Gong Seung-yeon, Lee Jong-hyun’s My Only Love Song gets picked up by Netflix
For those of you who regularly check Netflix’s Korean drama offerings, you might have seen this show pop up in the list: My Only Love Song, starring Gong Seung-yeon (Circle) and Lee Jong-hyun (Orange Marmalade), has been picked up by the online streaming giant and is now available for you to enjoy.
I had actually forgotten about this drama since there hasn’t been much news regarding it since last fall, but it looks cute and the posters remind me of Hwarang. Gong Seung-yeon plays the snooty top star heroine, who somehow ends up time-traveling to Goguryeo, where she meets the money-crazy Ondal, played by Lee Jong-hyun. Together, they’ll find love and meaning beyond money and status that they thought were so important.
My Only Love Song sounds like a light-hearted, silly take on the classic Korean fable Princess Pyeonggang and the Fool Ondal, in which the titular princess grooms her timid husband Ondal into one of the greatest generals of Goguryeo. Princess Pyeonggang does make an appearance in the show, played by Kim Yeon-seo (Retrial), but she and Ondal won’t have a loveline, obviously.
The 20-episode fusion youth sageuk completed shoots last year, but had some trouble finding a platform after a deal with a Chinese streaming service fell through, so I’m glad My Only Love Song is finally available to viewers, in all its campy glory. PSA: For those of you beanies in Latin America (except for Brazil, don’t ask me why), you’ll have to wait for a couple more weeks for the show, which will become available on July 1.