It has been just a little more than a week since Yeo Jin Goo‘s drama Circle ended its run but he is already coming back to dramaland with upcoming SBS romantic comedy Reunited Worlds which has a fresh spin on time slip genre. Circle was fully produced before its premiere and thus the actor is not exactly going from one filming to another without any break. I really want to watch the much-applauded sci-fi show and hope to find time for it sooner than later.
Reunited Worlds stars Yeo Jin Goo as a high schooler who is best friends with a girl, played by Jung Chae Yeon (of Kpop group DIA, she received lots of popularity by being part of temporary group IOI). Due to a mysterious event, he is assumed dead. 12 years pass and he comes back, but he has not aged at all and is still 19 years old. On the other hand, his friends have all grown up and are 31 year old in age — Lee Yeon Hee (last seen in sageuk Hwajung, Lee Shi Un (Answer Me 1997. W-Two Worlds; his comic timing is pure gold) and Kim Jin Woo (Queen In Hyun’s Man). Turns out, his best friend (now Lee Yeon Hee) became an assistant chef, in order to fulfill our hero’s dream after his death. She also has a 180 degree personality change after that tragedy, and she has turned from a cheerful person to someone who does not mix up with people much. Ahn Jae Jyun (Cinderella And The Four Nights) completes the main love triangle as he plays the heroine’s boss who falls for her. Kim Ga Eun (Jackpot) and Kwak Dong Yeon (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds) play Yeo Jin Goo’s younger siblings. I’m sure it will be fun to watch his interactions with everyone as he will act all-big-guy or same age when everyone else will be obviously older than him. The main pair seems odd but with the context of the show, it seems right.
I’m looking forward to Reunited Worlds. The plot looks interesting and has the basic description of Yeo Jin Goo’s character livening up and healing everyone he reunites with. Also, the director-writer team made Girl Who Sees Smells and Beautiful Gong Shim, all light and bright romance comedies, with the former having nicely done a fantasy trope.
Reunited Worlds has a premiere date of 19 July, thus taking Suspicious Partners‘ place from next week in the Wednesday-Thursday slot. Check out the script reading pictures and first stills.