Lee Min-ki offered new tvN drama Because This Life Is Our First
Believe it or not, it’s already been ten years since Lee Min-ki headlined a drama (2007’s Mixed-up Investigative Agency), and five years since his memorable cameo that opened Shut Up: Flower Boy Band. But he might be returning to the small screen before the year is out, in a new tvN series called Because This Life Is Our First, about contemporary marriage and family.
PD Park Joon-hwa of Bring It On, Ghost and the first season of Let’s Eat will direct, and writer Yoon Nan-joong of Ho-gu’s Love and Flower Boy Ramyun Shop is penning the script. That’s a solid batch of tvN dramas they’ve got under their belts between the two of them, so I’m looking forward to their treatment of realistic youths and marriage. It’s said that the series will use a familiar dramatic setup in order to really examine the institution of marriage, and what marriage and family mean in today’s society. And through all this, it’ll explore real problems that young people face.
Lee Min-ki is up to play an average man in his thirties who completed army duty, got his degree in design, and now works at an IT firm. He’s described as a typical Mr. Perfect good guy, but his one quirk is that he has clearly defined taste, except he never says that he likes a thing, only that he dislikes a thing. It’s because he believes that your personal preferences are really only made certain when you discover that you dislike something. But… does this rule also apply to people?
The only other plot information available is that the drama will be a meeting between someone who is house-poor and someone who is homeless. Hm, that smells a lot like contract marriage hijinks to me, but maybe I watch too many dramas. I’m sure there are plenty of real estate hijinks in real marriage too! Er, yay?
Because This Life Is Our First is potentially up to follow Argon on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning in October.
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