Shin Hye-sun, L, Lee Dong-gun and more gather for Dan, Only Love’s first script reading
I love me a whimsical fantasy rom-com, and there are some elements of this upcoming drama that has me over the moon. The cast and crew of KBS’s Dan, Only Love got together back in January for the show’s first script reading, photos of which has just been released recently, and while this drama has flown completely under my radar, I’m definitely going to be keeping an eye out for it now.
In Dan, Only Love, Shin Hye-sun (Hymn of Death, Thirty But Seventeen) will play a cold and single-minded ballerina who somehow gets involved with a carefree, accident-prone angel called Dan, played by L, a.k.a. Kim Myung-soo (Miss Hammurabi). The title of the show is actually a play on the angel’s name, which can mean “only,” and without the reference to the character, the show’s title could be translated to “Only One Love.” Lee Dong-gun (Fox Bride Star) will be playing the charismatic artistic director of Shin Hye-sun’s character’s ballet company, who is highly gifted in his field.
Supporting cast members include Kim Bo-mi (My Husband Oh Jak-doo, Man to Man) as a rival ballerina, Kim In-kwon (The Liar and His Lover) as Dan’s angel sunbae, and Do Ji-won (Bravo My Life) as the ambitious and formidable ballet company leader. Reportedly, there were also former and current professional ballerinas present at the script reading, and it’s heartening to hear that the show has recruited experts in the field given that the story seems to revolve around ballet.
I’m also pretty excited that we’re going to have PD Lee Jung-seob directing the show, since he’s been in charge of some of my all-time favorite shows like Seven Day Queen, Healer, and Hong Gil-dong. I love it when actors and directors from my fave shows reunite, and I look forward to Lee Dong-gun and Do Ji-won on the screen together again. I’m a little more wary on the writer side of things, since Choi Yoon-gyo’s only real primetime drama credit is Lucky Romance which… doesn’t spark much confidence. Let’s just hope writer Choi’s next entry in dramaland is a much more successful one.
Dan, Only Love will air in KBS’s Wednesday-Thursday slot and will premiere on May 15.
Via Seoul Kyungjae
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