First look at First, Clean Passionately’s Kim Yoo-jung
Man, I feel like it’s been forever since we’ve gotten any updates about this drama! JTBC is gearing up for its last Monday-Tuesday drama of the year (eek, where did 2018 go?), First, Clean Passionately, and the station has just released a couple stills for a quick peek into what we can expect. Namely, we get our first look at our main heroine, Kim Yoo-jung, who is making her drama comeback after 2016’s massive hit Moonlight Drawn By Clouds.
Kim Yoo-jung’s character, Gil Oh-sol, represents one of the many young job-seekers in today’s South Korea, having done every kind of part-time position under the sun and desperate to be gainfully employed in a full-time job. Her job search has taken over her whole life, to the point where she’s given up on not only love, but cleanliness as well. I sincerely hope for her sake that cleanliness doesn’t equate to sanitation, because hygiene should never be optional!
Her attitude towards cleanliness is sure to clash with her new boss, Jang Sun-gyul, who will be played by Yoon Kyun-sang (Mysterious Il-seung). He considers cleanliness to be more important than anything in life, which explains why he’s the CEO of a cleaning company. I haven’t read the webtoon, but these dynamics look ripe for a lot of cute bickering, which I’m looking forward to.
First, Clean Passionately has a pretty impressive lineup aside from our main leads, including Song Jae-rim (Secret Mother), Yoo Sun (Criminal Minds), Kim Won-hae (Player), and Do-hee (My ID is Gangnam Beauty). Directing is PD Noh Jong-chan, who has largely done sageuks like Empress In-soo and Kim Su-ro, while writer Han Hee-jung, who co-wrote Joseon Gunman, will be adapting the webtoon into the drama format.
First, Clean Passionately is scheduled to premiere on JTBC’s Monday-Tuesday slot on November 26th, following currently airing Beauty Inside.