Casting took a new turn in one week with upcoming MBC drama My Husband Oh Jak Doo. Initially it was reported the Han Sun Hwa and Lee Min Jung were in talks as the female leads and a week later it’s suddenly UEE who is confirmed for the main role. Joining her is a surprise with Kim Kang Woo as the male lead, and I say surprise because he does darker roles and weekend dramas are all about the family issues with a side of makjang. UEE had the most extreme drama picks of 2017, passing on the female lead role in KBS weekend drama My Golden Life which went on to be the biggest ratings hit of the year, instead taking KBS prime time drama Manhole which was the lowest rated drama of the year. Weekend is certainly an surer bet these days and with My Golden Life ending soon the ratings will be open to a shuffle between the networks.
There’s the usual familiar faces in the supporting roles for My Husband Oh Jak Doo, and the PD is a weekend makjang veteran having directed My Daughter Geum Sa Wol, My Queen, and Flames of Ambition, and with screenwriter of Mama and Everybody Cha Cha Cha writing this script.