While video definitely killed the radio star, it’s unclear yet if Youtibe will kill the television star. With that said, it’s nice to see a K-drama focus on an older form of entertainment medium that is radio, with plenty of people still tuning in daily to keep abreast of the news or keep company with the chatter. Upcoming KBS Mon-Tues romantic comedy Radio Romance puts a top actor in Yoon Doo Joon as a fish out of water hosting a radio program produced and written by Kim So Hyun.
The rub is that he’s horrible at improvisation and can only work accordingly to a script and radio is all about improv, while she’s terrible at writing despite that being her primary job and more adept at management. This is exactly the opposites attract type of quirky workplace romance that I adore when done right, and it helps that Kim So Hyun turned 20 years old in Korean age with the start of the new year and with it shedding the final remnants of her being too young for onscreen romantic adult pairings. The drama premieres at the end of January after Jugglers.
Teasers for Radio Romance: