Hyun Bin, Sohn Ye-jin team up with Legend of the Blue Sea writer for tvN romance
Well, this is certainly some star-studded news on both the onscreen and offscreen fronts. Writer Park Ji-eun, best known for her mega-hit You From Another Star, is making a much-anticipated return to dramaland since 2016’s Legend of the Blue Sea. Her new drama will air on tvN and has since cast Hyun Bin (Memories of the Alhambra) and Sohn Ye-jin (Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food) to star. The show is titled Love’s Crash Landing for now, but reports indicate that it’s a working title, so I’m really hoping they switch it out for something else. (It just doesn’t quite roll off the tongue, does it?)
The synopsis of the drama has a lot of potential for opposites-attract romance, comedy, and action, which sounds like right up this writer’s alley. Sohn Ye-jin will play the heiress of a prominent chaebol family who somehow finds herself on the wrong side of the DMZ in a freak paragliding accident. I wouldn’t give her much odds of survival in North Korea if it weren’t for Hyun Bin’s special forces officer who finds himself hiding and protecting her.
I’m not exactly sure how a North Korean soldier ends up protecting a rich, South Korean heiress, but I’m looking forward to finding out. The story is certainly fresh and I foresee a lot of cute bickering between the tough special forces soldier and chaebol pair, which of course will lead to them falling in love. And there’s nothing like a good North-South divide to raise the stakes, so I’m expecting a lot of good narrative conflict thrown in there.
Directing is Lee Jung-hyo, whose credits include The Good Wife, Life on Mars, and Romance is a Bonus Book. The drama doesn’t have a set premiere date yet, but will air sometime in the latter half of this year.
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