‘Temperature Of Love’ premieres this Monday on SBS

I’m loving the posters for Temperature Of Love, the upcoming rom-com on SBS. They look so candid, soaked in beautiful rainfall for the couple poster (so gorgeously photographed) and the other two — one featuring the main quartet and the other consisting of all the male cast — are oozing a slice-of-life vibe which I’m a sucker for in my romance dramas. I just hope it’s not only for the poster but for the overall drama delivered to us on-screen when it arrives this Monday, without any over-the-top negative characters or jealous second leads. The show is based on writer Ha Myung Hee’s own novel Nice Soup Does Not Answer the Phone. Having seen her previous drama Doctors, I can say she can write simple, sweet scenes of everyday life but there were also overly dramatic moments in it, so I hope those things are obliterated from Temperature Of Love. Other dramas on her CV are High Society, One Warm Word, Can We Get Married, etc.

Temperature Of Love has a simple premise of two lovers reuniting after meeting, falling in love and then breaking up. It’s about finding the perfect temperature of love that can create a loving and lasting relationship. Seo Hyun Jin (Oh Hae Young Again) plays a screenwriter and Yang Se Jong (Duel) plays a chef. Kim Jae Wook (Coffee Prince) stars as a businessman and our hero’s restaurant partner while Jo Boa (Surplus Princess) will play another writer who will have a love-hate relationship with the heroine. Powerhouse veteran actors Lee Mi Sook (Jealousy Incarnate) and Ahn Nae Sang (Awl) play Yang Se Jong’s parents. The restaurant staff consists of Shim Hee Sup (Rebel: Thief Who Stole The People), newbie Cha In Ha, P.O. (of Kpop group Block B), Lee Kang Min (School 2015: Who Are You?) and Chae So Young (weekender All About My Mom).

Temperature Of Love will have the usual new format of back to back two half-hour episodes. It’s helmed by PD Nam Gun of sageuk Jackpot fame and it is following journalism thriller Falsify as the new Monday-Tuesday drama. Falsify did a great job in terms of ratings as it remained the leader throughout its run. Now let’s hope that Temperature Of Love can fill the big shoes left by its predecessor.

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