On paper this drama looks like a stellar arrangement from the leads to the supporting cast, made all the more pressing since there are quite a bit of unknowns on the line. Male lead Rain is making his first television return since the anemic My Lovely Girl, and here’s hoping Please Come Back Ahjusshi finds him returning to suitable form as a leading man with reassuring warmth and a twinkle in his eye. Female lead Oh Yeon Seo is riding a wave of varying drama successes, from hit weekend drama Come Jang Bori! to well received sageuk Shine or Go Crazy.
The two will be playing the characters in the drama inhabited by the souls of veterans Kim Soo Ro and Kim In Kwon, which gives Oh Yeon Seo a chance to stretch her acting wings playing a dude’s soul in a woman’s body, while Rain will find his good outing outer shell at odds with the soul of a schlebby middle manager. Rain needs a hit after too many years without any real memorable role or drama, and playing his romantic interest here is Lee Min Jung who can also use a hit under her belt, making a drama comeback after two years during which she got married to Lee Byung Hun and had a baby together.