Comic writers Lee Mal-nyeon, Joo Ho-min to make cameo in ‘Men Are Men’

Just a week before its anticipated premiere, Men Are Men has released the cameo stills of webtoon writers Lee Mal-nyeon and Joo Ho-min.

The series follows the story of the leader of a webtoon planning team Seo Hyun-joo, played by Hwang Jung-eum, who declares to remain single due to her past relationship conflicts. However, she finds herself getting romantically pursued by two men. Hwang Ji-woo, played by Yoon Hyun-min, is an uptight pharmaceutical company CEO with impressive business skills, while Park Do-gyeom, played by Seo Ji-hoon, is a popular and sociable webcomic writer who grew up with Hyun-joo and has been harboring feelings for her for a long time.

Lee Mal-nyeon (in blue-black jacket) and Joo Ho-min (in beige vest) in Men Are Men

Writers Lee and Joo will show off their hidden acting skills. Since one of the drama’s backgrounds is set around the webtoon development team, the expectations for the two webtoon writers are quite high. Just like their real-life jobs, Lee will play an energetic writer while Joo has an opposite personality. The two will be in conflict with their webtoon planning team leader Hyun-Joo.

Viewers are already anticipating how the writers, who will play characters of their profession, will show off their unique charms and their chemistry with Hwang, who plays the main character.

Meanwhile, JTBC’s Mystic Pop-up Bar has just concluded, where Hwang played the lead role alongside co-stars Yook Sung-jae and Choi Won-young. Meanwhile, Yoon was previously cast in the Netflix original My Holo Love (2020), and Seo last appeared in KBS2’s Welcome (2020).

KBS2’s new rom-com series Men Are Men is directed by Choi Yoon-suk of Queen of Mystery 2 (2018) and Good Manager (2017). It is penned by Lee Eun-yeong, who is also behind the script for My Little Baby (2016) and Sweden Laundry (2014). The series is produced by iWill Media, who also worked on I Have a Lover (2015) and The Player (2018).

It will premiere this coming Monday, July 6, at 9:30 p.m. KST, taking over the Monday and Tuesday time slot previously occupied by Born Again.

Check out Men Are Men‘s main poster and the leading men offering their hearts to the leading lady here.

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It was Princess Lulu who first introduced her to Korean dramas but it was Yoon Ji-hoo from Boys Over Flowers who enticed her to stay in K-dramaland. She writes news and features for Kdramapal, which combines two of her most favorite things in the world—writing and K-dramas (look who's living the dream). The name Luna literally translates to "moon" and nothing special; she just likes writing at night.

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