Kang So-ra considers Goodbye My Beloved opposite Rain
Dramaland seems dead set on making a Rain–Kang So-ra pairing a reality — it almost happened for Warm and Cozy, and this time they’re both up for the new drama remake of the Japanese novel Mr. Tsubakiyama’s Seven Days (Tsubakiyama Kacho no Nanokakan). The new series, called Goodbye My Beloved, is about a man who comes back from the afterlife to take care of some unfinished business.
The original story is about a middle-aged department store manager who dies of overwork and is granted a seven-day trip back to the land of the living, as long as he doesn’t reveal his true identity. So he possesses the body of a young woman, which is the lead role that Kang So-ra has been offered. It turns out not to be Rain possessing her though (thank goodness for that — we don’t need a one-sided Secret Garden on our hands).
One source names Kim Su-ro (A Gentleman’s Dignity) for the role of the dead man who possesses her, but that hasn’t been confirmed. It would be awesome if he did play the dead ajusshi though, for the comedy alone. Meanwhile Rain is up to play Kang So-ra’s love interest… which kinda makes this a Rain-Kim Su-ro loveline, doesn’t it? Yes, please!
While the original work sounds more like a contemplative story filled with laughter-tears and real tears, the Korean drama remake is described as an upbeat romantic comedy. Yup, now it pretty much sounds like Oh My Ghostess with gender-bendy hijinks. At the helm are writer Noh Hye-young of the movie 200-Pound Beauty and PD Shin Yoon-sub of Rooftop Prince. Casting seems very tentative for now, as is the timeslot — it’s in consideration for SBS’s 2016 schedule.
Both Kang So-ra and Rain could use a better drama after Warm and Woozy and She’s So Mediocre, but will they have chemistry together? Or will they surprise us and be so good that it makes us wonder if Rain is really in love with Kim Su-ro?