Premiere Watch: Oh My Baby
Time slot: Wednesday & Thursday
Episode count: 16 (70-minute episodes)
Anyone else ready for a new Jang Nara rom-com? She’s back in her home territory with Oh My Baby, starring as a woman with no interest in marriage… but a burning desire to be a mom. So, our eyebrow-raising heroine decides to skip the whole pesky love and marriage thing, and go straight to the baby part. After all, she’s the senior editor of a magazine called “The Baby” (lol), so there’s got to be some pressure on her, right?
It’s not uncommon to meet a heroine like Jang Nara’s character here in dramaland. She’s successful and fulfilled with her family, friends, career, and finances. Everything is peachy except for… romance. Facing 40 and looking back, she wonders if marriage really is her goal after all. What if she really just wants that baby?
However, it’s not that simple. Our heroine finds herself surrounded by some menfolk that complicate her solo mission. We’ve got Go Joon playing a photographer and macho man with a hidden broken heart. Park Byung-eun is a friend, doctor, and single dad who’s in a bit of a codependent relationship with Jang Nara. And the fourth side of our love quadrangle is Jung Geon-joo, the newest employee at our heroine’s company. He’s an earnest, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed youth — can’t blame our heroine for taking him under her wing.
Oh My Baby sounds like a fun story of a heroine who’s willing to do what it takes to live the life she wants without paying much mind to social norms and expectations. Mix that in with an embarrassment of riches (A.K.A. too many romantic prospects closing in all at once), and I think we’ll have a fun tale of love, marriage, and baby carriage.