Sung Joon becomes Eric’s rival in Discovery of Romance
When you’re the the writer of the I Need Romance franchise and have a bevy of talented, attractive stars at your disposal, why look for anyone new when you can just dip into that talent pool? The upcoming KBS rom-com Discovery of Romance cast Jung Yumi (an I Need Romance 2012 alum) as its heroine, and is now poised to add Sung Joon (I Need Romance 3). (He is reportedly wrapping up negotiations, with the casting set to finalize within the week.)
On one hand, Sung Joon yay! On the other hand, he’ll be the second lead (to Eric, who’s got the lead role), in which case, sadface. As the current boyfriend to Jung Yumi’s furniture-designer character at the outset of the drama, he plays a plastic surgeon with a warm and gentle personality. So, the perfect swoonworthy boyfriend, I’m guessing.
However! Enter Eric, Jung Yumi’s ex-boyfriend and the head of a design company, and thus begins the love triangle… and based on the laws of dramaland, rom-com trajectory dictates that Sung Joon get his heart broken along the way. Ack, if ever something were to get in the way of my anticipation over a Jung Yumi-Eric reunion (soooo dysfunctional in Que Sera Sera, but in an intensely compelling way), it would be sacrificing Sung Joon to get there.
Discovery of Romance will be KBS’s next Monday-Tuesday drama after Trot Lovers, which is next on the schedule once Big Man wraps up in another week. It’ll premiere in August.
Via TV Report
- Eric and Jung Yumi confirm Discovery of Romance
- Eric and Jung Yumi up for possible dramaland reunion
- Jung Yumi courted for new KBS rom-com
- I Need Romance 3: Episode 1
- Sung Joon’s dark turn as high school delinquent in Pluto
- Sung Joon takes a bubble bath
- Teaser and stills for Scary Story 2
- Gu Family Book: Episode 1