Reminiscing about Spain at sunset in tvN’s Memories of the Alhambra
Great, now I just want to get on the first flight to Spain! I’m really looking forward to the premiere of tvN’s upcoming romance Memories of the Alhambra, if only because I get to see Hyun Bin (The Negotiation) back on the small screen, with Park Shin-hye (Doctors) as his co-star. And if the three short teasers that were just released are anything to go by, this show is going to be gorgeous to look at.
Memories of the Alhambra follows Yoo Jin-woo (played by Hyun Bin), the CEO of an investment firm, who travels to Granada, Spain on business. There, he ends up staying at a hostel that is owned by Park Shin-hye’s character, Jung Hee-joo. The synopsis doesn’t reveal much else besides that they both get caught up in a strange turn of events, which could turn out to be anything and everything with this writer, Song Jae-jung, of W–Two Worlds, Nine, and Queen In-hyun’s Man.
The first teaser starts with beautiful shots of southern Spain, accompanied with some pretty suspenseful background music, and ends with our two leads facing each other on a hilltop overlooking Alhambra Palace. The next two focuses on each of our leads: Hyun Bin faces away from the camera, looking out towards a crowded street in Granada, and only turns around at the end of the clip, looking vaguely worried and alarmed. In her teaser, Park Shin-hye wanders atop a hill overlooking Granada at sunset, and after glimpses of the two leads gazing at each other, the clip ends with her smiling at someone offscreen.
The teasers didn’t reveal much about anything, but they definitely succeeded if the whole point of them was to whet my appetite for this show: The shots of southern Spain, the music, the lighting were all so romantic and atmospheric, and now I just want this show to start immediately. Besides Hyun Bin’s return to dramaland and my soft spot for Park Shin-hye, what makes me even more excited is knowing that Memories of the Alhambra is in pretty reliable hands, in terms of writing and directing. PD Ahn Gil-ho of Forest of Secrets is directing, and I’m curious to see how he fares with the suspense romance Alhambra purports to be.
Memories of the Alhambra will premiere at the end of the year, and is slated to start its run on December 1.
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