Hwang Jung-eum leaps to the past in Men Are Men teaser
Rom-com Men Are Men has dropped a second teaser featuring its leads, Hwang Jung-eum (Mystic Pop-up Bar), Yoon Hyun-min (My Holo Love), and Seo Ji-hoon (Welcome).
Hwang Jung-eum plays the heroine, a strong female lead who wants to live an independent life, free from marriage. But a love triangle and complications ensue when two men declare their interest in her. Potential love interest number one: Yoon Hyun-min, the CEO of a pharmaceutical company. Potential love interest number two: Seo Ji-hoon, a younger man who is a rising star webtoon artist.
In the teaser, they all individually walk toward a photobooth, and Seo Ji-hoon narrates the text that appears on the screen: “Four cuts of their past lives.” When Hwang Jung-eum enters the booth, she poses with a bridal prop stick that says, “I will marry myself.” Yoon Hyun-min makes a serious expression while posing with a sunglasses-crown, perhaps alluding to his shy but authoritative side. Exuding a happy-go-lucky energy, Seo Ji-hoon shows off his inner child and poses with a baby shark hat and confetti.
When the photos drop, we see four different cuts of the characters from different time periods. Interestingly, the first three of four photos for Yoon Hyun-min and Seo Ji-hoon show just the backs of their heads, while all of Hwang Jung-eum’s photos show her looking at the camera head-on.
With Hwang Jung-eum narrating, we go back in time and see her in the Joseon era and other significant time periods in Korean history. Throughout, we see a male companion whose face is unseen, and she narrates: “A couple’s bond is precious like a flower that blooms once in a thousand years.” When she returns to the present, she asks: “Is that guy the guy?” She ends the teaser with, “A singledom defender’s romance spanning three lifetimes, Men Are Men.”
Multiple-male love interests seem to be this summer’s drama trend, with Jang Nara’s Oh My Baby finishing up, and Song Ji-hyo’s Did We Love and Hwang Jung-eum’s Men Are Men premiering in the same week. I’ve been enjoying Hwang Jung-eum’s characteristic zaniness in her current drama Mystic Pop-up Bar, so I hope she carries through her comic timing and easy chemistry in this next one.
KBS Monday-Tuesday miniseries Men Are Men, directed by Choi Yoon-seok and written by Lee Eun-young, will begin airing on July 6.
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