The I Need Romance franchise is coming back for a third whirl and this time they’ve lined up quite an eclectic and interesting main cast. I confess to only watching the first one through whereas I Need Romance 2012 lost me with a very unlikeable heroine right off the bat though I heard the story gets better later on. I still remember being very pleasantly surprised by the first INR, as well as the heated debate over the ending about which of the two leading men ought to get the girl. For the third outing, the story is set at a home shopping network where the heroine played by Kim So Yeon is a successful mid-level fashion marketing manager. She had a group of female friends who are her co-workers and maybe also love rivals. Playing the two men vying for her heart is Sung Joon as the young musician who remembers her from growing up together and now has a chance to win noona’s heart after they start living under the same roof. Ooooh, I love cohabitation dramas! While he has eyes only for Kim So Yeon. Yoon Seung Ah will be the young maknae at work that will have a crush on him. It’s going to be a tough choice for Kim So Yeon as Namgong Min steps in as her mentor and self-assured sunbae at work, though she finds a rival in Wang Ji Won who also has an interest in him. While this is billed as a love triangle, seeing Kim So Yeon and Sung Joon step out together at the MAMA Awards this week as presenters gives me an inkling that the noona-dongsaeng romance might find a way to a happy ending. The pairing of Sung Joon and Kim So Yeon is so unexpected but seeing them together washes away any doubt I may have. They look great together (despite his hideous suit jacket) and he couldn’t possibly find a more gorgeous and sexy noona to have on his arm than Kim So Yeon rocking one of the best black dresses ever. The cut and drape is marvelous despite its boring black color. INR3 doesn’t premiere until early 2014 but this is definitely going on my to-watch calendar.