Romance (and fighting) in posters for upcoming tvN rom-coms
Get ready for an influx of bubbly romantic comedy from tvN, which is about to launch two dramas in the genre: First is I Need Romance 3, premiering in another week and a half, and then Emergency Couple a week and a half after that. Both dramas have released posters and stills, so let’s take a look-see:
First we have the lovers of I Need Romance 3, Sung Joon and Kim So-yeon, getting cozy in the official poster above. The copy reads, “After meeting you, my heart started to pound once again.”
Kim So-yeon has played a wide range of personality types in her career and the lively rom-com heroine isn’t new to her, but it’s one that suits her surprisingly well given how at home she seems playing badasses or serious types. (Or perhaps it’s just surprising to me, since I’d seen her being moody and serious long before I saw her being playful and cute. She’s a chameleon.)
Down below we have a rather saucy-looking poster with the leads of Emergency Couple, Song Ji-hyo and Choi Jin-hyuk, or more specifically Song Ji-hyo on top of Choi Jin-hyuk, which, mmmm. Drama knows its audience.
I like that the show’s premise is inherently laden with conflict, because they’re a divorced couple who rekindles their romance, but not without also rekindling the antagonism that presumably led them to split the first time. If they didn’t work then, how will they figure it out now? Once you’ve established that they divorced, it’s no longer satisfying just to get them back to love again—love wasn’t their problem. The tagline hammers that in: “We were crazy and got married… and came to our senses and divorced!”
In the second poster and the stills at the bottom of the page, we get our first look at the supporting cast of Emergency Couple, which includes Lee Pil-mo (Light and Shadow), Choi Yeo-jin (Dream High 2), and Clara (SNL Korea). They’ll be playing fellow doctors in the emergency room where our leads work (though you couldn’t tell from the party outfits they’re wearing in that second poster).
I Need Romance 3 will be a Monday-Tuesday drama that premieres on January 13; Emergency Couple will be a Friday-Saturday drama that premieres on January 24.
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- Teasers for upcoming Season 3 of I Need Romance
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- Kim So-yeon headlines I Need Romance Season 3
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