Park Ha-sun, Lee Sang-yub cast in Channel A romance melo
I’m usually not one for adultery dramas, but if Lee Sang-yub’s (Top Star Yoo Baek) going to be in this, I know I’m going to check this out, at least at the beginning. Channel A is planning a remake of Japanese drama Hirugao, titled Weekday Afternoon Lovers, and Park Ha-sun (Drinking Solo) and Lee Sang-yub have been cast as leads in the romance melo.
The original Japanese show was apparently quite popular when it aired back in 2014, and was lauded for its risque story and detailed, sensitive storytelling. Park Ha-sun will play the wife of a civil servant who has been transferred to a small town in the countryside. She’s described as the average Korean young housewife, with a timid and modest manner, in both appearance and personality. On top of being a housewife, she also works part-time at a local grocery store, and she lives a very routine life until someone abruptly disrupts it.
I’m sure Lee Sang-yub’s character may have something to do with this disruption. He will play a biology teacher, a kind man who loves all living things. While you could describe him as innocent and unerringly gentle, you could also fault him for having no connection to reality, like a sort of Peter Pan. Park Ha-sun’s character will enter his life and start to change it in big ways.
Writing the remake will be Yoo So-jung, and in the director’s seat is Kim Jung-min, whose credits include OCN’s Hidden Identity, Bad Guys, and Hero. Looking at the synopsis of the Japanese show, there’s still quite a few main characters to be cast, so I’m looking forward to who else joins the show.
Channel A is planning to air Weekday Afternoon Lovers in the first half of this year.
Via Sports Donga