SBS wrapped up Three Days with Yoochun this week, got ready to launch You’re All Surrounded with Lee Seung Gi and Cha Seung Won next week, and also quietly started filming for It’s Okay, It’s Love starring Jo In Sung and Gong Hyo Jin. Both of the leads had well-received and successful SBS dramas last years with co-stars that most viewers loved with each – Jo In Sung did That Winter, the Wind Blows with Song Hye Kyo while Gong Hyo Jin coupled with So Ji Sub for The Master’s Sun. Those of us who love traumatic melos also remember So Ji Sub and Jo In Sung being the two parts of the crazy amazing love triangle with Ha Ji Won in What Happened in Bali. Will Gong Hyo Jin have as much chemistry with Jo In Sung as she did with So Ji Sub in TMS?
I think so, and with this drama being written by famed screenwriter Noh Hee Kyung I hope I’ll like it better than the quippy shallow takeaway I got from TMS which is typical Hong Sister’s fluff. I love how the two leads are looking comfortable and relaxed in the script reading and reportedly the session was all laughs as the cast dived into writer Noh’s tender and funny script. Joining Jo In Sung and Gong Hyo Jin in It’s Okay, It’s Love is respected veteran Sung Dong Il (fresh off yet another endearing turn as the dad in Answer Me 1994), Kwang Soo, EXO‘s D.O., forever scene-stealer Yang Ik Joon (I still giggle anytime I think of Jae Shik in Nice Guy), and Yoon Jin Yi. I’m a little concerned with the directing since helming this drama will be frequent Noh Hee Kyung collaborator Kim Kyu Tae who directed her The World We Live In, Padam Padam, and That Winter, the Wind Blows. His style is sometimes too much style drowning out the delicate substance. Here’s to hoping this one is a winner for the Summertime viewing.