Premiere Watch: Miracle That We Met
Miracle That We Met
Time slot: Monday & Tuesday
Genre: Fantasy human melodrama
Episode count: 16
Reasons to watch: This week is the premiere of the new project from the PD-writer team behind Strong Woman Do Bong-soon, a body-swap fantasy drama about two men whose fates get swapped in a cosmic mistake. Kim Myung-min plays a successful bank manager with a seemingly perfect life, who is in actuality a stereotypically detached and absentee husband and father. Go Chang-seok is a man with the exact same name, born on the exact same day, and he lives a more modest but boisterous and happy life with a loving marriage. In a case of mistaken identity, Go Chang-seok ends up in an accident and dies a death that was meant for Kim Myung-min, and in order to right that wrong, heaven gives his soul a chance to return and possess Kim Myung-min’s body. Because that always works out so well.
I’m not sure if that means the protagonist of the story is Go Chang-seok’s soul (though obviously it’s all going to be Kim Myung-min playing the dual role), but in any case it’s about this man living a double life and becoming the head of two households, caught between the two wives, Kim Hyun-joo and Ra Mi-ran. It’s being called a human melodrama, but I fully expect a hefty dose of outlandish comedy from this PD-writer team, because they wouldn’t be ones to waste an opportunity for body-swap hijinks, especially when you have Ra Mi-ran and Kim Myung-min playing off of each other. I don’t know which pairing we’re meant to root for, but I guess that’s part of the fun.