Hot and cold romance begins at Temperature of Love’s first script read
Are y’all ready for a noona romance this fall? Because I know I definitely am. Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim costars Seo Hyun-jin and Yang Se-jong (Duel) just reunited at the first script reading for their upcoming drama Temperature of Love, a romantic comedy featuring a love story between an aspiring screenwriter and a renowned chef. The title refers to how being in a relationship requires that you balance the temperature of your passion with your partner’s and manage the timing of your feelings well. According to reports, there was an endless stream of laughter at the first script read due to all the funny scenes.
Seo Hyun-jin plays the wannabe drama writer who has a refreshingly blunt and honest personality; she’s a bright, lovable character with a quirky side to her. Michelin-star chef Yang Se-jong will instinctively love her, but because of his respect for her, he doesn’t dare approach her and ends up unwittingly setting up a fine boundary line between them. Initially, the two main characters have different levels of ardor toward each other and mismatched timing which leads to a breakup, but when they reunite, they learn to adapt to each other and come to the same temperature of love.
Along the way, there are obstacles that complicate the pair’s journey in love, like our two second leads. Kim Jae-wook (Voice) plays a talent agency CEO who knows how to spot quality when he sees it, and Jo Boa (The Man Living in Our House) plays an attention-seeking rich girl who has a tender side for Seo Hyun-jin’s character. I’m so excited for Kim Jae-wook’s comeback, although after seeing these stills, I can already start to feel the stirrings of Second Lead Syndrome coming on.
Also present were the leads’ parents: Lee Mi-sook (Jealousy Incarnate), who plays Yang Se-jong’s mother, and Jung Ae-ri (Good Person) and Sunwoo Jae-duk (Strongest Deliveryman), who play Seo Hyun-jin’s parents.
I’m also looking forward to performances from supporting cast members Ji Il-joo (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju), Ryu Jin (Run Jang-mi), and Lee Cho-hee (Mirror of the Witch), who’ve been excellent in the secondary roles I’ve seen them in. It’s a strong cast down to the minor characters, so fingers crossed that there’s plenty of chemistry on set.
Temperature of Love will be helmed by Doctors writer Ha Myung-hee and Jackpot PD Nam Gun, and produced by Pan Entertainment. It’s on the fall schedule as a Monday-Tuesday drama that will air on SBS starting September, after the end of Falsify.