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When Life Provides You Tangerines: All We Know About The Launch Date, Plot, Forged

When Life Provides You Tangerines: All We Know About The Launch Date, Plot, Forged

Giving Kdrama enthusiasts a new reason to lose sleep over — Netflix is going full steam ahead with the slice-of-life romance title When Life Gives You Tangerines. The highly-anticipated show recently confirmed renowned actors IU and Park Bo Gum as its protagonists. Other stars in the cast include Moon So-ri and Park Hae-joon — with producer Kim Won-suk, director Kim Won-seok, and screenwriter Lim Sang-choon behind the scenes. Here’s everything we know about the series so far.

Over the past few years, Netflix has tapped into the Hallyu wave by adding a slate of exciting Korean titles to its repertoire. This ranges from cult classics like Crash Landing On You and What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim to more recent hits like Extraordinary Attorney Woo, The Glory, and Mask Girl. The latest to join this lineup? When Life Gives You Tangerines — a slice-of-life, romantic Kdrama starring IU and Park Bo Gum. At the helm of affairs is Kim Won-seok of the Sungkyunkwan Scandal and Arthdal Chronicles fame. My Mister producer Kim Won-suk and Fight For My Way screenwriter Lim Sang-Chung add to the team. While details around the release date are yet to be revealed, here’s what we know so far.

When Life Gives You Tangerines plot

Netflix Kdrama When Life Gives You Tangerines

According to Netflix’s latest Kdrama updates — When Life Gives You Tangerines is set in Jeju Island and follows the journeys of rebellious Ae-Sun and stoic Gwan Sik. The latter has long harboured a crush on the former and has a nickname that translates to ‘unyielding iron’ in Jeju dialect. Interestingly, the Korean title of the series is also a nod to this dialect — translating to ‘thank you for the hard work.’

Meet the cast of When Life Gives You Tangerines

K-pop idol and one of the highest-paid actors in the industry — IU is known for her work in hits like Hotel Del Luna and My Mister. In this Kdrama, she’s set to essay the role of the resolute Ae Sun who’s always going against her fate. Meanwhile, respected actor Park Bo Gum — who’s helmed popular titles like Record Of Youth and Encounter — will play the dependable Gwan-sik. The latter has always been loyal to the former and isn’t afraid of showing his affection for her through his actions. Queenmaker’s Moon So-ri and My Mister’s Park Hae-joon will play their older versions as time passes.

According to numerous reports, Hometown Cha Cha Cha’s Kim Seon-ho and Hospital Playlist’s Lee Soo-mi are set to make a guest appearance in the series.

Netflix Kdrama When Life Gives You Tangerines

Is there a release date for When Life Gives You Tangerines?

In collaboration with PAN Entertainment — Kdrama When Life Gives You Tangerines will be released exclusively on Netflix in about 190 countries. However, information about the specific dates or episode count is yet to be announced.

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All images: Courtesy Netflix/IU/Park Bo Gum

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong

Source: Prestige Online

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