Jang Nara, Sohn Ho-joon tie the knot for new KBS drama
We’ve got another new variety-drama on the way called Go Back Spouses (a pun that could also be Confession Spouses), and offers are out to Jang Nara (One More Happy Ending) and Sohn Ho-joon (Blow Breeze) to headline. I honestly think the distinction “variety-drama” means very little in the current drama landscape, since the so-called hybrid dramas that we’ve seen so far—The Producers and The Best Hit—were just scripted dramas that happened to be produced by variety PDs. This new series will come from PD Ha Byung-hoon and writer Kwon Hye-joo of the hit web sitcom adaptation of The Sound of Your Heart, which garnered heaps of praise and a cult following for its witty sense of humor.
The new drama will be about a husband and wife who regret getting married, and tells the story of their “war-like, realistic life changes.” That’s not a whole lot to go on, but it does sound like a setup for relatable, everyday problems that all spouses face. I like the idea of starting with a couple where some love is already lost, which hopefully only means that the road back to happiness will be more rewarding.
I’m confident that Jang Nara could make me invested in any character she plays—she just has a likability factor and charm that goes beyond what’s on the page, and I’m always instantly rooting for her. It’s too bad that her last project Housewife Detective fell through, but that show sounded so much like Mystery Queen, which kind of cornered the market on ajumma sleuths this year. But I like the idea of this simple, relatable story for her; plus, I like her opposite Sohn Ho-joon more. They’re both so sweet… will they really play a couple at war with each other? It’s hard to imagine anything other than rainbows and puppies for them, at least until I’ve seen them fighting.
Go Back Spouses is scheduled to air in KBS’s Friday-Saturday slot following Strongest Deliveryman, and premieres October 13.
Via Star News
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