Boiled pork and falling books bring Kim Ji-suk and Jung So-min together in Monthly Magazine Home
More promos have been released for JTBC rom-com Monthly Magazine Home, featuring the main cast in new character stills and a new video teaser.
The drama’s central theme is the meaning of home, and we explore how that definition changes through the different characters. Jung So-min (Soul Repairer) is someone who enjoys just being at home and appreciates that home is the place where she can truly be herself. This, naturally, conflicts with Kim Ji-suk (My Unfamiliar Family) who sees homes as merely properties that he can buy and sell for profit. The two have a disastrous first encounter, and Jung is mortified when she sees Kim again at her workplace… and learns that he is her new boss.
In the newly released photos, we get a look at supporting cast members Jung Geon-joo (Oh My Baby) and Chae Jung-ahn (Legal High).
Jung Geon-joo plays a free-spirited character who lives by the motto that you only live once. He believes that being happy is what’s most important in life and home is simply where he puts his head down to sleep that day. When he was a student, Kim Ji-suk had once been his tutor. Now, as an adult, he is hired by Kim to be a photographer for Kim’s magazine. Here he first meets Jung So-min and feels an instant connection.
Chae Jung-ahn takes on the role of the magazine’s senior editor. Believing that future happiness cannot be guaranteed, she doesn’t see the point in sacrificing her present and enjoys living in the now. As such, she chooses to be single and has a pessimistic view on owning properties due to how easily their cost value can depreciate. Prioritizing location instead, she rents a small apartment in Korea’s hottest neighborhood.
The new teaser starts off with Kim Ji-suk and Jung So-min waking up in bed together while Kim narrates, “That compliment, if only I hadn’t heard it.” Cut to Kim Won-hae (Hush) making introductions, “Please say hello to our magazine CEO, Yoo Ja-sung.” Kim Ji-suk and Jung So-min look at each other in surprise, and Kim recognizes Jung. “It can’t be… [are you] the boiled pork?” Flashing back to their first meeting, we see her running towards him at full speed and smacking him in the face with her takeout bag. The food flies up in the air and a piece of pork bounces off his face. Jung looks at Kim remorsefully and asks, “You’re not going to fire me, are you?”
We then cut to Kim Ji-suk spying on Jung So-min, who’s chatting with Jung Geon-joo in the cafeteria. Kim tries to warn Jung Geon-joo about her, saying, “You really don’t know how scary that woman is, how frightful she is!” In a sequence of shots, we see Jung So-min threatening someone angrily in the washroom and causing a scene after a company dinner. She drunkenly slurs that Kim Ji-suk is a bad person, and Kim is left to deal with Jung by himself when everyone else runs away.
Another disaster strikes when a row of bookcases fall like dominoes towards Jung So-min. Kim Ji-suk somehow shields her from being crushed and asks, “Are you okay?” As the background music takes on a romantic tone, we see Kim call out to Jung and pull her into a hug. Looking conflicted, Jung asks him, “Do you like me?” And, in response, Kim Ji-suk leans over the table to kiss her. The teaser closes with both Kim Ji-suk and Jung So-min narrating together, “Monthly Magazine Home airs its first episode on Wednesday, June 16 at 9pm.”
Writing for the drama is Myung Soo-hyun (You Who Forgot Poetry, Drinking Solo) and the directing will be helmed by PD Lee Chang-min (Woohoo Waikiki 1, 2). The rom-com premieres next month on June 16, and will be airing Wednesdays and Thursdays on JTBC following Law School.
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