|Actresses Uhm Ji-won, Park Jin-hee and Wang Bitna [MBC]|
Sometimes, a title will speak for itself. MBC TV series "The Woman Who Wants to Marry," received strong support from women in 2004 by comically yet realistically portraying the life of 32-year-old TV reporter Lee Shin-young (played by Myung Se-bin) who is worried about work, dating and marriage. A 34-year-old and still single Lee Shin-young, played by Park Jin-hee this time, appeared at a press conference for "The Woman who Still Wants to Marry" (tentative title) held at the Sherton Grand Walkerhill hotel on Thursday.
Shin-young receives a wedding invitation from co-pilot Sang-woo (played by Lee Pil-mo) whom she almost got married to until he had to leave for Washington to undergo training. She also spots her was-seemingly new perfect boyfriend with another girl on the scene of a fire at a motel after having received the most glamorous proposal to be his girlfriend. And her relationship with blind date Na Ban-suk (played by Choi Chul-ho) ends up fizzling out after a few misunderstandings. After going through a series of several more such unfortunate incidents, Shin-young declares she will never marry. But she unexpectedly falls into love with Ha Min-jae (played by Kim Bum) whom she runs into at a college she went to give a lecture at. Meanwhile, her friend and simultaneous translator Da-jung (played by Uhm Ji-won) has a hard time looking for Mr. Right while restaurant consultant Boo-gi (Wang Bitna) prefers to enjoy her life as it comes. It will be interesting to see how scenarist Kim In-young, who has displayed her talent throughout the genres of comedy, romance and drama, collaborates with director Kim Min-shik of MBC's sitcom "Nonstop" series and TV series "Queen of Housewives" to tell this story which sounds commonplace yet unpredictable.
If all of your daily drinking buddies are now married: 8
If you cannot imagine going out with a pretty boy around your nephew's age: 7
"Marry" will not have an easy time up against KBS TV series "Chuno" which has already surpassed ratings of 20 percent into its second week of showing and following "Hero" which ended its run this week with ratings of around five percent. But like Park Jin-hye says, the difference between the two dramas could work to the advantage of "Marry" and attract viewers from the opposite side of the scale. If so, producer Kim Min-shik's may not be making a hopeful wish by stating, "If 'Chuno' is about one who chases slaves during the Joseon Dynasty, we will become the one that chases after 'Chuno'."