It’s always admirable if a show tries something new and the latest tvN drama Birthcare Center does just that. Described as a noir, the drama is set in a high end postpartum care center. I love that the main cast lineup contains mostly women.
Uhm Ji Won (Spring Turns to Spring) plays an efficient business executive who is the youngest member of the board at her company. To take better care of her new born baby, she enters a luxurious postpartum care center and finds herself the oldest and most clueless among all mothers. Park Ha Sun plays the “queen bee”, who is a perfect mother and most popular at the center. Jang Hye Jin plays the director of the center and Yoon Park stars as Uhm Ji Won’s husband who runs a start-up. Kpop group Dal Shabet’s Woohee plays Yoon Park’s colleague. Last but not least, in her first drama role, Choi Soo Min, a voice actress and actor Cha Tae Hyun‘s (My Sassy Girl) mother, plays a nurse in the postpartum care center.
Although I haven’t seen any dramas starring Uhm Ji Won, I find Park Ha Sun absolutely charming (Two Weeks, Ad Genius Lee Tae Baek). Also, Jang Hye Jin was terrific in Parasite and I find Yoon Park (Age Of Youth, The Package) really cute. Interestingly, he is also starring in currently airing Search and had cameos in Itaewon Class and Mystic Pop Up Bar this very same year.
Birthcare Center will depict the happiness of childbirth and at the same time, the struggles of a new mother, with a humorous touch. It is penned by the writer of Surplus Princess and will have only 8 episodes, which is surely a good thing in my book.
The show arrives on November 2 in the Monday & Tuesday slot.