All You Need to Know Before Starting Kim Woo-bin, Shin Min-ah’s ‘Our Blues’

All You Need to Know Before Starting Kim Woo-bin, Shin Min-ah’s ‘Our Blues’

With the first-ever look of tvN’s new drama Our Blues out, 2022 keeps getting better for K-drama lovers. The slice-of-life drama announced its star-studded cast in October last year, and fans have since set their eyes on the series’ release.

The anticipated K-drama has finally come to life with tvN dropping an exciting 15-second teaser for Our Blues. One of the key attraction points of the drama is the limitless showcase of South Korean culture and heritage.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at what in Our Blues has fans keep a check on their calendars for the premiere – which pretty much is everything.

1. Cast

Our Blues’ expectations are set high up in the clouds as it stars multiple veteran actors, all of who have given South Korean entertainment unforgettable classics.

The cast includes Lee Byung-hun (who many might remember as The Frontman in Squid Game), Han Ji-min and the most attractive of the lot – the K-drama IT couple – Kim Woo-bin and Shin Min-ah.

Other main actors include Cha Seung-won, Lee Jeung-eun, and Uhm Jung-hwa.

Lee Byung-hun has been a part of famous Hollywood movies even before hitting the Squid Game jackpot – G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Red 2, and many others. Our Blues will mark his return to the small screen.

All You Need to Know Before Starting Kim Woo-bin, Shin Min-ah’s ‘Our Blues’
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Han Ji-min became a breakout star in 2005 with the drama Resurrection and is recognized for her works in both romance and period dramas such as The Light in Your Eyes, Rooftop Prince, and Capital Scandal.

All You Need to Know Before Starting Kim Woo-bin, Shin Min-ah’s ‘Our Blues’
Han jimin image | Source: Instagram

Couple Kim Woo-bin and Shin Min-ah have been together for more than seven years but will share the screen for the first time in Our Blues. The series will be the first time the former will be seen on screen after his long hiatus for battling nasopharyngeal cancer. The latter was last seen in last year’s hit series, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha.

All You Need to Know Before Starting Kim Woo-bin, Shin Min-ah’s ‘Our Blues’
kim woo bin | Source: Instagram
All You Need to Know Before Starting Kim Woo-bin, Shin Min-ah’s ‘Our Blues’
shin min ah | Source: Instagram

2. Story

Set in the background of Jeju Island, the most popular island in South Korea, Our Blues will focus on the lives of ordinary people who come to either begin a new journey or experience the end of it peacefully.

Our Blues is an anthology drama and will showcase the many stories of characters ranging from a shop owner reuniting with her love after 30 years,  to some falling in love for the first time.

3. Characters

Lee Byung-hun plays Lee Dong-seok, a truck seller born on Jeju Island. Shin Min-ah plays Min Seon-ah, a mysterious woman who moves to the island, works with Dong-seok, and eventually falls in love with him.

Kim Woo-bin plays the warm-natured ship captain Park Jeong-joon who falls in love with Young-ok. Han Ji-min plays Lee Young-ok, a first-year haenyeo.

Haenyeosare professional female divers known for their impressive grit and courage whose profession involves harvesting seaweeds and other edibles from the ocean.

Cha Seung-won will play Choi Han-soo, a “perfect urban” man who returns to his hometown and his love as a changed person after 30 years. Meanwhile, Lee Jung-eun will be essaying the role of Jeong Eun-hee, a cheerful owner of a fish store and the lover of Han-soo.

Lastly, Uhm Jung-hwa will play Go Mi-ran, Eun-hee’s friend who lived in the city for years before getting sick of the lifestyle and returning to Jeju.

4. Does Our Blues have a teaser?

Yes, tvN released a 15-second fun teaser for Our Blues showcasing the exciting life stories in store for the viewers. It shows the many nuances of the South Korean culture, especially in Jeju Island where people work as hard as they party.

5. When will Our Blues be released?

After months of waiting, Our Blues will premiere on tvN on April 9, 9:10 PM KST. The show will air weekly on Saturdays and Sundays. As per What’s On Netflix, the series will also be released on Netflix.

6. About Our Blues

Our Blues is an upcoming South Korean drama directed by Kim Kyu-tae (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, That Winter That Wind Blows) and written by Non Hee-kyung. 

The series stars Kim Woo-bin, Shin Min-ah, Lee Byung-hun, Han Ji-min, Cha Seung-won, Lee Jung-eun and Uhm Jung-hwa. 

Our Blues tells the story of multiple characters in an anthology format, depicting the start, the middle, or the end of their journeys. All stories are set in the famous Jeju Island. 

The series will premiere on April 9 and air weekly on Saturdays and Sundays on tvN.

News Source: tvN