For those who were fans of Another Oh Hae Young, there’s another drama that started early this year that will give you the same vibes as that drama. Introverted Boss stars Yeon Woo Jin in the title role and I’ve been meaning to watch another drama with him since I was drawn to his acting in Arang and the Magistrate. There always seemed to be one reason or another as to why it just didn’t work out so even though I’m overwhelmed with watching dramas at the moment, I just wanted to make sure I didn’t pass this one up.
I realize that Episodes 5 and 6 have been preempted this week but there are a lot of things I like about the drama so I’m hoping that the rewrites will help the drama instead of hurt it. The drama is about Eun Hwan Ki (Yeon Woo Jin) who deals with having severe social anxiety to the point where he has a hard time being around people outside of his immediate family and close friends. His social anxiety cripples him as he is the head of his family’s PR and marketing company.
Do Hyun Woo (Lee Sun Kyun) is a television producer who has been married to his wife, Jung Soo Yeon (Song Ji Hyo), for seven years. Despite believing that his marriage was impenetrable, he discovers that his wife may be on the verge of having an affair.
At first, he turns to his friends, Lawyer Choi Yoon Gi (Kim Hee Won) and Ahn Joon Young (Lee Sang Yeob) for advice as they are both married. However, Yoon Gi is a serial cheater and savvy at finding ways from his wife, Eun Ah Ra (Ye Ji Won), from finding out. Joon Young is also unhelpful as he always believed that Soo Yeon and Hyun were the picture perfect couple and the news of the infidelity takes an emotional toll on him. And yet, Joon Young’s own life is full of mystery as he uses work as an excuse to get closer to a fellow colleague at work, the production crew’s main writer and divorcee, Kwon Bo Young (BoA).
To make matters worse, Do Hyun’s company is interested in making a new program all about wives who cheat on their husbands. At a loss about what to do, he turns to people on the internet for their perspective on the matter.
Apologies for the late post this week as I’ve been enjoying some time away and just made it back home Sunday night. I still have a lot of shows to catch up on but there were a few dramas I’ve managed to keep up with. There have been a few dramas featuring the topic of affairs and I was curious to check out This Week, My Wife’s Having an Affair based on a Japanese drama. Not only did I find the premise interesting but I love the main cast members. And so, I had to wonder if the drama would be melo or if they would lean towards comedy. I was pleasantly surprised to find that there is a good blend of both giving it a realistic, bittersweet, tragically comical feel to it.
In high school, Just Oh Hae Young (Seo Hyun Jin) was always envious of Pretty Oh Hae Young’s (Jun Hye Bin) life as she was not only pretty but smart and nice. Sharing the same name did not make life any easier on Oh Hae Young. However, Hae Young has become pretty satisfied with her life. She has a steady job, a handsome fiancé and she looked forward to their upcoming nuptials. That is, until Han Tae Jin (Lee Jae Yoon) abruptly breaks it off the day before their wedding.
The truth of the matter is Tae Jin broke things off as he was facing jail time for corrupt business practices. Using his connections with a powerful CEO, Park Do Kyung (Eric) was instrumental in breaking the happy couple up due to a slight misunderstanding. He assumed “Oh Hae Young” was the same Oh Hae Young who left him at the altar one year ago. Learning of the misunderstanding, Do Kyung begins to see visions of the future involving him and Hae Young.
My Fair Seo Hyun Jin. I am just loving Seo Hyun Jin for her multilayered acting as the cheery, warm-hearted Just Oh Hae Young (aka Dirt Oh Hae Young) on Another Oh Hae Young. In fact, I think what makes her so lovable is that Seo Hyun Jin has this innate ability to win viewers over with her positivity.
Seo Hyun, Yoo Seung Woo – 사랑이 뭔데 (What is it About Love?)
Following the cancellation of Come to Play, it was replaced with a new variety show called Talk Club Actors where actors sit around and talk about the day’s topic and their personal experiences. The actors are: Hwang Shin Hye, Shim Hye Jin, Ye Ji Won, Song Sun Mi, Go Eun Ah, Shin So Yul, Min Ji, Park Chul Min, Jung Joon Ha and John Park.