Bickering and sparks in Emergency Couple
I really like the teasers for tvN’s upcoming workplace rom-com Emergency Couple, the first of what will probably be many married-divorced-reunited pairings in 2014. This show is clear from the get-go that the bickering we’ve seen in other rom-coms is just child’s play compared to the war of petty that’s about to go down between these two. I already like both Song Ji-hyo and Choi Jin-hyuk, but as gleefully impish exes, they’re extra fun.
The 20-episode series will air on Fridays and Saturdays, and is a hospital-set workplace drama. That’s two strikes against it in my book, so it’ll be up to the chemistry between the leads to liven things up and make me want to tune in. Song Ji-hyo and Choi Jin-hyuk play a couple who married in their early twenties (her character is three years older than he is), against his family’s wishes. He comes from a hoity-toity family of all doctors who basically snubbed her for not being good enough, which left them cut off from his money.
He gave up his dream to be a doctor so that he could earn money right away with a salaried desk job, but hated every second of it. Meanwhile she struggled to find work, leading to an even bigger inferiority complex. They fought constantly and eventually got a divorce. Six years later, he’s gone back to med school to pursue his dream, while she put her nose to the grindstone to make it through med school when everyone told her she could never amount to anything. And of course, they end up interns at the same hospital, where they’ll have to work in the emergency room together for a whole year.
All the promo stuff comes with exasperated taglines like: “Just when I thought it was over, Round 2 begins…” “Tell me this is a nightmare,” and “Why?! If I knew he’d be here, I’d run as far as ten laps around the Earth!” Hopefully the cheeky teasers will translate into romantic comedy sparks.
Emergency Couple premieres January 24.
Via Xports News
- Romance (and fighting) in posters for upcoming tvN rom-coms
- Script reading and first teaser for Emergency Couple
- Choi Jin-hyuk, Song Ji-hyo shoot teaser for Emergency Couple
- Choi Jin-hyuk, Song Ji-hyo up for cable medical rom-com
- Heirs: Episode 1
- Choi Jin-hyuk interview: “I lost hair stressing about the drama”
- Gu Family Book: Episode 1
- Mandate of Heaven: Episode 1
- Song Ji-hyo’s shoot for Singles magazine