Forget about the current hot drama trends of noona romance and ‘second chances in love’ : my vote goes to drama couples reunion, as we might be getting another reunion on the heels of Lee Dong Wook and Lee Da Hae‘s repeat pairing. Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara have been courted to star in Korean remake of superhit Taiwanese drama Fated To Love You. I’ll be getting happiness of warm christmas carols if this happens for two main reasons— firstly, this casting can pave the way for more such reunions of actors (a thing as rare as finding an ice-cube in Sahara desert except a few exceptions) and secondly, I like both the actors and it was 12 years ago in 2002 that they appeared together in the hit drama Successful Story of a Bright Girl, which also has the special feature of Jang Hyuk starring in a romantic comedy. So, all the fans of that show might be praying right now for the confirmation. (On a side note, let’s all do the same for our beloved drama couples, for me the first one is of course Jae Hee and Han Chae Young!)
So Fated To Love You came in 2008 and has one of my favorite tropes aka marriage of convenience at its centre— an unfashionable girl and a rich heir have a one night stand resulting in girl getting pregnant and then they are forced to marry each other. The K-remake will be broadcast on MBC as the Wednesday-Thursday drama with an eye for the summer premiere.
Both the sides are considering positively and let’s hope that they confirm as it would be a treat to see Jang Hyuk in a rom-com plus I like Jang Nara who delivered a heartwarming performance in last year’s School 2013.
P.S. I wanted to embed a picture from Successful Story of a Bright Girl but Jang Hyuk’s hairstyle in it didn’t allow me to do so. LOL.