Tears, friends, and love in Radio Romance character posters
They’re certainly making this drama look very inviting; every bit of promo for KBS’s upcoming Radio Romance has looked bright, lovely, and romantic with a sentimental touch. They’ve also gone for the trickle-down promo approach, which I don’t love (don’t give me measly drops! Just lay it on me), but at least now we have a full set of character and promotional posters.
Up top is Yoon Doo-joon (Splish Splash Love) as our star who can’t speak a word on the air that isn’t scripted, Ji Su-ho. His poster describes him as “the man who doesn’t understand radio,” since it’s only through the heroine’s efforts that he even ends up as a DJ in the first place. His poster bears the line, “I thought [I] was crying alone, but I didn’t realize… that everybody was crying…” That sounds like the kind of sentiment you’d feel from a healing radio show, which is appropriate for our leading man.
Kim So-hyun (Ruler—Master of the Mask) adopts the time-honored tradition of putting writers into unruly perms; she plays Song Geu-rim, “the woman for whom radio is everything.” She’s the young assistant writer who somehow scouts the star to the station, and her poster tells us, “It’s as though you could hear it from heaven, if only the frequency is right.”
Yoon Park (The Package) plays “the man crazy about radio,” PD Lee Kang. He loves radio so much that his fervor can drive his employees crazy, and his poster says, “Befriending those who aren’t friendly with radio… isn’t that the job for people like us?”
Then there’s Girl’s Day idol Yura (After the Show Ends) playing Jin Tae-ri, “a woman who dreams of love.” Her poster says, “Excuse me, Mr. Idol. Smiling like that as you talk behind your sunbae’s back isn’t the manners of a hoobae.” Her character is technically an antagonist, but purportedly a lovable one; she’s a former star actress who’s attempting to make a comeback into the spotlight.
Radio Romance premieres on Monday, January 29, on KBS.