Chun Jung-myung offered lead in tvN rom-com Heart to Heart
Coffee Prince’s PD Lee Yoon-jung is gearing up for a January premiere for her first drama over at cable network tvN, a romantic comedy called Heart to Heart. The offer is currently out to Choi Kang-hee (Level 7 Civil Servant) to headline, and now Chun Jung-myung is being courted to be her leading man. He’s only considering for now, but if he signs on to a winter drama, he would have to hop straight from the set of his current series (OCN thriller Reset) right to his next one.
Heart to Heart is a “healing drama” set in a mental ward of a hospital. Seriously, what is with all the psychiatrists and psychological disorders in dramaland next year? Choi Kang-hee’s heroine has a condition that causes her to blush uncontrollably, and so she disguises herself as a grandma (for some logical reason… I’m sure).
The hero is a psychiatrist who harbors a painful trauma stemming from the death of his older brother, which sends him into hiding. The drama will depict their romance as they gradually overcome their personal issues and draw each other out of their shells. Former idol So-hee of the Wonder Girls has been cast to play the hero’s little sister.
Nothing in the setup really grabs me yet, but I can see PD Lee making something that sounds plain on paper very sweet and relatable on screen. I like Chun Jung-myung’s turn in Reset (I’m behind on that show, but it’s enjoyable so far), though honestly I always prefer him in lighter fare, which he tends to do less of. I get that he wants to be a badass, but c’mon, have you seen What’s Up Fox? Let’s play to our strengths, cutie.
Heart to Heart follows Misaeng on Fridays and Saturdays, and premieres in January.
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