KBS is going to stick with the romance genre in the Mon-Tues slot even after Lovers of Music (Trot Lovers) wraps up. On deck is Discovery of Romance with the eclectic but interesting lead cast of Eric, Jung Yumi, Sung Joon, and Yoon Jin Yi. Add to it a fantastic supporting cast of Yoon Hyun Min (Cruel City, Age of Feeling, Witch’s Romance), Kim Seul Gi (Flower Boy Next Door), and Jung Soo Young (City Hall, Coffee House), this one is packed to the gills with impeccable comedic talent. But the synopsis doesn’t quite imply the comedy and rather seems a straight up romance. Jung Yumi’s leading lady is happily in a stable relationship with her plastic surgeon boyfriend played by Sung Joon. Her path crosses with ex-boyfriend played by Eric who broke her heart, but he’s learned some lessons in love since then and is interested in rekindling their romance.
Yoon Jin Yi’s character has been crushing on her oppa Sung Joon since childhood and dreams of the day he’ll like her back. So it’s basically a love triangle with a fourth wheel who may or may not end up with the guy who doesn’t get the leading lady at the end of the day. The cast script reading stills are out and I couldn’t stop laughing at pint-sized Jung Yumi squeezed next to Eric and Sung Joon looking like he stumbled onto the set on his way to high school. I hope to god the costume designer finds way to make him believably a successful plastic surgeon because right now he is basically playing doctor with a plastic stethoscope. There are also BTS snapshots of the love triangle leads doing poster shoots at the park and they already look like they are having a blast. This drama is definitely worth checking out come August after Lovers of Music sings its final swan song.
This drama is also highly anticipated coming from the PD of the I Need Romance series, though it’s up in the air whether the move from cable to prime time will mess with his formula and mojo. Let’s all go finger-crossed hoping for the magic to strike again in DoR.