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Cha Tae-hyun, Bae Doo-na try to have The Best Divorce in KBS rom-com

Aw, I like this main couple so much, it’s a little disappointing to watch the show start at the end of their relationship. KBS’s upcoming The Best Divorce, featuring Bae Doo-na (Forest of Secrets), Cha Tae-hyun (The Best Hit), Lee El (Hwayugi), and Sohn Suk-goo (Mother), has just released its first teaser, where we get a glimpse of our main foursome as well as their dynamics.

The teaser starts out with Cha Tae-hyun’s character introducing himself, stressing the “divorced” and “ex-husband” parts as Bae Doo-na glares at him across the table. The clip then asks the audience whether we think marriage is the “completion of love.” Well, the show certainly doesn’t seem to think so, as we get shots of Cha Tae-hyun and Bae Doo-na’s troubled marriage, complete with bickering, eye-rolls, and divorce papers.

Enter: Lee El, playing Cha Tae-hyun’s first love, who appears in his life suddenly after ten years of no contact. He asks her why she married someone like her husband, Sohn Suk-goo, and the tone of the question implies that Lee El’s marriage isn’t doing all that great, either. Offscreen, a voice replies that, “divorce doesn’t just involve the two people,” as Cha Tae-hyun and Bae Doo-na attend what looks like a neighborhood party out in the countryside, the latter enjoying herself much more than her ex.

Cha Tae-hyun asks Lee El over a beer whether she’s ever thought about “walking a different path with a different person,” which, to me, sounds like a good indicator that he’s moved on from his marriage to Bae Doo-na. But, that doesn’t stop him from looking shocked as Bae Doo-na declares she wants to call it quits because she “doesn’t need him anymore.”

I know that The Best Divorce is being touted as a rom-com, but the teaser paints a rather bleak picture on both love and marriage. Reconciliation dramas, especially when a divorced couple is involved, make rooting for the main couple a little more difficult because there’s usually a very good reason why they didn’t work the first time around. But I’m willing to keep an open mind, given these actors and the rom-com label. Reports also say that the two main leads start secretly cohabitating after their divorce, so it’ll be interesting to see the hijinks involved in that aspect of the show.

The Best Divorce will premiere in KBS’s Monday-Tuesday slot on October 8, following currently airing Lovely Horribly.

Via Hankook Kyungjae (1), Hankook Kyungjae (2), Hankook Kyungjae (3), Joy News 24, X Sports News (1), X Sports News (2), X Sports News (3), X Sports News (4), iMBC, Seoul Kyungjae, MK Sports

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The caliber of actors in this drama makes The Best Divorce more like a movie.

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Lee El holding a cat is such an aesthetic considering how much she loves her own cats- must be a dream come true for her :P

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Is this based on a Japanese show with a similar premise? Saikou no Rikon?

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Yes! Is it too much to hope that they'll do the funny dance that changes at the start of each episode? :D

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Awesome. Haven't seen the Japanese but the reviews are so great! ^^; As if I wasn't looking forward enough to this for the cast already.

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The cast is definitely worth watching for. If it’s anything like this week my wife is having an affairI’ll love this for sure

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I'm so excited for this! The casting is perfect!

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How can I be rooting for Bae Doona and Cha Taehyun if Sohn Sukku is right beside her? I mean, Sense8 pairing anybody? Okey, they reaaaaally did well in that show, but I'm still bitter about it ending, leaving us with... a feeling of wanting so much more. It's gonna be hard to watch them not being together! But, I'll be there. I have to!

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It was nice that we could have a final episode to close the story after the cancellation.

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Yeah, of course, at least we got that. It was nice and well-done!
But I still wondering if I can get over them and rooting for Cha Taehyun, aha!

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Oh yeah. I want a drama that assumes totaly the divorce part! And Son Sukku looks so cute on those pictures :D

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I know what you mean 😫 I’ll probably be crack shipping them if they ever have a scene together.

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I totally forgot about this drama premier. The casting is perfect and the premise sounds awesome.😍
1week more to go!!! Yayyy

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I really, really liked Lee El in Hwayugi!

Does anyone know who has the rights to this drama in the U.S.?

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I'm curious about this drama. The contract said they have to live together, so I'm curious why.

I wonder if it will be a drama that assumes the divorce or that plays the safe card by putting them together at the end.

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Lee el really looks like jin kyeong here (or is it just me)

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Bae Doona is a truly top echelon actor - one of Korea's best. I'll watch anything with her in it. Which is a bit annoying because it's one of about 8. October is going to be exhausting.

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I need this NOW!!!
With these actors, if the script is even just half-way decent, I will enjoy every minute... How not to with this amazing cast?!

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I liked the jdrama version , hoping that this drama will keep the off-beat tone of the original.

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I'm so ready for this drama 😊

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aw yeah i agree that divorced couples is a hard thing to convey but i think emergency couple and go back way couple did it really well! i have high hopes for this one haha

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Way to suck me back in dramaland.

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1. women are beautiful. wow.
2. i'm excited bc of number one. but rly enjoy cha tae hyun too. and cant wait to see bae doona is sth else that isnt stranger or american (tho we miss her...) hahah

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also im not a fan of divorced couples but i will watch for actors i rly enjoy. surprisingly i think Live did a really good job portraying a divorced couple and their reconciliation

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Lol, I love your number 1 reason.

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waaaaahhhhh... so excited! my favourites actors/actresses are HERE!

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Is this drama promising me lots and lots of Lee El in non-stingy levels? YES!! I love her haircut and look how much she's smiling broadly.

Bae Doona in a romcom, well you've got my attention!

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lol.. is cha tae hyun doing only "the best" :P

best hit, best divorce, what's to follow

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It still feels funny to me how the Korean/English title takes the original Japanese very literally: Saikou no Rikon = The Best Divorce

Let's see if this is going to live up to the Japanese version, or will it be another disappointment.

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Son Seokgu and Bae Doona were together in sense8 , a really cute couple. i cant stand them not being together.

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