With It’s Okay, It’s Love off to a promising start in quality and ratings, it’s time for SBS to confirm the follow up drama and leads so that attention gnats like me can start looking forward to the next treat. Initially SBS tentatively lined up the reverse-aging drama Mister Baek but ended up letting that drama go to MBC and picking up the drama formerly known as Song For You. Song For You has now gotten a name change to be called My Lovely Girl. The network has been courting Rain for the last month to return to television after a four year hiatus since The Fugitive: Plan B and going off to the army. The old title Song For You explains the plot plainly as a story set in the music recording industry and follows the rise of an aspiring young songstress and her love story with the music company CEO who guides her career. I’m sure folks who are watching Lovers of Music (Trot Lovers) right now are screaming “My Lovely Girl is basically if Gun Woo is the male lead and gets Chun Hee!” Rather than finding MLG a slight variation copycat on LoM, maybe it coming along so soon is great for those second lead shippers who want a chance to see their ship reach port. Initially the casting chatter indicated that SBS was considering IU for the leading lady songstress role but now the casting arrow is all pointed to one actress that I’m going to go crazy excited about if she accepts. Park Bo Young is rumored to be courted for the romantic lead opposite Rain, a role described as the younger sister of Rain’s dead first love girlfriend and he becomes the leading lady’s daddy long leg’s benefactor in developing her singing career and in the process fall in love with each other.
The drama is described as a warm and funny romance and Rain expressed his compliments of the script that he read which is why he’s accepted. Rain’s character is a music genius and agency president who is suffering from immense guilt over the death of his first love in an accident that he blames himself for. After the death of his girlfriend he turns cold and withdrawn and devotes himself to work as a music producer and agency CEO. He decides to guide the music career of the younger sister and ends up healing through falling in love with her. I swear I’ve read this synopsis before in dramas and movies perhaps in a non-music setting but honestly if Park Bo Young confirms then I’m watching this sucker no matter what even if the set up is been there-done that. This drama is definitely going to be very pretty coming from the production team that collaborated twice before in Scent of a Woman and Dr. Champ. Please accept Park Bo Young!