Promos revealed for KakaoTV’s rom-com drama Mad for Each Other
New posters and stills have been revealed for upcoming drama Mad for Each Other, formerly known as This Neighborhood’s Crazy Guy. Jung Woo (Best Friend) plays a man with anger management issues, and Oh Yeon-seo (People With Flaws) plays a woman who makes everyone around her angry.
When these two meet, epic bickering matches ensue and sparks begin to fly. The poster above highlights problematic neighborhood issues like pet dogs’ endless barking and inconsiderate parking. The text says, “If you bother me, you’re effed.”
Jung Woo’s character used to be a passionate cop, but after being involved in a career-changing case, his entire life flips upside-down. In the aftermath, he loses all ability to control his temper. In the poster below, he’s shown in full rage mode with the symbol for fire in the background.
Jung Woo said that filming wasn’t easy because his character required him to expend a lot of energy for shouting and other emotionally explosive scenes. Also, depending on the set atmosphere, he improvised to fit the character.
Regarding his character, Jung Woo said, “The character felt charismatic to me. The reasons behind his anger and emotional expressions were so clear, and I could relate to these realistic [emotional] episodes which could definitely happen in daily life, and it felt new.”
He added on, “The fact that someone could be so true to their emotions and express them rawly without any filter felt fresh to me. I felt pity and a protective instinct toward him. If you think about it a different way, he’s being truthful and guileless.”
On the other hand, Oh Yeon Seo’s character used to have everything: beauty, a great career, and everything in between. However one day, tragedy strikes, and she develops trust and communication issues and decides to cut herself off from the world. She’s wary of anyone that dares come too close, and ends up angering everyone around her.
In the poster above, she’s shown like a game character with a super pro level of 999/999 with the special ability to 100% cause anger in others. With a flower in her hair (which symbolizes lunacy in Korea), she looks completely oblivious to all the anger she’s caused around her.
Furthermore, it was announced that AKMU’s Su-hyun would be taking on her first drama role in Mad for Each Other. She and Ahn Woo-yeon (The Banker) round out the younger generation cast.
Directed by Lee Tae-gon and written by Ah Kyung, KakaoTV’s new original series Mad for Each Other will begin airing weekly on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday starting May 24. Outside of Korea, it will be carried on Netflix.