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The drama-watching girlfriends of JTBC’s Melo Suits Me

I can never get enough of dramas centered around a tight-knit group of female friends, and I’m excited to see director Lee Byung-heon, known for his comedy films like Twenty and the massive hit Extreme Job, take on the premise and give it a fresh spin. JTBC’s Melo Suits Me has released its first teaser, introducing our three main female leads, Chun Woo-hee (Argon), Jeon Yeo-bin (Rescue Me), and Han Ji-eun (100 Days My Prince), as well as Ahn Jae-hong (Fight My Way) and Oh Seung-yoon (An Empress’s Dignity). Gong Myung, who will be reuniting with his Extreme Job director, also has top billing, but doesn’t appear in this clip.

The teaser starts out with the three girlfriends, plus Oh Seung-yoon, all sitting in front of the TV watching a drama, with beers in hand and dressed in PJs. The screen zooms up close to each of the three women, as descriptors appear around their head. Han Ji-eun, who plays a marketing team manager at a drama production company, apparently leads a life “more dramatic than a drama, which is a working mom’s path.” She muses to someone offscreen that it’s better for stories to end when the two people confess their love to each other, “like in dramas.”

The screen switches to Jeon Yeo-bin, whose character is a documentary filmmaker. She may appear to be the most level-headed of the group, but she also sounds like she has a temper, judging by her on-the-spot decision to quit her job at an established documentary production company after her boss makes some inappropriate comments at a company dinner. She drily comments offscreen that “humans are weak, so how strong could human love be?” Her taglines read “A documentary director hit with popularity,” and referencing what she said offscreen, “Though she might say that, the only one in a relationship.”

And last, but not least, is Chun Woo-hee, a drama writer who ironically sounds the most cynical of the bunch when it comes to love. She laments offscreen, “Love, love, love. Everyone’s always obsessed with love. But doesn’t that love sound like it will end in destruction?” She’s called the drama writer who has “sworn off melo,” says love should be left “to the dogs.” The drama-within-a-drama that the girls are watching hilariously ends with a “Thank you for watching this completely predictable melodrama…” and then Ahn Jae-hong, a drama PD, suddenly appears on the screen with an awkward, two-handed wave.

JTBC’s Melo Suits Me will air on Fridays and Saturdays starting on July 26.

Via Seoul Kyungje, Sports Donga

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This should be fun. I hope Viki picks it up. I am definitely going to give this one a try.

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Awesome sauce. I am all in

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I hope Melo Suits Me will become A Drama That Suits Me.

pleasebegoodpleasebegoodpleasebegood

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this look like it'll be fun!! I know there'll be gal pal high jinks in this one so Ill definitely give this a try.

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Please be good. I really really need a drama to watch now. im currently watching nothing. sigh.

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A sageuk and now this... would be enough for the summer! 🤗

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Chun Woo-hee <3.

Looking forward to this! I love it that director Lee Byung-heon is also writing this. Very chungmuro like <3.
Thank you JTBC <3.

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So excited to see Chun Woo Hee!

I'll binge watch the first episodes :)

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I kind of like the feeling of a romantic comedy with a bleary, bitter taste to it.
I read that Oh Seung-hyun's character is gay and I hope he's not a filler character.

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where did you read that???? if it's true, i will seriously cry (happy tears) that would be iconic

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I first read it on Wikipedia then I double-checked on Naver. I hope the news are not rumors though.

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This wasn't on my radar, but it is now. I'm a sucker for ensemble casts that focus on friendships.
If this could be a liiittle like the female friendships in AGE OF YOUTH, I'll be a happy gal.

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Ooooh this looks good. It is giving me slice-of-life feels similar to Age of Youth and Fight My Way. AKA, right up my alley!

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I love the slice-of-life feels this drama gives, will definitely check this out. If it's slightly Age-of-Youth-esque then I'm more than a happy camper.

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ADORE chun woo-hee. what a face. in the wailing i was like yes pls help us, surrogate for jesus. i really liked jeon yeo bin in rescue me.

i hope this is progressive and not putting us in a box or writing women poorly haha. it seems like it will be fun and funny. i love the art aspect too esp as a filmmaker. the documentary filmmaker char will certainly be interesting because they always have interesting ethics.

i hope the kid in this drama is adorable too! truly can't wait.

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this is going to be an annoying complaint, i know, but why does the trailer only go up to 720p my eyes are bad please ;--;

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also these women's faces are great. i love them. love chun woo hee's look. that being said um...also ahn jae hong is cute. byeeeeee

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I'm down. I think JTBC makes the best slice of life shows.

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This looks fun! I like the vibe of the trailer. I'm excited to check this one out.

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I could feel "Age of Youth" kind of show... Please be good, SHOW... :)

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