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Park Min-young gets into multiple contract marriages in Love in Contract


Lovers of contract marriages and Park Min-young in businesswear, unite! Park Min-young (Forecasting Love and Weather) has returned to bless us with another rom-com in tvN’s upcoming drama, Love in Contract.

Park Min-young plays Choi Sang-eun, a contract marriage master. When men are in a bind and need someone to marry them juuust long enough to get their nosy parents off their back, she’s the one they call. With her many talents and dash of crackhead energy, she transforms into the perfect fake wife for any client, allowing them to have their freedom just as long as it’s on a strictly part-time basis.

One of her longtime clients is Jung Ji-ho — played by Go Kyung-po (Private Lives) — who for the last five years has claimed her Mon-Wed-Fri “contract husband” slot. We don’t know much about him other than the fact that he’s a man of mystery who would prefer to keep it that way — but the two have a solid working relationship. That is, until Sang-eun picks up a new client for her Tue-Thur-Sat slot, the charming chaebol Hallyu star Kang Hae-jin, played by Kim Jae-young (Reflection of You). With the two men vying for her, ahem, professional attention, she’ll juggle work, hearts, and everything in between.

Supporting cast includes Jin Kyung (Extraordinary Attorney Woo), Kang Hyung-seok (Lost), and Park Chul-min (The Killer’s Shopping List), among others.

Our first teaser shows Sang-eun smiling brightly as a bride at a wedding as she says in the voiceover, “I’m… getting married.” Doesn’t tell us much, but it does offer some great eye candy and further cements my trust in Park Min-young’s ability to carry another rom-com — and inspire my closet.

Written by Ha Gu-dam and directed by Nam Sung-woo (My Roommate Is a Gumiho), Love in Contract will premiere September 21 on tvN in the Wednesday-Thursday slot.

Park Min-young gets into multiple contract marriages in Love in Contract
Park Min-young gets into multiple contract marriages in Love in Contract
Park Min-young gets into multiple contract marriages in Love in Contract
Park Min-young gets into multiple contract marriages in Love in Contract

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I don’t get how this will work as the world is small and they are both influential people so how can you be such a significant person for two people and keep it regulated to set days. The parents or friends drop by unexpectedly on a day you have t booked her, the house needs to have feminine touches, clothes in the wardrobe pictures etc. there are only so many times she can be visiting her parents. The other more likely issue is what if she is seen at a social event that friends relatives etc of the other husband attend?

I know it is a real thing as I read about a Japanese organisation that does it and one man is a pretend dad to a little girl so has signed up to a long term commitment who knows what will happen when that girl finds out he is an actor.

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I guess it gives room for a few hijinks 😅

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Haha, truth! I for one, am absolutely unconcerned about realism in a drama like this one. Sounds like it could be really fun!

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Am I too shallow because I am looking forward to this? (I need something silly right now)

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Surely thats the case for a lot of us who want entertainment to be light and fluffy because real life is heavy enough.

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I was watching a lot of heavy stuff for the last few days and suddenly there is this feeling of exhaustion which started creeping in. Need some sugar. :-D (By the way, try "Be my princess", it is a Chinese rom-com and it was on Viki.)

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I read the synopsis on this one before so I will add to the wish list. The good thing with the Chinese rom coms so far is that they stay true to the genre no random thriller etc. elements so it’s a much easier watch than a lot of the current K drama rom coms.

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@reply1988 So true! You do not get a random serial killer in a rom-com. (Only annoying second FLs and MiLs) :-D

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I know I dont know what annoys me more annoying female second leads or unnecessary stalkers!

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BE MY PRINCESS has been on my watchlist for some time now.

We all need light stuff.

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For some chinese rom-coms, sometimes the guy gets so overbearing, that it's also one wrong turn away from being a thriller starring the ML as the antagonist.

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Why would a Hallyu star need a contract marriage? Celebrities feed into the illusion that they're single.

I'll aww so hard if Go Kyung-po's character has been in love with her for five years.

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That’s such a good point because even if he is married to a normal person people will still get suspicious if he is out about with his co stars etc. If it’s to keep family happy they will be expecting babies etc.

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OF COURSE he’s been in love with her for five years. I’m sure they both will fall for her.

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In answer to your question, see Full House... :D
Hahahahaha the original hallyu contract marriage

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I watched that so long ago I couldn’t remember why she had to be married to him in order to live in the house but I just remember the honeymoon being hilarious. I thought it was so sad her ‘friends’ left her stranded in another country with no money or a place to stay while they sold her house with all its sentimental meaning. I remember the children’s nursery rhyme as well which must have been doing the rounds as it was in another one of the older dramas as well.

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Her friends were the most terrible and she forgave them. And real estate law was nonexistent.

ML was in love with his gal pal, but she rejected him. When the gal pal/2FL ends up being rejected from her crush, she came back to the ML (to smooth her ego), and out of pettyness, the ML kissed the FL in front of 2FL and paparazzi and it caused a scandal. I guess PDA was disallowed for celebs back in 2005 unless they were planning to get married. So marriage in exchange for a house.

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Thanks for the reminder!

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In my head there was more of a reason for him to marry her - also family wanted him to? Or to stop paparazzi asking him about his crush on the 2FL? I feel like it was in part to protect both the 2FL and his reputation…

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I'm looking forward to any Park Min Young dramas...esp old school contract marriage K-dramas. :D

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This is perfect PMY fare. I really hope this hits the right notes, as FLAW was a low point for her, to my mind.

