Ji Sung, Han Ji-min team up with Weightlifting Fairy writer for tvN
Okay, I’m excited about this comeback. Writer Yang Hee-seung of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju, Oh My Ghostess, and High School King of Savvy is back with a new drama for tvN, and this one’s going to be a fantasy romance called Familiar Wife. It even has a confirmed cast already, with Ji Sung (Defendant) and Han Ji-min (Hyde, Jekyll, Me) signed on to play husband and wife.
The drama will be a time-slip love story about a husband who travels back and forth between past and present, changing the events and lives of everyone around him. So like Tomorrow With You in reverse… and better. Ji Sung stars as a very average salaryman who’s been a middle manager at a bank for six years, and Han Ji-min plays his wife. Five years into their marriage, a choice he makes in the past suddenly alters everything about the present.
The drama is described as a cheerful romance about choices and fated love, and aims to portray a relatable, realistic marriage. It actually sounds very similar to Go Back Spouses in theme, though I think this one will be much more focused on how the couple’s present lives are affected by choices in the past, rather than a journey back to youth. Best of all, with this writer, we can expect quirky characters, fluttery romance, hilarious dialogue, and lots and lots of heart. And I know I’m not the only one excited about a rom-com hero Ji Sung. Heart is ready to be snatched!
Familiar Wife will be directed by PD Lee Sang-yub of Shopping King Louis, Mr. Back, and King’s Daughter, Su Baek-hyang. It’s being planned for a broadcast on tvN later this year.
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