One-night stand with smexy Sung Hoon in My Secret Romance
Whoa, did I hear this right: Thrill-adventure-crime specialist cable channel OCN has picked up a rom-com?!? Apparently OCN has decided to enter the rom-com game, and they’ve even opened up a new time slot on their schedule for it. Starting this April, OCN will begin broadcasting 100-percent pre-produced drama My Secret Romance on Monday-Tuesday, and some stills are already out for our viewing pleasure.
Starring Sung Hoon (Oh My Venus) and Secret idol group member Song Ji-eun (Sweet Home, Sweet Honey), My Secret Romance is the story of a man and a woman who have a one-night stand. They meet unexpectedly three years later when the woman comes to work as a new nutritionist at the company cafeteria where the man works. He’s the resident prickly second-generation chaebol.
Through the pre-released web novelization, the drama already has thousands of fans waiting for it to air. The setup of the plot is pretty typical: The handsome heir of the top corporation in Korea meets a cheerful woman and falls in love. But it’s being produced by the 1% of Anything PD, who managed to make that remake feel refreshing and lovely. So if it’s anything like that, I know I’ll immensely enjoy the romance between the two leads even if their background histories aren’t groundbreakingly new.
Like in all good romantic comedies, there’s a love triangle, and rookie actor Kim Jae-young (Master–God of Noodle) is there to fill the third leg. Song Ji-eun’s character used to have a crush on him way back in the past because of his warm friendly demeanor, but now they’re best buddies in a strictly platonic relationship. He’s a successful travel writer and the owner of a book-bar that’s right downstairs from Song Ji-eun’s apartment.
I’m a huge fan of Sung Hoon ever since his New Tales of Gisaeng days, although that drama was all over the place. I can’t say he’s a phenomenal actor yet, but he’s definitely been showing more and more promise through his recent works like Five Kids. But one thing I can say for sure is—the boy can kiss. So, I know I’ll be tuning in regardless of how OCN’s new venture in romantic comedy turns out.
My Secret Romance will begin airing on April 17, but if you have the Oksusu app, there’ll be an option of seeing the episodes a little earlier in the week.
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