Hopefully this will be one of tvN‘s solid romantic drama outings rather than one of it’s flat footed fails, for some reason the network is pretty extreme in either direction when it comes to rom-coms. In terns of now confirmed casting for upcoming Byun Hyuk’s Love it’s definitely picked right, scooping up just out of the military idol-actor Choi Siwon for the male lead and pairing him with popular actress Kang Sora. They both have very similar vibes for me, engaging onscreen with presence and fantastic emotional and comedic timing. Joining the two leads will be a recent tvN drama alum Gong Myung, who I watched for the first time in the terrible adaptation of Bride of the Water God and found decent enough to make him one of the cast who fared better in that dud. The network is also digging further back into the alum ranks and Lee Jae Yoon from Another Oh Hae Young has just been added to play Choi Siwon’s older brother in this drama.
Directing Byun Hyuk’s Love is PD Song Hyun Wook of Introverted Boss, Another Oh Hae Young, Super Daddy Yul, and Marriage Not Dating and writing is script is screenwriter Joo Hyun who did Ms. Temper and Nam Jung Gi. This drama airs in October in the Sat-Sun time slot after Live Up to Your Name.