I’m not sure how K-drama fans feel about this potential pairing but I’ll toss my first impression coin in the optimistic fountain. K-actress Hwang Jung Eum is considering an offer to be the leading lady in summer SBS romantic drama Hoo Nam and Jung Eum, which I hope is casting her not because she shares the same name as the character. If she accepts this will be her first drama in two years since Lucky Romance in 2016, and also her comeback since having a baby in late 2017. Hwang Jung Eum is one of those workhorses in K-drama land, doing drama after drama but I am surprised she’s ready to come back so soon after having a baby. The confirmed male lead for this drama is Namgong Min and he’s got so a broad range of acting chops and is also a workhorse nonstop actor who is finally getting his due in the last three years.
Hoo Nam and Jung Eum is about a man who believes he knows everything about love and therefore doesn’t believe in romance, and a woman who aims for marriage but has given up on dating. The drama will be penned by the screenwriter of Tamra the Island which is one of my all time favorite K-dramas.