New stills for Disney+ revenge melodrama Call It Love
Disney+ is starting to release information on their upcoming offering — the revenge melodrama Call It Love — and it’s already looking like it’s going to be a hair-pulling, yet potentially deeply rewarding journey. Starring Kim Young-kwang (Somebody) and Lee Sung-kyung (Shooting Stars), the drama has already had a press conference — and released some stills — to let us know what to expect.
In a pseudo-Cinderella tale of sorts, Lee Sung-kyung plays Shim Woo-joo, a young girl whose cheating father passed away, leaving her under the care of one of her father’s mistresses, who promptly kicks her out onto the streets. Woo-joo is devastated and schemes of ways to repay her former stepmother by way of seducing her stepmother’s son, Han Dong-jin (Kim Young-kwang). However, things become complicated when she ends up actually falling for him instead of — you know — using him as a tool against her stepmom and discarding him afterward. Together, the two of them will have to learn to heal and put aside their mutual revenge plans for the sake of love.
The plot on its own is surprisingly – dare I say painfully — simple: orphaned girl falls in love with the son of her evil stepmom. On its own, the premise sounds like pure soap, but all the press statements promise a slow-burn, super-realistic romance from our lead couple, which is possibly the only thing keeping it from going into full makjang territory. Of course, whether it will be successful at delivering a satisfying gradual romance remains to be seen.
Supporting the lead cast we also have Sung Joon (Island) and Kim Ye-won (You Are My Spring), whose character descriptions are yet to be released.
Written by Kim Ga Eun and Kim Ji Yeon and directed by Lee Kwang-Young (No, Thank You 2), Call It Love will premiere on Disney+ sometime in 2023.
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