Kim Sun-ah offered melodrama by I Have a Lover’s writer
This pairing is definitely one I could get behind: actress Kim Sun-ah (Woman of Dignity) has recently been offered the lead female role opposite Kam Woo-sung (My Spring Days) in Should We Kiss First. The way that this drama has been described seems very slice-of-life: At its center is a slow-building, realistic romance that starts out of necessity and comfort rather than passion.
Kim Sun-ah is up to play a flight attendant who has given up on love after losing her daughter. She’s a weary ajumma who has been hit with the waves of reality too many times to dream of a fairytale ending. Similarly, Kam Woo-sung is up for the role of a lonely ajusshi who is constantly being edged out by his colleagues for his age. I can’t wait to see these two broken souls meet and begin healing together.
I’m really hoping both actors confirm because I know they’ve got the acting chops to pull off intensely complex characters. And these characters definitely seem like a doozy, with all of their scars and insecurities. And it’ll be interesting to see how the drama addresses ageism through them, as a prominent social issue in Korean society.
Writer Bae Yoo-mi of I Have a Lover fame is penning the script, which gives me mixed feelings. Half of the time during that show, I felt like pulling out my hair because while the actors had sizzling chemistry, it felt like the characters were so wrong and unhealthy for each other. But I can’t say it wasn’t addictive, because it did have a very cracktastic element to the love story. I’ve also liked a lot of her previous works like Country Princess and Twinkle Twinkle, so hopefully this drama will be more focused on healthy relationships.
SBS Monday-Tuesday drama Should We Kiss First is scheduled to air after Doubtful Victory, which begins later this month, so we may potentially be seeing a Kim Sun-ah/Kam Woo-sung romance by early next year.
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