Premiere Watch: VIP, No Second Chances
A choice between melo and humor await us for this week’s two premieres!
Time slot: Monday & Tuesday
Genre: Workplace melo
Episode count: 16 episodes
Reasons to watch:
Jang Nara and Lee Sang-yoon star as a married couple who seem to have it all together. They’re in a loving marriage and have great careers at a high-end department store with an exclusive clientele. When Lee Sang-yoon met her, he knew Jang Nara was “the one” and proposed. After having dealt with abandonment issues due to her family, Jang Nara was happy to have Lee Sang-yoon by her side; he was the one person she could trust fully. But their marriage is thrown into turmoil when Jang Nara receives an anonymous text: “Your husband has another woman–in your office.” With one text, the secret Lee Sang-yoon wanted to bury can no longer be hidden. Lee considers his infidelity a single bad decision, but his attempts to deal with his secret result in more bad decisions and sets him down a path that may take him further away from his wife. I’m expecting angst, meditations on love, and questions of forgiveness.
No Second Chances
Time slot: Saturday
Genre: Family, comedy
Episode count: 40 episodes (Four 30 minute episodes will air consecutively)
Reasons to watch: There are no second chances in life, so it’s up to everyone to live to the fullest. This sprawling tale follows the trials and tribulations of the residents of Paradise Inn and the owner of its competitor, the luxe Gusung Hotel. Yoon Yeo-jung is the owner and CEO of the humble Paradise Inn, which counts Oh Ji-ho and Yeh Ji-won among its long-term guests. Yoon’s life is complicated when her first love Joo Hyun suddenly turns up at the inn wanting to reconnect–and to check in. As if that’s not enough, her livelihood is risk thanks to the Gusung Hotel, which has opened up just across the street. That hotel is run by Han Jin-hee and he’s hoping for the Paradise Inn to close its doors–it’s not business, it’s personal. He and Yoon Yeo-jung have a romantic history together but things ended very poorly. But the arrival of Joo Hyun makes Han realize his feelings for Yoon Yeo-jung aren’t as buried as he’d like to think. If you love family dramas, this one looks like it’ll offer lots of laughs. I’ll be watching for the Yoon Yeo-jung–Joo Hyun–Han Jin-hee love triangle.