Warm Word producers reteam for Chaebol’s Daughter
I suppose if you’re going to make a drama about a chaebol, why not put that front and center in the title? That’s what the producers of A Warm Word (PD Choi Young-hoon, writer Ha Myung-hee) are doing with their next drama, which is titled (for now) Chaebol’s Daughter and plans to air on SBS.
The drama features a (what else?) chaebol young woman who is determined to find a man who will love her for herself, not her family background or wealth, and thus keeps her identity under tight wraps. Because dramaland chaebols must always find the most diametrically opposite person to fall in love with, the leading man is someone who believes that love is just something used by those in power to maintain control. The drama will explore the question of whether it’s possible for a chaebol daughter and a man from an extremely poor upbringing to be able to realize their love (I’m gonna go with “Duh, yes, have you ever seen a drama?”), while also examining the meaning of money, love, and humanity.
That seems rather vague, but A Warm Word did draw favorable response when it aired last year (it was a modest success at best, but I’ve heard generally positive things about it). So I’ll wait to see who’s cast before forming an opinion, since the right leading pair could do wonders for this premise (and okay, I’m a sucker for secret-identity stories — even when they have nothing to do with superheroes or vigilante justice).
According to a representative from SBS’s drama department, Chaebol’s Daughter is being considered (rather than confirmed) for the slot following Heard It Through the Grapevine, the Monday-Tuesday drama that just premiered this week. If it does end up with that slot, Chaebol’s Daughter will premiere in June.