Our Beloved Summer” is the latest romantic comedy K-drama led by a cast of actors mostly known for their offbeat roles. Choi Woo-shik and Kim Da-mi are definitely not your typical romantic leads. But that makes their story more believable and charming in its ways. 

Choi Woo-shik and Kim Da-mi are bitter exes

The story of “Our Beloved Summer” starts with high school classmates Choi Ung (Choi Woo-shik) and Kook Yeon-soo (Kim Da-mi) who are forced to star in a documentary. The concept is to put together the first and last student in ranking. While the two constantly bicker they eventually develop a romantic relationship.

Ten years later, the two are already broken up. Choi Ung is now a popular artist under the pseudonym Ko-o. Meanwhile, Yeon-soo is a public relations expert who’s determined to get Ko-o for a project. What will happen when two bitter exes are forced to work together again?

‘Our Beloved Summer’ cast

In “Our Beloved Summer,” Choi Woo-shik plays the role of the awkward, immature, and unambitious Choi Ung. On the other hand, Kim Da-mi’s Kook Yeon-soo is the total opposite. She’s driven, ambitious, and confident. Their personalities couldn’t be any more different, which makes us wonder how they ever got together in the first place.

Kim Da-mi and Choi Woo-shik are bitter exes forced to work together in “Our Beloved Summer.” SBS

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that there isn’t a more unconventional pair in a K-drama today than Choi Woo-shik and Kim Da-mi. Both actors have made a name for themselves for starring in movies far from romantic leads. While the two have starred together in the action-mystery-horror film “The Witch,” their roles then couldn’t be farther from lovers. Viewers will be interested to see their chemistry as lovers this time in “Our Beloved Summer.”

Slice of Life Drama

Once in a while, the K-drama gods bless us with a slice of life drama, giving us a break from the dark and heavy themes that have become popular as of late. “Our Beloved Summer” is a story you might have heard before, packaged in a fresh way and with a good cast to boot. If you’re a sucker for those “hugot” type of stories, then this might be the K-drama for you.

“Our Beloved Summer” is now on Netflix.

Myla writes news stories for a living and watches K-dramas for leisure. She enjoys doing both for Hallyudorama.

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