The long wait is finally over! MBC finally confirms the release date of its upcoming project, “Wonderful World.” It is a new Korean drama featuring prominent stars, including Cha Eun Woo, Kim Nam Joo, Kim Kang Woo, and Im Se Mi. Unfortunately, this highly-anticipated project must also face mixed reactions from Korean drama enthusiasts. So, what really happened behind the drama’s controversy? Find out more in the following report.
MBC Confirms Release Date for New Korean Drama, “Wonderful World”
MBC finally confirms that the new Korean drama, “Wonderful World,” will be among their upcoming Friday-Saturday lineup projects.
On December 19, Korean media outlets reported MBC’s social media confirmation regarding this new project. According to the announcement, the broadcasting company will include “Wonderful World” in its Friday-Saturday drama lineups next year.
Furthermore, the “Wonderful World” production boasts a team of talented creators. Director Lee Seung-young, known for his compelling work in “Voice 2”, takes the helm. The script is crafted by Kim Ji Eun, the writer behind the hit “Cheongdamdong Scandal.”
“With a solid script and immersive direction, the actors add more charm to their characters with each shooting. We are already excited about the outcome.”“Wonderful World” Production Team.
While fans eagerly await the drama’s debut, the ‘Wonderful World’ production has not been without its challenges. Recent controversies surrounding the show have sparked widespread discussions, spotlighting the issues faced during its creation.
Despite these hurdles, the team behind “Wonderful World,” including its acclaimed stars Cha Eun Woo and Kim Nam Joo, remains steadfast, turning these challenges into fuel for what could be a groundbreaking addition to the Korean drama landscape.
Cha Eun Woo and Kim Nam Joo New Korean Drama: Final Storyline and Characters
“Wonderful World” is a tale of personal vengeance. It centers around Eun Soo Hyun, who loses her young son in a tragic incident. The drama unfolds as she takes justice into her own hands, targeting the perpetrator who slipped through the legal system.
In this new Korean drama, Kim Nam Joo triumphantly returns to the small screen after 13 years. She will take the role of Eun Soo Hyun, a psychology professor and author who loses her young son. Her perfect life shatters, leading her to a path of revenge against the escaped culprit.
At the same time, Cha Eun Woo will be portraying a mysterious character, Kwon Seon Yul. After leaving medical school and his wealthy, comfortable life, Seon Yul meets Eun Soo Hyun. Together, they find solace and eventually heal each other’s wounds.
Along with Cha Eun Woo and Kim Nam Joo, “Wonderful World” also features Kim Kang Woo and Im Se Mi in the cast lineup. Kim Kang Woo plays Eun Soo Hyun’s husband, Kang Soo-ho, a successful, current anchor. Meanwhile, Im Se Mi takes on a transformative role as Han Yuri, Eun Soo Hyun’s close younger sister.
The Mixed Reactions and Controversy Against Cha Eun Woo and Kim Nam Joo – What Happened?
“Wonderful World” is indeed a highly anticipated new Korean drama with a promising cast lineup. Unfortunately, the same impressive casting also triggered mixed reactions from Korean drama enthusiasts.
While audiences are excited to witness Kim Nam Joo’s return after 13 years. Moreover, it will also become a showcase of Cha Eun Woo’s new exploration into the mystery genre, which will add more expectations to the drama’s outcome.
26-Year Significant Age Gap: Netizens Express Concerns
Unfortunately, fans highlighted an issue in the drama’s cast lineup. That is because Cha Eun Woo and Kim Nam Joo have a significant age gap of around 26 years. Kim Nam Joo was born in 1971, making her 52 years old today. At the same time, Cha Eun Woo is a famous 97-liner, making him 26 years of international age at the moment.
Korean netizens expressed their concerns regarding the possibility of a love line between such characters with massive age gap. While older female leads have been trending during the past few years, fans wonder whether such a significant age gap between the main characters is appropriate for national TV programs.
- “Seriously, she’s old enough to be his mom! Can’t they find someone his own age for him?”
- “Wait, are you saying they have a romantic storyline? That can’t be true, can it?”
- “I really hope they don’t have a romantic angle in this…”
- “Yuck, that’s not right. Even though I’m a fan of all of them, this just doesn’t sit right.”
- “A romantic storyline? What were they thinking?”
- “I mistook her for Kim Namjoo from Apink at first…”
- “This oddly makes me think of ‘The Glory.’”
- “It’s hard to imagine Kim Kang Woo as Kim Nam Joo’s husband, so she’s with Cha Eun Woo instead?”
- “Considering the age gap, with Kim Nam Joo born in ’71 (53 years old), Cha Eun Woo in ’97 (27 years old), and Cha Eun Woo’s mom in ’74 (50 years old), this romance plot seems a bit over the top…”
- “They mentioned there’s going to be a ‘subtle’ link between them…”
- “I really hope they don’t go for any kind of subtle connection.”
“Wonderful World” New Korean Drama: When is the Release Date?
Finally, despite all the controversies and mixed reactions, “Wonderful World” promises great intrigue and an exciting storyline with a star-studded cast lineup. This new Korean drama is currently in the final stages of production for its upcoming release in March 2024.
Moreover, this Cha Eun Woo and Kim Nam Joo’s new drama will also be available for streaming on Disney+.
So, are you excited? Please tell us your thoughts in the comments below.
In the meantime, here’s Cha Eun Woo’s stellar performance in “A Good Day to be A Dog”.
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