Yoo Seung-ho loves an android in I’m Not a Robot
In the upcoming sci-fi romance I’m Not a Robot, Yoo Seung-ho (Ruler–Master of the Mask) stars as a man who has everything, but unfortunately lives with a “human allergy” condition. As a result, he’s never been in a relationship before. When he meets a female android, he learns to connect emotionally and ends up falling in love with it. But, plot twist: She’s not a robot at all. Chae Soo-bin (Strongest Deliveryman) will play dual roles, as female android Aji-3 and human woman Ji-ah. Due to a chance circumstance, the young woman begins a part-time job where she impersonates a robot that looks exactly like her.
It’s Yoo Seung-ho’s first stab at being a rom-com lead, and I can’t help that my hopes are super high. I mean, just look at those smiley eyes! In the recently released teaser, an android is assembled from the core electronic parts, turning into Chae Soo-bin. Yoo Seung-ho walks toward her hesitantly and as he looks into her eyes, he says: “I wish you weren’t a robot.” He turns away, and we see one tear falling from Chae Soo-bin’s face as the caption changes from “I am a ROBOT” to “I am NOT a ROBOT.”
In the stills below, Eom Ki-joon (Defendant) has transformed completely that I almost didn’t recognize him with the puppy dog floofy hair. Eom Ki-joon plays an internationally recognized robotics professor who creates Aji-3. Although he’s an engineering genius purported to be the next Steve Jobs, he’s completely hopeless when it comes to affairs of the heart. His character looks adorable—although it is kind of creepy that he creates a robot that looks exactly like his ex, especially after “she broke up with him harshly.”
It’s the opposite to Chae Soo-bin’s human character Jo Ji-ah, Eom Ki-joon’s former girlfriend, who has an Einstein-level EQ, which is why she wants to start a business: to make products that people need. Chae Soo-bin’s robot character Aji-3 also strives to understand emotions and is very curious about humans, because that’s something innately programmed into her software.
MBC’s Wednesday-Thursday miniseries I’m Not a Robot plans to begin airing in early December.
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