Choi Ji-woo, Kim Myung-min, Ra Mi-ran up to lead melo Miracle That We Met
Choi Ji-woo, Kim Myung-min, Ra Mi-ran
That is one impressive lineup right there. The new drama from Strong Woman Do Bong-soon’s PD-writer duo has sent offers to Choi Ji-woo (Woman With a Suitcase), Kim Myung-min (Six Flying Dragons), and Ra Mi-ran (Buam-dong Revenge Club) to headline the upcoming human melo titled Miracle That We Met. The show’s tone sounds like a mish-mash of genres, with body-swapping and an unconventional love triangle in the mix, so it’ll be interesting to see how prominent the melo side of it is.
If Kim Myung-min accepts, he’ll play a husband and father who somehow becomes the head of two households by accident. When I read that line in the synopsis, I have to admit my eyebrows shot straight up, thinking this was going into makjang territory. But, thankfully, it’s more of a case of mistaken identity, as Kim Myung-min’s character finds himself in the body of another man who bears the same name, has the same birthday, and got into an accident at the exact same time he did. It’s unclear whether Kim Myung-min will play both men, because reports do call it a 2-in-1 role, but I almost hope so, despite the incredulity, because of the comedic potential.
Choi Ji-woo is up to play one of his character’s wives, a mother of two children, who fell in love with and married the perfect man. Though she looks happy on the outside, she has a hidden sadness, a dichotomy which parallels her innocent looks with a passionate heart. These internal-external differences are also present in Kim Myung-min’s other wife in the show, played by Ra Mi-ran if she accepts. Though Ra Mi-ran’s character is described as a bubbly, good-natured, and talkative housewife, she has a toughness and bravery to her that isn’t as apparent to others. I really hope Ra Mi-ran accepts, because I can see her playing this character so well.
Though Miracle That We Met is described as a human melo, I have to admit that the show’s promise to show a family’s love in this generation, as well as to reflect on a father’s role in the family, are what really piqued my interest in this show. And if the show can really sign on all three actors above, I will definitely be tuning in to watch what sounds like a heartwarming story about family in all its aspects, between spouses and between parent and child.
Miracle That We Met is tentatively scheduled to air on KBS next April.
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