Yoon Hyun-min and Kim Seul-gi join Discovery of Romance
I’m hoping the premiere episode of Discovery of Romance will do a good job of introducing us to the characters and explaining their relationships, because with the whirlwind of recent activity, I’m having trouble keeping the cast and their roles straight. Yoon Hyun-min (Witch’s Romance, Age of Feeling) has joined the cast as a top plastic surgeon, and I’m assuming his character works with Sung Joon, who has been cast as the perfect plastic surgeon boyfriend to Jung Yumi’s lead character, a furniture designer.
In addition, Yoon will play Jung Yumi’s childhood oppa — they grew up in the same neighborhood, and when, as a child, his parents decide to emigrate to New Zealand, he ends up staying in Korea and living at Jung Yumi’s house. He’s a playful flirt and ladies man, so it sounds like he’ll be a good counter to Sung Joon’s wholesomeness (and maybe we’ll get another Witch’s Romance-type bromance).
Comedian/SNL alum and actress Kim seul-gi (Answer Me 1994, Flower Boy Next Door) will play Jung Yumi’s friend, who also grew up in the same neighborhood and is “practically like a sister to Yoon Hyun-min’s character.” Should we just assume that she eventually falls for him? (We know that Yoon Jin-yi is a girl from Sung Joon’s childhood, and they’re confirmed to have a loveline.)
Interestingly, Kim Seul-gi’s character is also a furniture designer (I can see the convenience of limiting the characters to two workplace settings) and is described as a bit slow and shallow, but once she’s in a relationship, she’s been known to fall head over heels in love. She doesn’t think about what’s in front of or behind her; she is a simpleton who charges full steam ahead. It sounds like a great role for Kim to display her comedic acting skills, and I like that the show seems to be focusing on the fun as well as the relationships.
Discovery of Romance comes from writer Jung Hyun-jung, of I Need Romance (all three seasons), and is about a girl (Jung Yumi) who is in a relationship (with Sung Joon) but whose ex (Eric) suddenly reappears in her life, and will be a rom-com about about Jung Yumi’s quest for true love. It will air on Mondays and Tuesdays on KBS after Trot Lovers ends in August… Now, can someone please draw me a relationship chart?
Via TV Report
- Yoon Jin-yi scores loveline with Sung Joon in Discovery of Romance
- Sung Joon becomes Eric’s rival in Discovery of Romance
- 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
- Witch’s Romance: Episode 1
- Age of Feeling: Episode 1