Kim Ji-hoon joins The Man Living in Our House as Su Ae’s boyfriend
Aw, Kim Ji-hoon (Jang Bori Is Here) is reuniting with the writer of Flower Boy Next Door — he’s signed on to join her new drama, the upcoming KBS rom-com The Man Living in Our House. I loved him in that quirky series as the shy artist neighbor with no game, and it’s a nice surprise to have him join this new project, since this is also the second drama that writer Kim Eun-jung is adapting from webtoon artist Yoo Hyun-sook’s work.
The series stars Su Ae (Mask) as a prickly flight attendant with a bit of a temper, and Kim Young-kwang (D-Day) as the younger man claiming to be the stepfather who married her mom before she died. He’s a reformed gangster-turned-farmer, and she sets out to prove that he’s a conman with nefarious intentions. Lee Soo-hyuk (Lucky Romance) and Jo Boa (Monster) are the rivals — he’s a wealthy man who only believes in the power of money, and she’s a poor woman who lies to hide her poverty.
Kim Ji-hoon’s role won’t be very big, but it will be pivotal to Su Ae’s character, because he’ll play her boyfriend of nine years whom she expects to marry any day now. He’s described as a successful man who works for a foreign investment firm, and appears on the surface to be first-rate husband material. But in actuality he’s a timid, weak-willed man who is debilitatingly indecisive. I’m already picturing the hilarity that will ensue, thanks to Kim Ji-hoon’s quirks.
He’ll be a character who incites anger and changes the course of the heroine’s life, because he’ll cheat on her and break their promise to marry, sending her into a spiral of depression. It’s part of the reason why she heads back to her hometown, which is where she has to deal with her new stepfather the farmer-conman. So, not a happy role, but I fully expect him to be fun to hate in a really entertaining way.
The Man Living in Our House follows Moonlight Drawn By Clouds on Monday-Tuesday beginning in late October.
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