Script reading commenced last week upcoming MBC Wed-Thurs drama Radiant Office (Glowing Office), the drama by newbie screenwriter Jung Ho Hyun that won a MBC script writing competition. The most memorable competition winning drama script to be made into a hit drama in recent years remains KBS drama Secret (Secret Love), though having bailed midway through I can’t opine as to whether it was the script or or the intense chemistry of leads Ji Sung and Hwang Jung Eum that sold the show. Radiant Office does have a good genre lead in as it’s an office uplifting human drama and right now KBS has the surprise hit with Chief Kim, so if audiences remain hungry for that type of drama and Radiant Office turns out to have a solid script then maybe MBC can finally win the time slot after this drama takes over when Missing 9 ends in March.
Radiant Office certainly has an undisputed acting champ in leading lady Go Ah Sung, who picked exceptionally smart with her last drama the brilliant noir-ish Heard it Through the Grapevine. This time she’s paired with prolific drama actor Ha Suk Jin, who manages to have chemistry with wet cardboard so together these two charismatic leads will certainly have no shortage of sparks. Rounding out the cast is Lee Dong Hwi, Hoya, Han Sun Hwa, and Kim Dong Wook.