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"Marriage over Love" has both reality and romance: director

TvN’s new television series “Marriage over Love” aims at catching both reality and heart-throbbing romance, director Song Hyun-wook said in a press conference held in southeastern Seoul, Thursday. 

“You will find the drama is fun, heart-throbbing and sometimes touchy and a perfect match for the upcoming hot summer,” director Song Hyun-wook said. 

Huh Jeong-min
Huh Jeong-min
“The ‘fun’ comes when the drama has the audience sympathize with the characters… We tried to keep the drama totally distant from reality,” he added. 

“Marriage over Love” is a rom-com series about a young man and young woman who have totally different upbringings, economic statuses and above all, views on love.

Joo Jang-mi, played by actress Han Groo, is a 29-year-old single who believes in true love despite her countless failures in previous relationships. As an employee at a luxury brand shop, the heroine is surrounded by luxury products, but has none of her own. Although her age and socio-economic condition make her an unattractive bride in the “marriage market,” she still sticks to marriage as “the most romantic law on earth.” 

Yeon Woo-jin
Yeon Woo-jin
Gong Gil-tae, played by Yeon Woo-jin, is a 33-year-old single who does not believe in marriage. Born to a wealthy scholar family, he is a popular surgeon and womanizer. He picks Joo Jang-mi as a contract wife who will satisfy his marriage-obsessed parents and his anti-marriage lifestyle. 

Jinwoon of boy band 2AM, Sunhwa of girl group Secret, actress Yoon So-hee and actor Huh Jeong-min will also make appearances and show the different types of dating philosophies. 

Jinwoon plays a part-time worker whose painful memory keeps him from falling in love. Sunhwa plays a wealthy, single plastic surgeon who thinks women can do without men. Yoon plays Jang-mi’s colleague who wants to hit the jackpot by marrying a wealthy man, whereas Huh plays a wealthy man who wants Jang-mi only as a date and not a wife. 

The Friday-Saturday drama kicks off on July 4 at 8:40 p.m.

By Chung Joo-won (