Shin Sung-rok, Kang Ye-won potentially get married for Man Who Dies to Live
Well, this would certainly be an interesting pairing: Shin Sung-rok (On the Way to the Airport) and Kang Ye-won (Baek-hee Has Returned) may become man and wife for the upcoming MBC drama Man Who Dies to Live. It’s about a father who goes to a small faraway land in Arabia called Bodantia and comes back a nobleman. The drama will show the true meaning of family as he tries to reconcile with his estranged daughter and her husband.
Earlier this week, Choi Min-soo (The Liar and His Lover) received an offer to play the title character, an earnest worker who amasses success in the fictional kingdom of Bodantia to eventually become a count. Kang Ye-won is up to play Choi Min-soo’s daughter, who is confused and taken aback when suddenly confronted by the reappearance of her father in Korea. She’s a dedicated wife who works hard to care of her childish husband, played by Shin Sung-rok. His character Kang Ho-rim is said to be born with flamboyant good looks that could have given him the fate of a powerful person’s consort (direct translation: First Lady), but in reality he’s lived his life as an ordinary salaryman.
I’m really digging this trio because I think both Kang and Shin have been underrated by the industry. Despite his stellar chilling performances in You From Another Star and Liar Game, Shin Sung-rok hasn’t been given a leading role, and while Kang Ye-won has a diverse filmography and dramas like Bad Guys and Baek-hee Has Returned under her belt, she isn’t quite a household name yet. Perhaps power-teaming with Choi Min-soo for this unusual family story will be just the thing for them.
Initially, reports said that Man Who Dies to Live would be a 24-episode series, but it looks like it will actually be a shorter 12-episode drama. (The change in the number reported might be because of the episode numbering switch-ups that are going on at the broadcasters due to mid-show commercial breaks.)
Heartwarming family drama Man Who Dies to Live will air on Wednesday-Thursday starting sometime in July, after the end of Ruler—Master of the Mask.
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