Lee Dong-wook in Scent of a Woman
We’re a few weeks out from the new I’m-dying-but-this-will-be-funny-I-swear drama Scent of a Woman (I may have paraphrased the show’s description a little), which stars Kim Sun-ah as an ordinary office employee who discovers she’s got a limited time left to live, and decides to make the most of it.
The stills in this post of are her love interest, newly-released-from-army-duty Lee Dong-wook; he plays a chaebol engaged to another woman (Seo Hyo-rim), albeit in one of those arranged setups so common in the upper echelons. The better to keep the rich getting richer, I suppose. Can’t have that income gap shrinking when they’ve worked so hard to build it up, eh?
The family money for Lee’s character comes from the travel industry; he’s the only son to the owner of the top tourism company in the nation. He’s described as cynical, so I presume we can expect Kim Sun-ah to melt his cool exterior, much as she does that of her doctor (Eom Ki-joon), who becomes a warm Daddy Long Legs type to her.
I’m still curious to see how this is going to be funny; I get that it’s going for a Last Holiday premise and intends to keep the tone bright and entertaining. It’s just…is she really gonna die at the end? Because that sort of negates the whole comedy aspect of it for me. It comes from the writer-director pair behind Dr. Champ, though, so perhaps it’ll go for the same kind of refreshing, atmospheric vibe as that drama. And if they bring back that gorgeous camera, I’m already half-swooning in anticipation.
Scent of a Woman premieres on July 23.