JTBC rom-com courts Kim Yoo-jung to headline webtoon adaptation
New drama news! JTBC is in the planning stages for a new series with a somewhat oddball title that means literally “First off, clean hotly/passionately.” Let’s agree that’s awkward and settle on First, Clean Up. Better still, they’ve extended an offer to Kim Yoo-jung (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds), and her management has confirmed that she is reviewing the project.
The drama is a romantic comedy based on a webtoon of the same name that began running in 2013, and centers around a character who works at a cleaning company. The heroine sounds cute, and just the sort of bouncy weirdo Kim Yoo-jung could play: Gil Oh-sol is super-positive, super-obtuse, and 4-dimensional (aka bizarre). She doesn’t really care about dirtiness and possesses a “superhuman stomach.”
She sounds like the perfect foil to the hero, in that she’s his diametric opposite: He’s Jang Sun-gyul, the good-looking and well-off owner of the cleaning company, and he’s excessively fastidious, veering on obsessive-compulsive, about cleanliness. Naturally, they fall in love.
First, Clean Up was announced for a drama adaptation last year, and is finally getting around to the casting stage. I know I shouldn’t get excited before Kim Yoo-jung actually confirms and her co-star is picked, but it sounds like a cute fluffball of a show that I’d be eager to watch. It’s aiming for a 2018 broadcast on JTBC.
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