’90s sitcom Three Men, Three Women gets the remake treatment
MBC is making a new sitcom, titled Unusual Men and Women, and it’s notable because it’ll be a remake of Korea’s very first youth sitcom, Three Men, Three Women, which explored love and friendship in a boardinghouse where a sundry group of people lived. It was a new, fun format for Korean television at the time, and a great vehicle for young stars, which included comedian Shin Dong-yup (SNL Korea) and actors Song Seung-heon (Saimdang, Light’s Diary) and Woo Hee-jin (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo), who acted in the 157-episode series that aired from 1996 to 1999.
Now, it’s been confirmed that Kim Jung-hoon (Start Again), Park Han-byul (I Have a Lover), Park Jin-joo (1% of Anything), and T-ara’s Hyo-min (The Thousandth Man) will appear in MBC’s remake series.
In the remake, Kim Jung-hoon will play the handsome son of a wealthy family. On paper, he’s perfect marriage material, but he’s actually never been in a romantic relationship. Park Han-byul will take on the role of a golf instructor at a gym whose Miss Korea-level beauty and easy-going attitude cause peoples’ heads to turn. Jealousy Incarnate’s scene-stealer Park Jin-joo, who also impressed audiences through her variety show appearances on King of Masked Singer and I Live Alone, will play a bright and bubbly character whose presence is said to light up the show. T-ara’s Hyo-min is also set to appear, but character details have not been released at this time.
In order to make a lasting impression, the cast is reportedly customizing their roles to fit their actual personalities. It’s been awhile since I’ve tuned in to a sitcom, but sometimes when dramas are just too much and you want something light and breezy, sitcoms can do just the trick.
Unusual Men and Women will premiere sometime during the first half of 2017 and production will begin next month.