Seeing the official stills of all the leads in the upcoming Lovers of Music (Trot Lovers) makes me want to yell “Avengers Assemble”, with music lovers substituting for Avengers of course. It’s just three weeks away from the premiere of what is billed as a musical rom-com success story starring Ji Hyun Woo, Jung Eun Ji, Shin Sung Rok, Lee Se Young, and Son Ho Joon. KBS released stills of the two leads last week but today we get the stills showing the two leads interacting as well as the characters still for the rest of the main cast. I hope the drama dispenses with the usual backstabbing villain trope, the very premise of trying to make it in the hyper-competitive Korean music industry is a tall enough mountain to climb for aspiring trot singer Choi Choon Hee played by Jung Eun Ji. Luckily she crosses paths with top music producer Jang Joon Hyun played by Ji Hyun Woo who is tasked with guiding her career. Shin Sung Rok plays a good guy agency director who reps both the producer and the trot starlet while Son Ho Joon is Joon Hyun’s hardworking manager Seol Tae Song who has always harbored trot dreams himself. I would love to see Eun Ji and Ho Joon do a trot duet at some point in the drama. Rounding out the cast is rising young actress Lee Se Young as Park Soo In who is another singer at the same agency who views Choon Hee as a rival. Writing is the scriptwriter behind Baby-faced Beauty while the PD is a KBS veteran with a light touch with dramas like Sons of Sol Pharmacy, Three Dads One Mom, and Dalja’s Spring under his belt. Start getting ready for trot music to hit the small screen and hopefully bring some laughter and brightness to the currently much too somber Mon-Tues time slot.