– (Hangul : 운빨로맨스 / Unppal Romaenseu) is a 2016 South Korean Drama television series based on a webtoon of the same name published in 2014 on Naver, starring Hwang Jung- eum and Ryu Jun-yeol. It airs every Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 on MBC starting May 25, 2016. The drama is Hwang’s first project after her marriage in February 2016.
Lucky Romance is A romantic comedy about superstitious woman who tries to change her foretold fate by seducing a virgin and nerd guy.
Bo Nui is a superstitious woman who relies too much in fortune-telling because of repeated misfortunes that befall her in the past. One day she gets to know that if she doesn’t sleep with a virgin man born in the year of tiger, her sister will die soon. She then meets Soo Ho. Bo Nui learns that he matches the conditions set forth by the fortune teller and sets out to seduce him. Unfortunately for her, Soo Ho is a nerd genius CEO of a game company who trusts only in logical and scientific things.
Lucky Romance Info
Drama: Lucky Romance (working & literal title)
Revised romanization: Woonbbalromaenseu
Director: Kim Kyung-Hee
Writer: Kim Dal-Nim (original comic)
Network: MBC (Munhwa Broadcastin Corporation)
Genres: Romantic comedy, Workplace drama
Release Date: May 25 – July 14, 2016
Runtime: Wednesdays & Thursdays 22:00
Starring: Hwang Jung-eum, Ryu Jun-yeol, Lee Soo-hyuk, Lee Chung-ah
Country: South Korea
Synopsis Lucky Romance – Korean Drama
Bo-Nui (Hwang Jung-Eum) works various part-time jobs to support herself and pay her younger sister’s, Bo-Ra (Kim Ji-Min), hospital bills. Her younger sister has been in a coma for the past 2 years because of a car accident. Bo-Ra is also Bo-Nui’s only immediate family member as their parents died in a separate car accident. Bo-Nui is a firm believer in fortune tellers after an encounter when her younger sister was first hospitalised. At that time, Bo-Nui was standing right outside of the hospital and crying. A fortune teller (Kim Jong-Goo) came up to her. The fortune teller knew all about her situation without Bo-Nui saying
anything. He told her that those around her were all hurt because of her fate. The fortune teller also told Bo-Nui that if she wanted to save her sister she must perform a specific ritual. After performing the ritual, Bo-Nui went back to the hospital and learned her sister has survived, but she is in a vegetative state.
Now, Bo-Ra’s condition has worsened and the doctor tells Bo-Nui to give up hope for a recovery. Bo-Nui refuses to give up hope. She turns to the fortune teller for help. The fortune teller tells Bo-Nui that there’s only one thing that can save her sister. Bo- Nui must have a one night stand with a man born in 1986 – the year of the tiger.
Meanwhile, Soo-Ho (Ryoo Joon-Yeol) is the CEO of Zeze Game Company. He is smart, but also arrogant. On the day he is to give a presentation for a new game, he continually bumps into Bo-Nui in unpleasant ways. Soo-Ho’s presentation turns into a complete failure due to trauma from his childhood past and bad code intentionally placed into the game. Later, Soo-Ho again sees Bo-Nui’s out in the public, but she is drunk. Bo-Nui grabs Soo-Ho and repeatedly asks him if he was born in the year of the tiger. Soo-Ho tells her that he was born in 1986 – the year of the tiger.
Cast Lucky Romance
- Hwang Jung Eum as Shim Bo Nui
- Park Seo Yun (박서연) as young Bo Nui
- Ryu Joon Yul as Je Soo Ho
- Lee Soo Hyuk as Choi Gun Wook / Gary
- Lee Chung Ah as Han Sul Hee
- Kim Ji Min as Shim Bo Ra
- Kim Jong Goo (김종구) as Goo Shin
- Kim Sang Ho as Won Dae Hae
- Jung Sang Hoon as Han Ryang Ha
- Ki Joo Bong as Je Mul Po
- Na Young Hee as Yang Hee Ae
- Na Young Hee as Yang Hee Ae
- Jung In Ki as Ahn Young Il
- Jo Young Jin as Choi Ho