Looking ahead to the start of summer 2016, the coveted prime time Wed-Thurs lineup got finalized this week in terms of dramas scheduled. KBS had famed screenwriter Lee Kyung Hee penned Arbitrarily Fond with Kim Woo Bin and Suzy locked into that slot for months now to accommodate the pre-produced project that is intended for simultaneous live-airing in China. MBC announced last month that mystery drama W was going into that time and was courting Lee Jong Seok and Han Hyo Joo to star, two well known and popular stars for sure. On top of that W is from the screenwriter behind Nine: Nine Times Time Travels, Queen In Hyun’s Man, and The Three Musketeers. Now SBS has revealed that it’s scheduling Deal to go up against Arbitrarily Fond and W, with the drama being written by the screenwriter of Secret and Mask who has delivered ratings in the past. June is heating up and I couldn’t be happier.
Arbitrarily Fond is a melodrama about a pair of separated childhood friends who meet up again as adults when he has become a top star and she a PD. W is a fantasy mystery romance about a chaebol and a female doctor in their 30s who live in a different worlds (times?). Deal is about four men faced with betrayal, revenge, and love.