Kam Woo-sung considers realistic melodrama Should We Kiss First
Once nicknamed the “King of Melodramas,” actor Kam Woo-sung has some of the most soulful eyes I’ve seen, and when they shed tears like in My Spring Days and The King and the Clown, I can’t help but cry alongside him. Fortunately, we’ll possibly be seeing him soon in dramaland, as Kam has just been offered an SBS drama tentatively titled Should We Kiss First.
If he confirms, he’ll play a lonely bachelor named Sohn Moo-han. He works at the leading advertisement company in the country as a production director. At one time, he was heavily in all the exciting action, writing new projects every day as a copywriter. But nowadays, the only time he grabs a pen is to underline key points during meetings. He has become that old fart that no one listens to—that everyone at the office secretly wishes would resign. Behind his back, he’s called “Money-eating Ghost” and “Zombie Who Keeps Coming Back to Work” by his colleagues. Seen as having no perceptiveness or humor, people tend to avoid him at all costs.
Should We Kiss First is a realistic love story between a tired ajusshi and ajumma who had respectively given up any dreams of passionate romance. Kam Woo-sung’s character, who has been a failure in love his entire life, has one greatest worry: dying alone. His counterpart ajumma’s greatest worry is living the rest of her days alone. When they meet, they mutually comfort each other and begin a relationship. PD Son Jung-hyun (Yeah, That’s How It Is; Thrice Married Woman) is helming the project, with Writer Bae Yoo-mi (I Have a Lover, Twinkle Twinkle) onboard. Knowing those two, there’s a strong melodrama-makjang component to their works, but I have faith that Kam Woo-sung would carry it through successfully.
Should We Kiss First is projected to broadcast on Monday-Tuesday after the end of Doubtful Victory, which begins later this month. That puts the premiere sometime in early next year.
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