I do not get the upcoming melodrama When a Man Loves at all. I don’t get the cast – a collection of mostly terrible actors that also don’t give me hope they can evince enough chemistry to overcome the inherent acting limitations. I don’t get the story concept – a man marries a woman who used to be married to his boss, and then proceeds to fall for a much younger woman who reminds him of his younger self. Excuse me, but what? Along the way there is sure to be infidelity, whether emotional and/or physical, and even a broken bromance as collateral damage. Reading the synopsis there is not a single character that seems appealing. The cast headed to beautiful Guam yesterday for a location shoot and showed off their looks for the drama. Song Seung Heon looks like he hopped on a time machine and stepped right from his role in 2009’s East of Eden into this gangster role here, all scruffy facial hair and leather jacket. Shin Se Kyung is just……..there. She smiles, looks pretty, but has about as much lively energy on her as a sedated kitten. Yeon Woo Jin, who I thought did a decent job on Arang and the Magistrate but doesn’t strike my fancy, looks like he’ll run away with the show in terms of acting and charisma. And Chae Jung Ahn continues her streak of being serviceable but utterly forgettable in drama appearance after drama appearance. Perhaps I need to see the put together end product before decreeing it a hot mess, but just by starting off with a married older guy having the hots for a pretty young thing, and vying with his dongsaeng for her heart, already rubs me the wrong way. You’re married already, you should gouge out your wandering eye first before I will ever have sympathy that your “manly love” ought to be worth fighting for. This drama also continues to add bad actors by the load, as boy group JJ Project idol member JB (Im Jae Bum) has signed on to play Shin Se Kyung’s younger brother and the love cupid bringing her and Song Seung Heon together. Can I vote for having a marriage counselor to keep Song Seung Heon and his onscreen wife Chae Jung Ahn in love and faithful to each other instead of all this cheating? I want to look away but am fascinated by the potential for WAML to redefine bad love.