Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) alums return for makjang writer Im Sung-han’s upcoming project
Park Joo-mi, Jeon No-min, Ji Young-san
After providing us with years of birth secrets and tangled love affairs, Im Sung-han (Love ft. Marriage and Divorce), makjang extraordinaire and writer of the legendary Princess Aurora herself, is back with another project to bless our screens — this time with the director Shin Woo-Chul (Melting Me Softly) behind the camera. The drama is described as a time travel melodrama, and the title alone promises wacky times for everyone involved: Durian Fairy (apparently a working title).
Even the behind-the-scenes PR rollout has played out like a twisty makjang episode — with the press initially describing it as a romance between a mother and daughter-in-law (yikes) and then Im Sung-han giving a statement that that’s definitely not the case. Of course, with all the hullaballoo, what do we end up learning about the plot? Virtually nothing as of now.
But what we do know is that Park Joo-mi (Love ft. Marriage and Divorce 3) and Kim Min-jun (Was it Love?) are attached as the lead roles. Park Joo-mi, who is hot off the heels of her last Im Sung-han project, will be playing a radio DJ who divorced her husband after finding out about his affair. And rounding out the ensemble, we have the rest of the Love ft. Marriage and Divorce cast attached to this project: Jeon No-min (Law Cafe) and Ji Young-san (Love ft. Marriage and Divorce 3).
With all the overlap between the two shows, I’m surprised this isn’t considered as a spinoff or pseudo-reboot of sorts, but if you were a fan and devastated at the way Love ended, this might be just the thing that brings you closure… or sends you spiralling down another hair-pulling journey. Either way, it’s guaranteed to be an entertaining ride.