Yoon Jin-seo headlines tvN romantic comedy
Yay, Yoon Jin-seo (Runaway: Plan B, Return of Iljimae) has been cast as the lead in a new rom-com miniseries for cable network tvN called Twelve Men in a Year, set to premiere next month. Yoon is delightfully funny and emotive, so I can’t wait to see her front and center in a romantic comedy tailored just for her. She’ll be playing a 29-year old woman who hits her Oh-frak-I’m-gonna-be-THIRTY-soon crisis, and decides to date twelve men during her last year of being twenty-something. Okay, I kind of love this premise. Will it be a new guy every month, or are there more rules to this game?
The story’s actually based on a 2005 German novel, Zwölf Männer hat das Jahr, by Martina Paura, and the synopsis for the drama says that she’ll date thirteen men in a year, so I’m guessing she goes through the full dozen before finding Mr. Right, or discovering that he’s right under her nose? Ohn Joo-wan (My Love By My Side) plays the hero, who has a complicated relationship with the heroine. Well I’d say it’s complicated, if she’s juggling twelve other guys all year long. Complicated but thoroughly entertaining, I gather.
Directing is PD Oh Jong-rok, of Piano and Style. tvN’s carving out a nice little niche of trendy dramas on the heels of two successful rom-coms I Need Romance and Flower Boy Ramyun Shop — the Oh! Boy series (with Shut Up: Flower Boy Band coming up next) in the teens/20s vein and this one in the thirtysomething vein of I Need Romance. So far I’m a fan of both, so we’ll see if it’s something they can continue with Round 2. Also, I can’t be the only one excited for the list of twelve hot guys Yoon Jin-seo gets to romance. May the cameo gods be kind.
Twelve Men in a Year premieres in February and airs Wednesdays-Thursdays on tvN.
Via Hankook Ilbo
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