Oh Hae-young PD and Nam Jung-ki writer team up for tvN youth drama
There’s a new drama in the works over at tvN, tentatively titled Revolutionary Love. It’s the newest project from PD Song Hyun-wook, who directed Oh Hae-young Again and Introverted Boss, and writer Joo Hyun, whose previous credits include Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-ki. Song is certainly keeping himself busy, since he’s still in the middle of directing web drama Meloholic, with DBSK’s Yunho and Kyung Su-jin.
In Revolutionary Love, the plot will center around the friendships and love lives of three youths, one a third-generation chaebol heir hidden away in the suburbs, the second a perpetual part-timer, and the last an elite character whose success is purely due to his capabilities. It sounds like a cute story, with a dash of whimsy in the secret third-generation chaebol character, which vaguely reminds me of Shopping King Louis. The hidden heir also looks to be the main lead, since the title (revolutionary = byunhyuk) seems to be a play on his name (Byun Hyuk).
Oh Hae-young Again was a surprise hit, but the director’s follow-up project, Introverted Boss, didn’t quite manage to live up to the high expectations people had, so perhaps there are some reservations about his next project. However, I think the main issue with Introverted Boss was more about the writing and the portrayal of the heroine, so I hope that with a different writer, this new show won’t run into the same problems. And I do really like Song Hyun-wook’s distinctive directing style, which makes all of his dramas that I’ve watched (the two mentioned previously plus Marriage Not Dating) look like they all exist in the same universe.
It sounds like Revolutionary Love will premiere later this year, although the station is currently in talks on when to air it.