Minah courted to lead idol-filled sitcom
Idol Minah (full name: Bang Minah) of the pop group Girl’s Day has received a proposal to lead a new sitcom that’s currently in development from iMBC and Winning Productions, tentatively titled Dating Big Bang. The show will revolve around four women who are all scammed by the same guy, through marriage, dating, and business.
It sounds a bit like the plot of The Other Woman, the film released earlier this year with Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton, but there’s no mention yet of the girls in the sitcom collaborating to enact revenge. However, if a sleazeball is the common thread that binds the four together, it’s certainly within reason to conjecture the show might head down that route.
Minah has made guest appearances in dramas (Master’s Sun), and starred in a movie (Holly), but hasn’t been part of the main cast of a television series since the quirky cable sitcom Vampire Idol in 2011. In this new sitcom, her character is a health trainer whose pretty features and heart of gold make her an admirable catch, but her childishness and naiveté lead her to often fall for, and be deceived by, the wrong kind of men.
There are the usual conflicting reports, with some sources claiming Minah’s already confirmed, and others stating she’s still seriously considering. While the show is set in a sports center/gym, many of the cast spots will be filled by additional girl group members (some of the band names floated include Rainbow, Nine Muses, and AOA), who have yet to be cast.
The surplus of idols might make some skeptical, but don’t write off the show just yet: Veteran sitcom/variety director Kim Seong-deok (tvN’s Rollercoaster, Three Friends, and the sitcom of my youth, Three Men Three Women) will helm, which gives me hope that he’ll be able to pull out lighthearted, entertaining performances from the somewhat green cast.
Dating Big Bang will begin filming next month and will air on either MBC or a cable affiliate.