Finding love against all odds in SBS’s Temperature of Love
I find the new posters for SBS’s upcoming Temperature of Love gorgeous, and I’m equally excited to see Seo Hyun-jin (Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim) and Yang Se-jong (Duel) share the screen again. I can’t exactly pinpoint the reason why, but the promo material for this show is giving me major tonal flashbacks to KBS’s On the Way to the Airport, which coincidentally started its run around the same time last year. The stories don’t resemble each other at all, but maybe it’s the warm, fall-inspired colors, or the contemplative mood of the posters and teasers.
Temperature of Love will depict the love story between a screenwriter and a chef as they fall in love, separate, and reunite to find out whether they can find the perfect temperature of love together. Since the show’s focus is so squarely on the relationship between the leads, I’m that much more happy that Seo Hyun-jin and Yang Se-jong are the main couple, since I thought they were quite adorable together in Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim. Even just from their couple posters, I feel like they have romantic chemistry in spades. The posters of them enjoying each other’s company in the rain are accompanied by the tagline “We met an era in which love is difficult. But, we love anyway.”
I also quite like Jo Boa (The Man Living in Our House) and Kim Jae-wook (Voice) as second leads as well (though his turn as a chaebol serial killer in the OCN thriller was so good that I might find Kim’s restaurateur character unintentionally sinister). All four leads are featured in an ensemble poster of them on a rooftop, as well as individual character posters, where we get a small quote to reflect their personalities. I do really like the one of them all together, which reads, “To you, who is unaware that now is the brightest moment. To us, who live in the today where love is difficult.”
In Seo Hyun-jin’s character poster, she says, “I think, and think, and think again. That’s why I lost love.” Yang Se-jong shows his passion for his work as his quote reads, “There’s nothing fun about ranking food. Because food is absolute no matter who you are.” A man after my own heart, I see. On the other hand, Kim Jae-wook’s character seems to have a pretty severe perspective of the world: “Life is all about struggle and acquisition. No exceptions.” And I’m trying really hard not to go into this show already disliking Jo Boa’s character, who says, “This world exists for me. People exist as small existences for me.”
As fall is now setting in, I’ve been looking for a good romance melo to get into, and this show sounds like the perfect candidate. Temperature of Love will follow currently airing Falsify on Mondays and Tuesdays starting September 18 on SBS.
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