Lee Min-jung and Joo Sang-wook consider new rom-com
MBC’s next Wednesday-Thursday drama is beginning its casting rounds, and courting Lee Min-jung (All About My Romance) and Joo Sang-wook (Good Doctor) to star. Lee Min-jung is considering, while most reports say that Joo Sang-wook has signed on. The new romantic comedy series is called Sly and Single Again (more literally Sly Woman Who’s Single Again, which doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue). It’s about a divorced couple who reconnect as newly single people, which is apparently going to be our running theme for 2014.
The 16-episode drama comes from the PD of Me Too, Flower! and a new writer, and tells the story of a woman who is happily single again after divorce and dreams of a love affair with a newly single man. She continues to be hopeful despite repeated failures in the dating department, and then one day comes across her ex-husband (Joo Sang-wook), who is now suddenly a chaebol. Plagued with buyer’s remorse (or is it returner’s remorse?) she begins this scheme to win him back, and comedy ensues.
As long as it’s chipper and played for laughs, it sounds like a fun setup. And I like the potential in the two leads, if the casting ends up being a lock. Lee Min-jung can be hit or miss depending on character type, but she’s good at bubbly rom-com heroines, and I have a feeling she’ll keep the heroine’s slyness from being pernicious.
The hero doesn’t sound that interesting on paper, but I’m sure we’ll get more out of Joo Sang-wook than just handsome rich guy. In any case it’s nice to have a bunch of rom-coms filling out the drama landscape. Maybe the running mantra for the new year will be Give Your Old Lover A Second Chance. Preferably after a good round of bickering, or ten.
Sly and Single Again follows Miss Korea and premieres in February.
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