Yeon Woo-jin joins Kim Se-jung, Song Jae-rim in KBS rom-com
Aww yay, Yeon Woo-jin (Priest) is back in rom-com-land! KBS has just finished casting the main leads in its upcoming mystery rom-com Let Me Hear Your Song, with Yeon Woo-jin joining Kim Se-jung (School 2017), Song Jae-rim (Clean With Passion For Now), and Park Ji-yeon (Sweet Temptation, Triangle) as the pianist male lead. I enjoy Yeon Woo-jin in most things, but I love watching him as a romantic lead most of all, so I’ll be eager to catch him here.
Yeon Woo-jin will play a mysterious pianist who joins the same orchestra as Kim Se-jung’s character, who is a timpanist. He also moonlights as a tone-deaf “evening call”-er, singing at night to Kim Se-jung, who has a curious condition where she can’t fall asleep unless she listens to off-key singing. I’m a little incredulous at his character’s description – a tone-deaf musician – but then again, I guess not all musicians are great singers. His character will also play a key role in Kim Se-jung retrieving the memories she lost of a particular day, which hold the answer to a murder.
Song Jae-rim will play the conductor of the orchestra, and Park Ji-yeon plays a violinist in that same orchestra. I’m currently reserving judgment about the cast, at least until the show starts, but I do think there’s a significant imbalance in the main lineup, at least in terms of experience and, well, age. I did find Kim Se-jung really likeable in School 2017 though, so I hope that’ll be the case in this show as well. Directing will be Lee Jung-mi, whose only other full-length drama experience is 2014’s Naeil’s Cantabile, another drama centered around music. Writing is rookie Kim Min-joo, who doesn’t seem to have any drama credits yet.
Let Me Hear Your Song is slated to premiere in July and will air on KBS’s Monday-Tuesday slot.
Kim Se-jung, Song Jae-rim, Park Ji-yeon
Via Seoul Kyungjae