3 Reasons To Look Forward To Kim Jae Wook And Krystal’s Revenge Romance Drama “Crazy Love”
KBS’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama “Crazy Love” makes its premiere tomorrow!
“Crazy Love” is the sweet, savage, and chaotic love story between a rude but skilled instructor who receives a death threat and his secretary who is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Kim Jae Wook stars as Noh Go Jin, a narcissistic man who is the CEO of the education company GOTOP and the top math instructor in the country. f(x)’s Krystal stars as Lee Shin Ah, Noh Go Jin’s secretary, who does not have much of a presence.
Here are three reasons to look forward to the “sweet and savage” romance drama:
Crazy fights, crazy fun
“Crazy Love” is described in one sentence “as a battle between crazy people.” Noh Go Jin is worshipped by students as the best math instructor in the country, but to his employees at GOTOP, he’s just a crazy boss. He has just one standard in life: money. He says things like, “Even if it’s just by a penny, you have to become a more expensive instructor, that’s how you survive at GOTOP,” showing that he’s crazy for money.
His secretary, Lee Shin Ah, has been putting up with his prickly personality and unbearable behavior for years, but the final straw is her terminal illness diagnosis. After learning she doesn’t have much time left, she decides to get revenge on her boss. The vice-president of GOTOP, Oh Se Gi (Ha Jun), seems to be the only “normal” one of the three, but he also has an unspeakable secret. In the middle of this, Noh Go Jin is attacked in a hit-and-run and loses his memory. When he wakes up, Lee Shin Ah declares herself his fiancée.
Kim Jae Wook said, “I chose this drama because I wanted to make viewers laugh,” and Krystal shared, “It was really hard to hold back our laughter on set.” Ha Jun said, “The script was really funny and refreshing,” promising a fun battle between people who break free of “normal” in various ways.
As the title implies, “Crazy Love” centers around the crazy romance between Noh Go Jin and Lee Shin Ah. Noh Go Jin was a terrible boss who would yell at his secretary, “I really hate parasites who nibble away at my money without even doing their job right. If you’re going to be like this, just quit!” When she’s diagnosed with cancer, Lee Shin Ah decides that the reason for her illness was all the stress she had accumulated from Noh Go Jin and resolves to get revenge. How this boss-secretary relationship and a promise of revenge turns into love is one of the key points of the drama.
Kim Jae Wook said, “Because she has so much passion for acting and a high degree of focus, it’s really fun to create scenes with her. She’s really good at analyzing her character and preparing in advance, so we’re having fun playing as Noh Go Jin and Lee Shin Ah on set.” Krystal said, “He completely immerses himself into his character and always gives out 100 percent of his energy, which has a positive influence on me. He’s very detailed in his attention and care, so it’s fun to work with him.”
Not only is Kim Jae Wook and Krystal an unexpected combination, both actors bring their unique aura and cool charisma to their roles. Ha Jun shows a different aspect with a more gentleman-like appearance, rounding out the high-level visuals of the lead cast. Furthermore, each character has a very different vibe not only from each other but also from the actors’ previous roles, with Kim Jae Wook playing an oblivious narcissist, Krystal playing a woman who completely changes after her decision to take revenge, and Ha Jun as an almost suspiciously kind person.
The posters and teasers have also drawn viewers in with their bloody twist on classic romance tropes, like a bride-and-groom photo shoot.