|(If you two were any more adorable, my brain would explode.)|
Ah, it’s that time of the drama cycle again—new and upcoming shows are getting a lot of press, and I’m doing a lot of drooling over them. Rather than posting one big list today, I thought I’d post about one new drama every day this week. So stay tuned!
Without further ado, here’s one currently airing show that I’m planning to begin marathoning about two seconds after its finale is subbed.
Can We Get Married?
Currently airing Monday and Tuesdays, jTBC
Dramas that don’t get a lot of coverage by the big news sites have a way of slipping under the radar, but this romantic comedy with family leanings sounds too good to miss. Revolving around a mother’s search for the perfect men to marry her two daughters, the story uses four couples to explore love from a variety of perspectives—from new romance to impending marriage to divorce.
Based on early reviews, Can We Get Married? is polished and sophisticated, and seems unlikely to get lost in the land of fairy-tale cliché that so many Kdramas never emerge from. As an added bonus, it airs on a cable channel, not a major network, which almost guarantees a candid approach to the physical aspects of its characters’ relationships. (Which is a long and fancy way to say: Hot kissing, ahoy!)
Also of note are its youthful stars: The every-guy lead is played by painfully handsome Sung Joon, known around these parts as the still-waters-run-deep bandleader of Shut Up!: Flower Boy Band. And if female lead Jung So Min can make being a doormat seem likeable in Playful Kiss, who knows how amazing she’ll be when playing an actual human being?