3 Reasons To Look Forward To “Destined With You”
JTBC’s “Destined with You” is premiering tonight!
“Destined with You” is a new romance drama starring SF9’s Rowoon as Jang Shin Yu, a lawyer bound by a centuries-old curse, and Jo Bo Ah as Lee Hong Jo, a civil servant who holds the key to Jang Shin Yu’s freedom in the form of a banned book that was sealed 300 years ago.
Ahead of its premiere, here are three reasons viewers should look forward to the new series:
An irresistible fantasy romance written by No Ji Sul and directed by Nam Ki Hoon
“Destined with You” is a unique romance story involving spells and past lives, as well as the mystery surrounding a strange forbidden book. Helmed by director Nam Ki Hoon of “Kiss Sixth Sense,” “Voice 3,” and “Tunnel,” “Destined with You” is also garnering a lot of attention for being the latest work of “100 Days My Prince” writer No Ji Sul.
Writer No Ji Sul commented, “Whether it was romance or comedy, I tried not to neglect any aspect of the story. Although it is a fantasy drama, there is no superhero who can stop time or travel through space. There is just a desperate desire to believe that things will work out. I tried to capture the warmth of that longing and how it brings a little happiness to our daily lives.”
The chemistry between Jo Bo Ah, Rowoon, Ha Jun, and Girl’s Day’s Yura is definitely something viewers should look forward to. Jo Bo Ah will play civil servant Lee Hong Jo, who resolves civil complaints at Onju City Hall. She unexpectedly becomes the owner of an old wooden box that holds the key to breaking Jang Shin Yu’s curse.
Actress Jo Bo Ah commented, “[‘Destined With You’] is a lovely drama made with care and effort by everyone, including the director, writer, crew, and actors. “I hope that the viewers will be able to experience the same range of emotions that I felt when I first read the script.”
Meanwhile, in the role of Jang Shin Yu, a talented lawyer who is waiting for his curse to be lifted, Rowoon will portray a range of emotions as he switches back and forth between exhilarating romance and humorous comedic acting.
Ha Jun will play Kwon Jae Kyung, a popular man at Onju City Hall on whom Lee Hong Jo has a one-sided crush.
Encouraging viewers to watch the drama, Ha Jun commented, “It is a warm and exciting drama that will make viewers laugh. We worked hard to make it fun, so please watch it.”
Yura, who plays Jang Shin Yu’s lover Yoon Na Yeon, remarked, “I worked hard and enjoyed filming with the rest of the cast and crew. I think [‘Destined With You’] is going to be a really fun and charming drama. Please look forward to it.”
A talented supporting cast
Viewers should look forward to the skillful performances of Kim Hye Ok, who plays Eun Wol, a shaman and owner of the shrine where the mysterious wooden box is buried; Song Young Kyu, who portrays Yoon Na Yeon’s father and Onju City Mayor Yoon Hak Young; Jung Hye Young, who plays Jang Shin Yu’s eccentric and loving mother Cha Yoon Joo; and Lee Pil Mo, who plays the role of Jang Shin Yu’s father Jang Se Heon, who is worried that his family’s lineage will be cut off due to a curse.
The staff at Onju City Hall, who are part of Lee Hong Jo’s daily life and are full of personality, will also add laughter to the show. Viewers can look forward to the performances of cast members like Lee Bong Ryun, who plays Ma Eun Young, the section chief of the Environment and Greenery Division at Onju City Hall and is a reliable source of support for Lee Hong Jo; Hyeon Bong Sik, who plays the division’s team leader Gong Seo Gu and the office villain who has a bad relationship with Lee Hong Jo; Mi Ram and Park Kyung Hye, who play employees Yoo Soo Jung and Son Sae Byul respectively; and Lee Tae Ri, who plays the role of Jang Shin Yu’s close friend Kim Wook.
Director Nam Ki Hoon commented, “There are a lot of good actors in the drama. Lee Hong Jo and Jang Shin Yu are entangled with lots of different characters, adding to the fun of the drama. Please look forward to the actors’ performances.”
“Destined With You” premieres on August 23 at 10:30 p.m. KST.
In the meantime, watch Rowoon in “Where Stars Land” below:
And check out Jo Bo Ah in “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” below!