This coming week is the premiere of Lucky Romance now that Goodbye Mr. Black has bid farewell at last to its revenge schemes. GMB was the ratings leader during the Wed-Thurs time slot after Descendants of the Sun ended, but never passed 10% ratings as far as I recall, so it’s not clear if Lucky Romance can strike it lucky with viewers since rom-coms haven’t been as popular in recent years. It’s as good a time as any since the late spring to early summer period seems primed for romance in the air, and LR looks really high energy and wacky as befits the K-drama penchant to make rom-coms as comedic extremes in set up as possible. I see leads Ryu Jun Yeol and Hwang Jung Eum looking on point in character even if I’ve seem similar personalities from them before onscreen, whereas Lee Soo Hyuk catches my eye for being oddball and quirky when he’s usually the cold arrogant typecast in dramas. If the romance between the leads hits my sweet spot then it’ll be nice to follow a more typical rom-com again.
Trailer for Lucky Romance”