Fated To Love You is one of those upcoming dramas that occupy the top position in my priority list. It is set in a very classic dramaland premise with a jerk hero and a weak girl with very low self-confidence and no skills, education or looks. I don’t think that every drama out there should have a badass heroine, as we know even real life doesn’t always have them but I want the girl to grow stronger with the series because that is inspiring. I’m hoping that our heroine here will become a confident woman even if her initial description says otherwise. Anyway, the stills show both the leads in their cute appearance and I love it when actors try something different from their general image — Jang Hyuk has been doing more or less serious roles from quite sometime and it’s a pleasure to see him shed that image to do comedy and I’m really looking forward to his turn as the classic chaebol. The second leads Choi Jin hyuk and Wang Ji Won are talented as well and contribute in making Fated To Love You a drama worth watching. This K-remake of a Taiwanese show tells the story of two people falling in love after marriage and that is one major reason for checking this show as it ticks all the boxes of one of my favorite sub-genres of romance. In this particular case, our heroine wins a trip to Macau but then things get out of hand when she has a one night stand with the hero, leading to their marriage and eventually, love. Choi Jin Hyuk plays a caring person to her aka the perfect second lead while Wang Ji Won stars as a ballerina and fiancée to Jang Hyuk. I’m always amazed to see Jang Nara looking so young just like the way she looked 12 years ago when she worked with Jang Hyuk in their hit show Successful Story Of A Bright Girl (On an additional note, brownie points for the glasses because I love heroines with them!). I think there is a great dearth of rom-coms in my drama life since I watched You From Another Star but that too had fantasy and psycho killer. So my fingers are crossed that Fated To Love You will push all my rom-com buttons perfectly when it arrives in July after A New Leaf ends.
Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara look cute in the stills for ‘Fated To Love You’
03 Tuesday Jun 2014
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I don’t know if you’ve seen the Taiwanese version yourself, but as much as I remember of the original the heroine did grew more independent and confident over the course of the series. I think she even got a makeover or something. I haven’t seen the whole series, though, and I guess we don’t know how the Korean remake will develop her character until the show actually airs.
I also quite like the “backwards romance” sub-genre of dramas where the leads are forced to marry each other and fall in love after marriage. Usually, you think of marriage as the end-point of a love story, but I love when it’s made into a starting point instead. And it’s also very fun to watch the leads discovering that they *have* actually fallen in love with their spouse.
I know! It’s so much fun to see the leads unwillingly falling in love as the situation leads them to be in close proximity 🙂 Also, everyone thinks that the pair is in love and so they are needed to act all lovey-dovey in front of others….which is another enjoyable part…
I haven’t seen the TW version…it’s great if our heroine learns to be confident and independent….
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Reblogged this on Stuck on Hyuk and commented:
Our OTP is looking cute in new stills of Fated to love you 👍
She looks so similar to the original actress to me. He looks great.
Yes…at first, I didn’t like his long hair style but the more I saw these pics, the more I started liking him 😉
I’m loving these pics 🙂
I know! Can’t wait for the fun!
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I’m spreading the love for the upcoming Korean Version of Fated to Love You airing this July. Thanks you Snow from the Drama Corner for the great post with marvelous pics.
…i am so much excited about this JH’s Fated to Love You….i watched the T-version of this one long time ago and i liked it…Ethan Ruan is good and cute at the same time….i love the story…Only i am puzzled again as to why Choi Jin Hyuk is part of this as second lead?…he just finished EC and that drama is adorable…i just wish the execution of this one will surpass the T-version…
I think some actors play second lead in major networks but they are the main lead in cable channels….but I don’t know why as the cable shows are pretty popular as well!
I’m really excited for this show!