I haven’t seen the previous two dramas of the I Need Romance franchise but the moment I read that the upcoming third installment has cast Kim So Yeon and Sung Joon as leads, I instantly marked it as a must watch. I have seen Kim So Yeon in
only her latest show Two Weeks but that was enough to enthrall me and as far as Sung Joon is concerned, I haven’t even seen him in a complete drama proper with only watching him in few episodes before dropping Gu Family Book and liked him even with his hilarious hairdo and very less screen time. And I don’t know, he just looks charismatic from all the pictures and stills from his shows I’ve seen till date. This one surely looks like a hot noona-romance pair and yes, believable.
I Need Romance 3 sounds similar to one of my favorites Dalja’s Spring as it has the similar noona-romance as well as the premise which is set in home shopping channel. Kim So Yeon is a 33-year-old fashion marketing director here who is of course great in her job but not so when it comes to love. Sung Joon is 27-year-old genius (of course) songwriter who is our heroine’s childhood friend and returns from abroad and they end up living under the same roof. Yay for cohabitation hijinks. The other actors joining the drama are Nam Goong Min (Unemployed Romance) as heroine’s senior at work, Wang Ji Won (Good Doctor) as her friend and model-turned-stylist, Park Yoo Hwan (Can’t Live Without You) and Yoon Seung Ah (Panda And The Hedgehog) as other workplace colleagues. I really like this cast and I love workplace dramas, so this is shaping up perfectly as a drama I’m very excited about.
I Need Romance (the first one) has all the viewers almost on the same page as they loved it but found the ending disappointing while the second one received mixed reviews which range from love to hate. I wasn’t interested in any of the two and hence skipped them. I Need Romance 3 is basically a workplace drama portraying friendships, rivalries and romances. It starts airing from January next year on tvN.