JTBC attracts star lineup for Mom Needs a Man
How’s that for an eye-catching title: Mom Needs a Man, a drama adapted from a novel that’s in the works for JTBC. It’s managed to attract a number of high-profile names to its potential cast list, which is reason enough to keep an eye out for it. Mom and daughter roles will be played by Choi Jung-yoon (Ojakkyo Brothers) and Jin Ji-hee (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi), while actors currently considering the project include Eugene (Hundred Year Inheritance), Uhm Tae-woong (Sword and Flower), and Kim Sung-soo (My Love Madame Butterfly).
Choi Jung-yoon will play a housewife who pragmatically chooses a realistic marriage instead of her first love and settles down at a young age. Now she’s a housewife with a difficult middle schooler for a daughter (Jin Ji-hee), who rebels and swears and is a general handful. Choi is fenced in by the strict expectations of her husband and mother-in-law and expected to only focus on running the household, though she’s got plenty of personality when she’s out with her friends and able to be her boisterous self.
A trio of friends will form the center of the show, though the role Eugene is considering sounds like the main lead. The women are all in their late 30s and in a different situation of life, with Eugene’s role being a single mom character. The third friend is an “old miss” character (i.e., spinster), to be played by 36-year-old Jin Jae-young (My Sweet Seoul), though being a “gold miss” makes her single and proud, rather than sad and lonely-hearted.
On the men’s side, Kim Sung-soo’s potential role would be a film company CEO, which is right up his alley and a character he’s played before. Uhmforce would play a film director who’s won awards at Cannes, and also happens to be a geeeeeenius director. Of course he is.
With the PD of The Woman Who Wants To Marry (the original, not to be confused with the sequel, The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry) and Could We Marry at the helm, I’m thinking Mom Needs a Man will have a deft hand with the marriage motif. And I’m always in the market for another drama that can explore friendship and relationships with the same heartwarming touch as the Woman Who Wants To Marry series.
Mom Needs a Man will take over the Monday-Tuesday timeslot from Your Neighbor’s Wife and premieres in December.
Via TV Daily
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