Premiere Watch: Longing Heart
Time slot: Monday & Tuesday
Genre: Fantasy rom-com
Episode count: 8
Reasons to watch: This is a short little web drama that got picked up by OCN to air in its newer Monday-Tuesday drama slot, and it looks like a fun coming-of-age story about first love that includes a supernatural twist. Lee Jung-shin stars as a math teacher who regrets not having confessed to his first love back in high school, and he gets a chance to travel back in time to do just that.
The trick is, he has to convince his past self (Seo Ji-hoon of School 2017 and Solomon’s Perjury) to believe in him and coach him on how to do this, and they end up in an unexpected love triangle with their crush, Lee Yeol-eum. I don’t expect it to be a very angsty kind of triangle, since it’s a heartwarming drama about the hero helping his younger self ultimately become a better man, but it sounds like there will be a lot of funny mishaps along the way. You can’t have two versions of one character and not have some adorable hijinks—even the very serious drama Nine cracked me up whenever they had Lee Jin-wook interacting with Park Hyung-shik in the past.
The drama premiered today, so if anyone’s already had a chance to check it out, let us know if it’s worth a watch!