Yoon Eun-hye offered new android drama Love Like a Person
It’s been ages since Yoon Eun-hye (Mi-rae’s Choice) has been in a drama (or in any project in Korea, actually), so this news certainly caught my eye: She’s entertaining an offer to star in a new drama, Love Like a Person.
As is so often the case in dramaland, we’re running with another trend of the moment: Love Like a Person is another android drama, and it tells the “miraculous love story” between an artificially intelligent male android and a woman who is 100 percent sensibility. Yoon Eun-hye is up to play Gong Joon-hee, a high school physical education teacher who is all EQ. She happens to meet the man she believed to be her fated match two years later, and is shocked when he says he has no memory of having loved her.
I’m glad that Yoon Eun-hye’s potential role is the human rather than the android, since my first thought upon hearing about the drama was that her biggest asset as an actor is her down-to-earth humanness and I couldn’t imagine her as a robot. She hasn’t necessarily had great luck in her drama projects and her last one was four years ago (2013’s Mi-rae’s Choice), and the public’s reception to her has been decidedly chilly since her plagiarism scandal. But I do think image rehab is possible given the right vehicle, and hopefully her comeback vehicle does better than her previous shows. And while I find it strange that we have all these robot dramas coming out at the same time (I’m Not a Robot, Are You Human Too), at least it isn’t a genre I’m sick of yet.
Love Like a Person will be directed by PD Yoon Sang-ho of Saimdang, Light’s Diary, Bride of the Century, and Tamra the Island. Writing are Go Young-jae and Jeon Yong-sung, who appear to be rookie writers. The drama is looking to air in early 2018, though it hasn’t landed on a schedule yet.
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