Park Bo-young wooed by Savvy producers for Oh My Ghostess
Park Bo-young hasn’t done a drama in yeaaaars—she’s been cultivating a thriving film career instead, with projects like Werewolf Boy, Hot-Blooded Youth, and Speedy Scandal—but she may be heading back to television for the first time in eight years. She’s positively considering the new show from the High School King of Savvy producers, now titled Oh My Ghostess. (How adorable is that title? It’s a pun combining ghost with goddess, way better than the initially proposed Love and Soul.)
And trust tvN to be the broadcasting hotshot to potentially lure her back to the small screen—they’re seriously poaching all the talent from the Big Three these days, though I won’t complain since so often their shows are more to my liking anyway. Not universally so, but they’ve got a solid success rate, whereas the other three are rather hit or miss.
Oh My Ghostess sounds hilarious just from the one-line premise: It’s an “occult romantic comedy” about a timid young woman who becomes possessed by the ghost of a lustful virgin female ghost, and she’ll romance a haughty chef who (of course) doesn’t believe in ghosts. It sounds too cute for words! Sort of like Master’s Sun and Chilling Romance—those had their flaws, but imagine if we pulled out all the flawed parts and just left behind the fun, hilarious bits.
Plus, from this writing team I’m expecting a lot of cute comedy surrounding a poignant heart, and I’d love to see Park Bo-young attack this character. It’s been so long since she’s done a drama that I wouldn’t be surprised if many international drama fans aren’t familiar with her, but she’s so winsome and appealing that I’ll be thrilled if this casting comes to fruition.
The male lead is still being cast, and the drama will follow Ex-Girlfriend Club, premiering in mid-July.
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