Yoo Yeon-seok and Moon Ga-young are Understanding of Love
JTBC’s upcoming romance Understanding of Love has come out with its first poster, featuring our main quartet played by: Yoo Yeon-seok (Narco-Saints), Moon Ga-young (Link: Eat, Love, Kill), Geum Sae-rok (Youth of May), and Jung Ga-ram (Love Alarm 2).
Adapted from a novel by the same name (written by Lee Hyuk-jin), the Korean title uses a homonym and its two meanings are reflected in the story: how people with their own vested interests can meet and learn to understand love in different ways. A similar sentiment is echoed in the poster’s tagline.
Adding to the complications, of course, is that our main characters all work at the same bank branch when romance starts to blossom. The poster also displays their work ID tags in descending heights with color-coded lanyards, indicating their differing ranks and departments.
Each coming from their own perspective on love, Ha Sang-soo (Yoo Yeon-seok), to start, is someone who equates happiness with stability and he’s taken completely out of his comfort zone when he takes a risk on love. Ahn Soo-young (Moon Ga-young), on the other hand, sees love through a fragile lens and is skeptical – and perhaps even fearful – about the longevity of relationships.
In contrast, the glass is always half full for Park Mi-kyung (Geum Sae-rok), who wears her heart on her sleeve while striving to be a more assertive and independent adult. Rounding out the group, the hard-working but idealistic Jung Jong-hyun (Jung Ga-ram) has too much on his plate – working while studying and also pursuing love.
Directed by PD Jo Young-min with Lee Seo-hyun and Lee Hyun-jung co-writing, JTBC’s Understanding of Love is slated to premiere next month on December 21 in the Wednesday-Thursday slot.