First script read for Hong sisters drama Warm and Cozy
Woohoo, production is underway for the new Hong sisters rom-com Warm and Cozy, which reunites the writing team with the PD of Best Love. The creative reunion makes me doubly excited for this new drama, since Best Love was the last time they were pee-your-pants funny. Stars Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994) and Kang So-ra (Misaeng) led the cast’s first script read, and a few more story details have been released.
The MBC Wednesday-Thursday drama is a romantic comedy set on Jeju Island, and the title — a Jeju phrase that means “warmth that makes you feel good” — is the name of a restaurant at the center of the story. The drama is about young people getting away from the big city to heal in the countryside, and the leads will work together in the restaurant. Lee Sung-jae (King’s Face), Kim Sung-oh (Records of a Night Watchman), Jinyoung (Persevere, Gu Hae-ra), and Seo Lee-an (Hotel King) co-star.
It’s described as the unlikely romance between an ant and a grasshopper, a la Aesop’s Fable “The Ant and the Grasshopper” (about a hardworking ant who spent his days storing up food, and a lazy grasshopper who sang away his summer and starved to death in the winter). We aren’t told which character is which, but one is the “ant with anger issues,” and the other is the “grasshopper with a lack of affection.”
I think either way you slice it, it makes for a good opposites-attract rom-com pairing. It certainly helps that I can picture Yoo Yeon-seok and Kang So-ra playing the hell out of these characters, and having a great time with the comedy too. The romance is about the two of them running the Warm and Cozy restaurant together, and their relationship slowly coming to resemble the feel-good warmth of their restaurant’s namesake. Aww.
Warm and Cozy follows Angry Mom on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning in May.
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