Lee Na-young takes day trips in Park Ha-kyung’s Travels
The first teaser for the upcoming slice-of-life drama Park Ha-kyung’s Travels starring Lee Na-young (Romance is a Bonus Boook) just dropped, and from its soft colors and atmospheric tone, it looks to be a cozy watch.
The teaser centers around high school language arts teacher Park Ha-kyung (Lee Na-young) who finds herself lecturing to a classroom full of bored students more interested in their phones than her lesson. After a frustrating call with her father, Ha-kyung wishes she could disappear, so instead, she departs on a one-day trip.
Her goals for these excursions are simple: walk, eat, and daydream. We catch glimpses of Ha-kyung’s activities as she narrates, “If I don’t go anywhere, I don’t think I could stand it, but at the same time, I want to do nothing.”
The omnibus drama will focus on different people Ha-kyung meets on her travels, highlighting old and new relationships as well as different locales across Korea. The drama boasts an impressive cast of special appearances, and with Lee Na-young at the helm guiding this story, we are definitely in for a treat.
From the teaser, we see her enjoying tea with Seo Hyun-woo (Behind Every Star), marveling in a museum with Gil Hae-yeon (Strangers Again), sniffing pinecones with Sunwoo Jung-ah, crossing paths with Gu Kyo-hwan (D.P.), visiting an art gallery with Han Ye-ri (Hometown), sharing a secret with Jo Hyun-chul (Inspector Koo), and nodding along with Shim Eun-kyung (Money Game).
Breaking the typical drama format, Park Ha-kyung’s Travels is slated for 8 episodes with an approximate 25-minute runtime for each. Hopefully the director’s choice to break the mold will result in a cute and contemplative story about people, place, and healing.
Directed by Lee Jong-pil (Samjin Company English Class) and written by Sohn Mi (Samjin Company English Class), Park Ha-kyung’s Travels will premiere on May 24 on Wavve.