K-drama fans, it looks like Netflix is gifting us with a new release from our favorite genre this holiday season. ICYMI, according to Netflix Korea’s Vice President for Content, Min Young Kim, Pinoys are suckers for Young Adult romances and that’s exactly what we’re getting in the upcoming rom-com Our Beloved Summer. We’re already feeling warm and nostalgic just from the title itself!
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming K-drama Our Beloved Summer:
The new SBS series, which will be simultaneously streamed on Netflix, follows the complicated relationship between Choi Woong and Gook Yeon-soo. The two were high school classmates and past lovers who eventually parted ways following a bitter breakup. Later on in their lives, they’re forced to reunite after a documentary they filmed 10 years ago goes viral online. Complications arise and past feelings resurface as they re-shoot the film and meet new people who could potentially get in the way of their sudden reunion.
If you loved Itaewon Class, then you’ll be glad to know that Kim Da Mi is finally back! More than a year after the hit JTBC series ended, the actress is once again leading her second drama as Gook Yeon-soo. The character is described as a brilliant student who was always at the top of her class in high school. She grows less sure of herself as she starts working, though, “after dealing with the harsh reality of living as an adult.”
Acting opposite Da Mi is Parasite actor Choi Woo Shik. This marks the pair’s reunion project since starring together in the 2018 mystery action film The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion. Woo Shik will portray Choi Woong in the series, a free-spirited illustrator who didn’t care much for his future back in his school days, a.k.a. the complete antithesis to Da Mi’s character. Guess opposites do attract, after all.
Rounding up the main cast are Kim Sung Chul (Do You Like Brahms?) and Roh Jeong Eui (18 Again, Kill It). The former will step into the shoes of production director Kim Ji-woong, Choi Woong’s childhood friend. Having lived his whole life as a wallfower, his demeanor changes upon getting to film Choi Woong and Yeon-soo’s documentary.
Meanwhile, Jeong Eui will play the popular NJ, a top idol who finds herself falling for Choi Woong after she finds comfort in his drawings.
Fans of K-pop group BTS might also want to tune in to the drama, especially if they want to hear V serenading them in the background. Yep, the singer is slated to record an OST for Our Beloved Summer, as produced by music director Nam Hye Seung. Coincidentally, V also sang a solo track for Da Mi’s previous show Itaewon Class, titled Sweet Night.
Where to watch
As mentioned, Our Beloved Summer can be streamed on Netflix next month. The show’s first episode will premiere on December 6, so make sure to mark your calendars!
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