Falling in love in Twelve Nights for Channel A drama
I love a good youth romance, and upcoming Channel A drama Twelve Nights looks like a thoughtful take on the genre that would fit right in with the fall season. This show first caught my interest because Channel A doesn’t often have original drama programming, and I want to see whether this latest entry will distinguish itself from the cable channel’s largely disappointing past offerings.
I love this mini-Age of Youth reunion going on in the cast: Han Seung-yeon (About Time) and Shin Hyun-soo (My Golden Life) star as our two leads who meet on three separate trips over the course of eight years and eventually fall in love. Han Seung-yeon plays a practical photographer from New York, while Shin Hyun-soo’s role is that of a dancer from Japan. As is all too common in dramaland, the two are complete opposites: She is a dedicated realist while he’s a romantic.
I’m not sure whether the two plan it this way, or if it’s due to Fate, but they run into each other in 2010, 2015, and 2018 while on holiday, and spend a total of twelve nights together across those three encounters. And of course, they fall in love in that limited time span. Right below the show’s title, the caption on the poster reads, “Plenty of time to fall in love.” The show gives me vague Before Sunrise-esque vibes, which is a great thing in my book.
Both the writer and director, Hwang Sook-mi and Jung Heon-soo respectively, are rookies with no credits to their names. Which could go either way in terms of quality, but I do appreciate Channel A giving new names an opportunity to prove their abilities.
Twelve Nights is set to premiere this coming October.
Via X Sports News