Twelve Men in a Year is getting ready to unveil next month, and here are some stills and the first preview for the rom-com drama starring Yoon Jin-seo as Miru, a writer who takes on the idea of dating a man from each zodiac sign. Hence, twelve men in a year.
Ohn Joo-wan (My Love By My Side) is the main love interest, and Go Jun-hee has been cast as a photographer who works at the magazine. Now Bae Geu-rin (49 Days) joins them playing a character reminiscent of 200 Pound Beauty‘s Hana; she gets full-body plastic surgery and transforms herself into a beauty.
At one word of praise from our hero, Bae falls for him and chases him around, which sounds like a cute loveline. Bae Geu-rin has a cute charm to her acting, and she showed us that she could play the part of dogged admirer as A.N.JELL’s fan club president in You’re Beautiful, which means Ohn Joo-wan may find his hands full fending off her advances. Hee.
Heroine Miru starts out as just your ordinary staff writer for the magazine, and when the dating writer fails to deliver a column, she pinch-hits. Her twelve-zodiac-signs idea arises out of this opportunity. She’s described as a cute character who has the occasional flare of temper, which I can totally see; she’s great playing sassy (Runaway Plan B).
Cable channel tvN may be smaller than its broadcast counterparts, but I’m really liking its approach to branding. On one hand you’ve got the Oh Boy series targeting teens and twentysomethings (Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, Shut Up: Flower Boy Band), and on the other you’ve got this emerging target demographic of the twenty- and thirtysomething careerwoman, with fun, breezy shows like I Need Romance and this one. The channel’s got a sharp focus, and it’s going after its goals aggressively, which seems to be working.
Twelve Men in a Year is based on a German novel with the same title (Zwölf Männer hat das Jahr), written by Martina Paura and published in 2005. The drama premieres on February 15, making it a Wednesday-Thursday drama. It’ll run for 16 episodes.