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First script read for family drama My Only Ally


UEE, Choi Su-jong

A new weekender called My Only Ally (original working title My Beautiful Ally) is coming to KBS this fall, starring UEE (My Husband Oh Jak-doo) and Lee Jang-woo (Rosy Lovers). It’s being touted as a warm family drama about a young woman whose life is upended when her biological father enters her life after 28 years of absence. The first script read was held on August 7, and we’ve been given our first glimpse of the complete cast from photos of the event.

Choi Su-jong (King’s Dream) plays UEE’s father, who went into hiding for 28 years for the happiness of his only daughter. Despite his sudden return, she faces this change with a bright and optimistic attitude, and helps him heal as she becomes his “one true ally in the world.”

UEE and Choi Su-jong are joined by Lee Jang-woo, who will be playing a gentle and thoughtful character who ends up having a dynamic love line with UEE. It’s his first comeback drama after his military service, but hopefully, it won’t take him too long to get reoriented especially because he’s worked with UEE before as co-MCs on Music Bank, and he’s already worked with the writer Kim Sa-kyung twice in Rosy Lovers and Oh Ja-ryong Is Coming.

Speaking of love lines, Na Hye-mi (Cheese in the Trap) and Park Sung-hoon (Rich Man, Black Knight) are set to portray a couple with a fresh young chemistry. Yoon Jin-yi (Discovery of Affection), who will play a tough rival for UEE’s character, will be involved with Jung Eun-woo’s (Return of Hwang Geum-bok) character, a hopeless romantic in love with Yoon. According to reports, Go Na-eun (Yeonnamdong 539, girl group RAINBOW idol) is also a part of the drama, but her character details have not been revealed.

Rounding out the cast are the veteran actors, who have long been mainstays on weekend family dramas and daily dramas. They include heavyweights like Park Sang-won (My Daughter Geum Sa-wol), Cha Hwa-yeon (Secret Mother, Hospital Ship), Im Ye-jin (Hwayugi), Jin Kyung (Untouchable), Jung Jae-soon (Yes, That’s How It is), and Lee Doo-il (My Love, Madame Butterfly).

Regarding the first script read, PD Hong Seok-gu (Golden Cross, Lingerie Girls’ Generation) said, “Generally first meetings and first script readings are light-hearted, but My Only Ally began with a sincerity and depth from the actors who immersed themselves into the emotions of the story, and it almost made me cry.” It definitely bodes well when the director is emotionally touched by the project!

The first episode of weekend drama My Only Ally will air on September 15.

Via Osen

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If the PD is almost crying... I could spin that another way :)

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LOL I noticed that too. XD But even his original reason (the script reading was too emotional) worries me because I was hoping for another light weekend show from UEE.

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I need some happy now....

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I've just been eyeing this haha

Did you watch? How is it?

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Not yet. I'll only be able to watch it tomorrow. 😕
I'll let you know.
*hugs*
(why are you working on Sunday?) *more hugs*

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*hugs back*

I'm flip-flopping whether to start another weekender... Bean Count is near and I can get two beans if I finish two normal shows vs this. Haha

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I wonder what's wrong with the dad... does he have a shady past he doesn't wish his family to be judged for? If it's like Jo Boa and Jung Woong-in in Goodbye to Goodbye then it's something to look forward to. :)

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@mary

watching goodbye to goodbye, storyline is quite different from most kdramas i've seen. Chae Si Ra is amazing:)

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Chae Si Ra is love!

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Uh-oh, I'm conflicted, not a fan of Lee Jang-woo but I love UEE.

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Me too.

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After watching UEE in My husband Oh jak-doo I want to watch this drama too coz it sounds interesting and It'll portray a beautiful relationship between father and daughter. I'm eager to know why he was away from her and that too for her?
I hope it's a 24 or max 30 episode drama not an 50 episode drama coz I can't give my 100% into it and sometimes the story derails.

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I haven't seen a really good weekend show since Father is Strange. I hope this turns out well. UEE did a great job in My Husband Oh Jak Doo, so I am encouraged by the choice of female lead.

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Same! FIS was the last amazing weekender in my books.

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If weekender is your thing (which I turn to during slump or for want of a mood change), an oldie one: Smile, You is worth a try.

After Life on Mars and before starting Life, it’s a great sorbet to cleanse the palette. Interesting storyline without makjang villains

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I have seen Smile, You- it was very good indeed.

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have you watched What Happens to My Family? or Five Children? or Life is Beautiful?

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Life is Beautiful is THE best weekend family drama I’ve seen, so so lovely. I still remember watching one episode per day during what was a very busy and stressful time. Just love it to bits and every character.

Five Children is not bad too. Heard a lot of good things about What’s with this Family. Will put it on my watch list when I need a family drama next.

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@epyc2010 I've watched Smile You and loved it tremedously. The chemistry and the characters were amazing!

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Father is Strange was really good. I usually like KBS's weekenders but FIS was the last one I found watchable. This sounds like it has potential.

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I used to hate on UEE, but I loved her in Hogu's Love and I like that she's found her niche in these family/weekend dramas. She's an "idol-actor" success story.

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@rukia @mary Did either one of you watch this? How was it? I'm hoping it does well for Lee Jang Woo. I really like him.

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I haven’t started yet. I might check out the clips first and ask others. What about you?

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Not yet. I was waiting for a few episodes to pile up so I could binge. It's easier for me to judge weekender that way.

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I still haven't watched it yet either. I'll let both of you know what I think on... Sunday?
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If we like it we can talk about here. 😜

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Agreed.
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