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Netflix ruins everything. For this I am more confident. FLAW was really bad.

However PMY has gone too far with cosmetic surgery.

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Don’t think it’s ps tho. Seems she just lost a ton of weight from FLAW days.

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weight and aging and maybe even residual effects of PS from 15-20 years ago. I'm around her age and my face is also changing....looks longer and thinner, especially when my face is at rest or in a posed closed-mouth smile. Any weight i try so hard to lose now seems to come off my face and butt first instead of my belly.

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Losing weight beyond a certain point and as of a certain age makes one look older.

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I don’t think it’s surgery. She just got too skinny. Which is a shame, she’s so adorable with a fuller face. Pressures from the industry would be my guess.

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Netflix buys licensing rights to stream. That is it.

So, how do they ruin everything. Kdramas are nothing but troupes. Well before Netflix. So how it this their fault.

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If you pay attention, you can see that american wokeism is contaminating many Netflix Kdramas. When you see misandry in US series, it's normal, in Kdramaland it's not.

My idea is that the dramas funded and produced by Netflix (FLAW, Itaewon Class, My Name, Nevetheless...) are very "Americanized" and follow the "values" that made me flee from Western entertainment to find fresh air in Korea and Cdramaland.

Masterpieces like Our Blues and My Liberation Notes, for example, are only distributors and not funded. There is a lot of difference.

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They buy the license. That is it.

These shows are played on Korean.

You still talking about nothing.

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One more for the “chaebol and something else” list. As I understand, there are a number of Korean actors who indeed come from such incredibly privileged backgrounds so this is not one of the more esoteric ones.

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This sounds like it has the potential to be a nice little romp, although I'm SO TIRED of chaebol characters. It might be funnier if it were PMY's character: chaebol + part-time contract wife.

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I’m with you for sure. It would have been funny if her role had been written as a cooky chaebol/chaebol heir character - but not one of those loathsome entitled Macadamia nut throwing (RL occurrence) ones - with a side gig.

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I really want this to be good

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This looks fun!!

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Kim Jae-young. That is all.

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The most important thing is that they didnt change Kim Jae-young's hair from ROY

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@asterell I'm sure they did but we can hope!

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Hope this drama would hit all the right notes!

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Contract marriage. My favourite trope. I am afraid I am in.

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AND MORE THAN ONE! It's a trope sandwich!

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‘Trope sandwich’ thats the quote of the day🤣

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Park Min Young and Go Kyung Pyo! I'm in!

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Another romance drama for Park Min Young, but I like all the leads a lot so giving it a chance!! And it sounds like it won't have other elements like thriller or crime... 🤞🏻

Especially excited for Kim Jae Young. Hope it'll be a good role. Feels like he'll be the second lead though.

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This one was already on my Viki watchlist. I have to admit that the premise is crazy and in real life this setup would so many problems as to be absolutely unworkable, even if it is drawn from something that actually happens, as Reply1988 noted in the first post. She and other's have noted the flaws in the premise.

I do not care how unrealistic the premise is. This sounds like fun. I will totally suspend my disbelief and the enjoy the heck out of it anyway. Besides, if anyone could make this implausible setup look plausible it would be Park Minyoung, one of our favorite actresses.

I am happy to report that Viki has picked this one up. I and my wife will enjoy it together and I hope a lot of you will as well.

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Oh, I hadn't looked for it on Viki, but thanks to you I've already added it to my list. Can't wait!

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I do not care how unrealistic the premise is. This sounds like fun. I will totally suspend my disbelief and the enjoy the heck out of it anyway. Besides, if anyone could make this implausible setup look plausible it would be Park Minyoung, one of our favorite actresses.

I'm right there with you. I don't really care how silly it gets - like romcoms in general don't have a huge lack of reality built in anyway - I'll still have fun watching it. I can't wait to see who gets "the look" first - PMY fans, you know. The one where she could kill her ML with her eyes, except they need him alive to finish the rest of the story.

Just like you don't go to McDonald's looking for prime rib, you don't start this one looking for absolute reality. It's fun and fluffy and sugary... and that's the whole reason to watch it for me.

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I have always manage to finish PMY's dramas even forecasting weather (though barely). She certainly knows how to pick projects. I am just hoping her next drama (the one after this one ) would be more like "When the weather is fine" and not like "Forecasting weather ".

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Agreed I like the pacing of dramas like When the weather is fine and Would you like a cup of coffee? Very few tropes dropped in and we get to know the characters in a different way. Community is emphasised. I feel it needs a depth of acting as they are usually in settings where the actors are competing with beautiful cinematography.

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Weather is one of my all time faves, and one of my favorite roles for PMY. I'd also love to see her more roles like that one (and Healer), though they don't call her the Queen of Rom-Com for nothing.

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She reminds me of a modern day Doris Day

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I WILL SEE YOU WHEN THE WEATHER IS FINE is one of my all-time favorite dramas. FORECASTING not so much- but I did watch the whole thing. This one looks much more promising.

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Absolutely. When the weather is fine is such an underrated gem 👍🏻

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Awwwww, Go Kyung Po isn’t gonna get the girl again

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This sounds totally ridiculous. So, of course, I'm all in.

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The ridiculousness is actually a selling point for this kind of story.

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I guess she must have chosen clients with families who don't ask/demand that she do daughter-in-law duties, like do all the cooking for a memorial service, like the FL in Marriage, not Dating.

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This is going to be on Viki so I will have a look and see if it has legs!

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