The return of screenwriter extraordinaire Lee Kyung Hee is schedule now, two years after her last drama Uncontrollably Fond. The queen of melo is coming back in January 2019 with the drama tentatively titled Chocolate surrounding the intersection of medicine and food. It’s the romance between a neurologist and a French trained pastry chef as they find a way to make meals for those who have their days numbered on earth. Oh man this sounds like a spigot fest, like my tear ducts are going to be out of control. Lee Kyung Hee’s dramas that I loved from first frame to last include Nice Guy and Let’s Go to School, Sang Doo, but I don’t think I have ever ever cried as much for a K-drama as I did for the last two episodes of her most recent work Uncontrollably Fond. Whatever flaws were in that drama, the last two episodes were beyond words amazing, and honestly a screenwriter who can still give me a gut punch is golden and I can’t wait to sample Chocolate.
Lee Kyung Hee is a maker of young actors and actresses, giving them the meaty roles that if they really dug deep they could carve out a career from. Case in point Rain who is still coasting on Sang Doo and finally in Sketch makes me proud again. Who will lead Chocolate? If I had my choice, it would be Park Bo Gum and a female actress that deserves a Lee Kyung Hee female lead role.