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‘My Lovely Girl’ blends K-pop eye-candy and romance

By Chung Joo-won

Published : Sept. 15, 2014 - 16:08

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Actors attend the press conference for SBS's new rom-com Actors attend the press conference for SBS's new rom-com "My Lovely Girl" in Seoul on Monday. From left: actors Jung Ji-hoon, Jung Soo-jung (Krystal), Cha Ye-ryeon, Kim Myung-soo (L), Park Young-gyu, Kim Jin-woo and Haeryeong. (OSEN)

SBS’s new rom-com “My Lovely Girl” perhaps is one of the most anticipated K-dramas for K-pop fans this fall.

Directed by Park Hyung-gi and written by No Ji-seol, the Wednesday-Thursday drama stars several singer-actor hotshots, including Rain, Krystal from f(x), L from Infinite, Kim Jin-woo from Winner and Haeryung from BESTie.

“We tried to give the happiest hour to the audience,” the director said in a press conference in Seoul on Monday. “It was great to have the lovely actresses and actors work with us.”

“My Lovely Girl” is a romantic comedy about entertainment label chief Hyun-wook (Rain) and an aspiring singer Se-na (Krystal), who overcomes her painful memories through music. 

Actors Jung Ji-hoon and Jung Soo-jung (Krystal). (OSEN) Actors Jung Ji-hoon and Jung Soo-jung (Krystal). (OSEN)

Se-na is an orphan who lives without realizing her musical talent until she encounters Hyun-wook, the hidden Midas of Korean music.

Hyun-wook stops working after the tragic death of his lover and Se-na’s sister, Soeun. After being diagnosed with “earworm,” a hearing disease, he loses the meaning in his life until he meets Se-na. Se-na is 12 years younger than him, but age seems of little importance to this couple.

Si-woo, played by L, is a member of popular boy band “Moohandongryeok.” The idol has a crush on Se-na, but has hard time admitting it.

Ra-eum, a styling director played by Haeryung, has set her sights on Hyun-wook for a long time but without success. While she gets constant attention from star music producer Seo Jae-young, played by Kim Jin-woo, all she wants is the love of a man whom she can never get.

The first of 16 episodes of the Wednesday-Thursday drama will air on Wednesday at 10 p.m.

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