‘함부로 애틋하게’ vs ‘W’ ..
Big productions come to livin up this second half of 2016.
For being able to do as well or even better than “Descendants of the Sun”, with the plot based on couples Song-Song (Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo) and GuWon (Jin Gu and Kim Ji Won) had attracted up to 38.8% of viewers, the chemistry between the main actors will be just as determinant as the plot. What are fictional couples expected to rule over the second half of 2016?
Just as “Descendants of the Sun”, “Uncontrollably Fond” was pre-produced.
The drama did the buzz from the announcement of its production since the screenplay was written by Lee Kyung Hee who has several successful melodramas to his credit including “Will It Snow in Christmas?”, “Sorry But I Love You” “Nice Guy”. Similarly, the confirmation of the main performers has received attention. Having shone both at the cinema and on television over the past five years, Kim Woo Bin and Suzy (miss A) will embody the top star Shin Joon Young and the Director of documentary Noh Eul, two childhood friends separated by a tragedy. Gathered in a professional context, will they manage to erase the suffering of the past?
KBS will start broadcasting on July 6 .
After having offered dramas cille “Queen In Hyun’s Man”, “Nine”, “The Three Musketeers” who contributed to the success of tvN, Song Jae Jung continues to explore the theme of parallel dimensions and multiple realities with ‘W’.
Broadcast from July 20, this drama brings together two regulars at good rates of hearing: Lee Jong Suk and Han Hyo Joo. The latter had not performed projects TV since “Dong-Yi”, released in 2010. The plot is based on the meeting between Kang Chul (Lee Jong Suk), hero of the ‘W’, and Oh Yeon Joo, surgeon webtoon. The romance between this man from of a fictional world and this woman rooted in reality promises to make sparks.
SBS also leverages a historical fiction for the race at the end of the summer hearings.
Lee Joon Gi will find his Korean public from August 29 with “Scarlet Heart: Ryeo”.
Directed by Kim Kyu Tae (“That Winter, The Wind Blows”, “It’s Okay That’s Love”), this drama is an adaptation of a Chinese novel and displays a distribution of young talents. IU will play Hae Soo, a young woman of the 21st century who made a trip in the past. She finds herself at the Royal Court in Goryeo where confront the princes Wang So (Lee Joon Gi), Wang Wook (Kang Ha Neul), Wang Yo (Hong Jong Hyun), Wang Eun (Baek Hyun), Wang Wook (Nam Joo Hyuk) and Wang Jung (Ji Soo). Although the drama is a Korean first for an audience, it is already perceived as the next hallyu hit in the rest of Asia.
With a release scheduled in November on KBS, “The Legends of The Blue Sea” brings together two great names of the Hallyu: Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji Hyun. Each had a break in his TV projects.
These past two years, Lee Min Ho devoted himself to his film career, as Jun Ji Hyun, who also became a MOM. The announcement even a collaboration between these two artists is enough to stir up curiosity, as it will certainly be the last role of Lee Min Ho before his military service.
Directed by Jin Hyuk (“City Hunter”) and written by Park Ji Eun (“My Love From The Star”), this new drama is adapted from a story by sirens from a collection of Korean stories.
Adapted from a webtoon, “Moonlight Drawn By Clouds” is a new attempt of KBS to target a young audience. Noticed as the child version of Han Ga In in historical fiction “Moon That Embraces The Sun” in 2012, Kim Yoo Jung will play this time fully a romance of the Joseon as Hong Ra On, a girl who joined the Royal Court posing as a boy. Then she falls in love with the prince Hyomyeong played by Park Bo Gum which had already been the heartbeat of the viewers of “Reply” 1988 at the beginning of the year.
This drama will be aired from August 15.