July 19, 2024
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First Love Recalled: “Serendipity’s Embrace” is a Heartwarming Rom-Com

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First Love Recalled Serendipitys Embrace is a Heartwarming Rom Com
Kim So Hyun, Chae Jong Hyeop, Yoon Ji On, & Kim Da Som Star in “Serendipity’s Embrace”; Image Courtesy: Instagram | TvN

The new tvN drama slot for Mondays and Tuesdays is being filled by “Serendipity’s Embrace(aka: Is It a Coincidence?) – a story about rekindled young love after a decade apart. Directed by Song Hyun Wook (whose credits include “The King’s Affection” and “Another Oh Hae-Young”) with a script by Park Geu Ro, the drama is based on a webtoon by Nam Ji Eun and Kim In Ho. Produced by Studio Dragon, iOK Company, and Big Story, the drama promises a delightful and heartwarming journey.

The drama boasts a team that’s sure to excite fans. Director Song Hyun Wook, Director Song Hyun Wook, known for his hit dramas “The King’s Affection,” and “The Beauty Inside”, joins forces with rookie writer Park Geu Ro to capture the essence of first love. But the true highlight is the cast, bringing together actors who practically embody “first love material.” Kim So Hyun, Chae Jong Hyeop, Yoon Ji On, and Kim Da Som promise a captivating watch.

Kim So Hyun as Lee Hong Joo: A Love-Wary Animation Producer

Kim So Hyun takes on the role of Lee Hong Joo, an animation producer who has become guarded around love. A past heartbreak left her with emotional scars, making her avoid romantic entanglements. However, her life takes an unexpected turn when she reunites with Kang Ha Young (Chae Jong Hyeop) after 10 years. This awkward encounter forces her to confront her past and potentially embrace new love.

Kim So Hyun expressed her enthusiasm for the role: “I am happy to be able to show you the lovely and interesting character of Lee Hong Joo. I hope you look forward to it as a warm and loving drama.” Fans can expect her signature impeccable acting and her ability to perfectly embody her characters, once again achieving a high “manhwa” synchronization rate.

Chae Jong Hyeop as Kang Ha Young: A Financial Whiz with a Shaken Past

Chae Jong Hyeop portrays Kang Ha Young, a successful financial planner with both good looks and brains. Used to achieving effortless success in all aspects of life, his world is turned upside down when he encounters his first love, Lee Hong Joo, again after a decade. This chance meeting reignites forgotten feelings and forces him to confront the true meaning of love.

Chae Jong Hyeop, who recently enjoyed immense popularity in Japan, is ready to showcase his depth as an actor. He shared his excitement: “I was very happy and honored to be able to play the deep character of Kang Ha Young.”

Yoon Ji On and Kim Da Som Round Out the Cast

The supporting cast is equally impressive. Yoon Ji On takes on the role of Bang Jun Ho, a free-spirited writer yearning to turn back time. Yoon Ji On is known for her captivating presence, and viewers can expect her to bring her unique charm to the drama.

Kim Da Som portrays Lee Hong Joo’s best friend, Kim Hye Ji. Hye Ji has blossomed from a shy high schooler into a confident English teacher who embraces love wholeheartedly. Kim Da Som shared her fondness for the project: “The character of Kim Hye Ji is so charming that I had a lot of fun acting her during filming. In many ways, ‘Serendipity’s Embrace’ is the work I love the most.”

tvN’s “Serendipity’s Embrace” premieres on Monday, July 22nd at 8:40 PM KST.

I am an Entertainment News writer, with a specialization in Asian dramas (because, obviously, I am clueless), Kpop and Celebrity News. I am based in the Singapore. I love nothing more than to impart my wisdom and churn out interesting articles. I also assist journalists over on the HARO platform with some of that all important showbiz know-how!


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