Screenwriter Phoebe (Im Sung Han) is back.
With TV Chosun’s new weekend drama Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce), Phoebe has broken her 6-year hiatus. Her new makjang drama revolves around three charming female protagonists in their 30s, 40s, and 50s who face unpredictable misfortunes in their journey to find true love.
Not only is this the drama that announced Phoebe’s return to the small screen after 6 years, but also the project that gathered the actors from her various works into one place.
Phoebe’s works like Dear Heaven, Miss Mermaid and New Tales of Gisaeng are well-known for their provocative and unconventional topics, the so-called “makjang” topics.
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You garnered 53.7% viewer ratings with the theme of “gyupsadon” (a relative doubly related by marriage). Miss Mermaid was about stealing step-sister’s fiance in revenge for her father who abandoned her mother, while Dear Heaven was about welcoming a daughter as a daughter-in-law.
Although the story captivates viewers with provocative stories, Phoebe does not use violence such as murder and attempted murder, kidnapping, rape, fraud, or gang violence in her work. Rather than using immoral and vicious materials such as crime or conspiracy, she tends to point out conflicts that arise from people’s selfishness or wrong choice.
As The Penthouse: War in Life signaled the return of K-makjang, naturally, attention focuses on the return of the “original makjang screenwriter.”
Meanwhile, Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) will be released simultaneously on TV Chosun and Netflix from Jan 23 at 9 pm KST.