L to romance Ha Ji-won in Time I’ve Loved You
Well if I knew that Ha Ji-won’s secondary love interests were going to include special extended cameos, I’d have started the rain dances sooner. I mean, where are Lee Seung-gi, Ji Chang-wook, and Hyun Bin when you need them, huh? Well in the absence of ex-costars, I guess pretty boys will do. Infinite’s L (She’s So Lovable, Sly and Single Again) is the latest addition to the cast of SBS’s new romantic comedy The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days — he’ll be dropping by for an extended cameo in a three-episode arc as Ha Ji-won’s love interest.
The remake of the Taiwanese drama In Time With You stars Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook as best friends of 17 years who dance around their feelings for each other and just can’t seem to get their timing down. As they turn 34, they start to feel the pressure to get married, and will work their way through potential romantic partners as they “help” each other figure out who they’re really meant to be with.
L will play Ha Ji-won’s co-worker, a newbie in her office who’ll share a noona romance with her that promises to send hearts aflutter. Well I certainly hope he’ll do a better job of being a romantic rival than he did in She’s So Lovable… not that the hero did any better in that respect, so maybe that drama’s just a wash. I really want to go back to the days when I liked L in dramas (Shut Up: Flower Boy Band, you were so long ago!), but I’ll hold out hope that a short but sweet noona-killer role could turn things around.
I’m still a little worried for this production, which has already had a number of setbacks and behind-the-scenes drama, on top of which it recently released a first teaser, which was discovered to have been plagiarized (from the animated short Jinxy Jenkins & Lucky Lou). Siiiiiigh. I’m embarrassed for the show and for dramaland as a whole that this continues to happen. The teaser has been taken down, so I guess we’ll be seeing a new first teaser soon. C’mon, Show. Get it together. I want you to be good!
The Time I’ve Loved You premieres June 27.
- The Time I’ve Loved You 7000 Days’ star-crossed lovers
- The Time I’ve Loved You regains PD, makes writer swap
- The Time I’ve Loved You makes last-minute PD switch
- Countdown begins on The Time I’ve Loved You, 7000 Days
- Yoon Kyun-sang joins Ha Ji-won’s The Time I’ve Loved You
- Lee Jin-wook confirms The Time I’ve Loved You with Ha Ji-won
- Ha Ji-won courted for remake of In Time With You
- She’s So Lovable: Episode 1
- Infinite’s L courted to play Rain’s rival in She’s So Lovable
- Sly and Single Again: Episode 1