Yeo Jin-gu goes back to high school in Reunited Worlds
Whoever thought the day would come when an adult Yeo Jin-gu (Circle) would put on a high school uniform to play a character younger than his age?! My mind is a little blown right now. Seeing these new stills for SBS’s fantasy romance Reunited Worlds is helping to ease the pain of losing Circle, since it means that Yeo Jin-gu will be back on our screens in just over two weeks.
The drama is about a boy who disappears one day at the age of 19 and is presumed dead. Twelve years later, he suddenly reappears in his classmates’ lives, except he’s somehow still 19, and his best friends—Lee Yeon-hee (Hwajeong), Lee Shi-un (My Sassy Girl), and Kim Jin-woo (Remember–Son’s War)—are all 31 years old. You know what, after Tunnel and The Best Hit, I wouldn’t even be fazed if you told me he was Lee Yeon-hee’s father.
In the stills, it looks like Yeo Jin-gu falls asleep on the school roof and comes out in 2017, though we have yet to learn if he’s a time-traveler or if there’s some other kind of magic at work here to keep him so young. In 2017, he’ll suddenly be faced with two younger siblings who are older than him, played by Kwak Dong-yeon (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds) and Kim Ga-eun (Jackpot), and the drama is about how he brightens and heals the lives of everyone he reunites with. Well who wouldn’t be healed by Yeo Jin-gu?
The main storyline will be his reunion with first love Lee Yeon-hee, who grew up to be an assistant chef because she wanted to realize Yeo Jin-gu’s dream after he died. She was once a “happy virus” who changed after his disappearance, and found it increasingly difficult to be around other people. He’ll have to go up against her boss Ahn Jae-hyun (Cinderella and the Four Knights), the chef-restaurateur who also falls for her.
Coming from the writer-PD team behind quirky romances Beautiful Gong Shim and Girl Who Sees Smells, I expect an endearing, heartfelt romance with a light dose of fantasy. I was already looking forward to this one, but I would’ve tuned in anyway just to see Yeo Jin-gu speaking to everyone on the cast in banmal.
Reunited Worlds airs on Wednesdays and Thursdays following Suspicious Partner, and premieres July 19.
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