to headline new weekender Bravo My Life
SBS has announced a new weekend drama in the works, Bravo My Life, and is in final talks to secure Jung Yumi to headline. I feel like I always have to do a song and dance to clarify that it’s not that Jung Yumi (Discovery of Romance, Youn’s Kitchen), but the other Jung Yumi (Maids, Master–God of Noodle). But I don’t want to get excited about the wrong person!
Bravo My Life is set amidst a broadcast station and centers around three main characters: an assistant director at the station, an actor who for seven years has been unable to debut, and a character described simply as haughty. Jung Yumi’s character is the assistant director, and although all of the fellow colleagues she’d entered the station with have all worked their way up to getting their own programs, she is still stuck in the assistant ranks. She had been dating someone since her university days and is engaged, but the sudden arrival of her mother results in her being jilted. Since the drama is described as a “one-top female lead” show, I presume that the other two will be her love interests.
Interestingly, Bravo My Life was the initial title given to one of writer Jung Ji-woo’s prior dramas before it took on its ultimate title, Ugly Alert. I can’t say much about Ugly Alert, which was a daily, or Jung’s weekend drama Gloria, but I did really enjoy her heartwarming 2010 series Wish Upon a Star, which starred Kim Ji-hoon as an uptight grumpypants who warms up to a family of orphans. I’m encouraged to see that this will be a reunion of writer and director (PD Jung Hyo) from that drama; they’ve gone off and done several projects separately that I don’t care for (PD Jung’s include Witch’s Castle and Cheongdam-dong Scandal), but Wish Upon a Star was a breath of fresh air.
Bravo My Life will take over the weekend slot from Sister Is Alive in October.
Via IS Plus
- Master–God of Noodle: Episode 1
- Jung Yumi, Baro added to Master: God of Noodles
- Six Flying Dragons: Episode 1
- Maids plans its comeback, sets broadcast date
- Jung Yumi joins Oh Ji-ho in Joseon-era servant drama Maids
- Yeon Woo-jin and Jung Yumi lead cast for 3-D horror movie
- Jung Yumi joins Jung Kyeo-woon in Wonderful Mama
- Rooftop Prince: Episode 1
- Wish Upon a Star: Episodes 1-2
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