Kim So-hyun’s love triangle, unusual mobile app in poster, teaser for Netflix Korean drama ‘Love Alarm’

Netflix’s Love Alarm released on Monday its first poster and a new teaser that feature its leads actors Kim So-hyun, Song Kang, and Jung Ga-ram whose characters learn about their very own love triangle because of a bizarre mobile application.

The application alerts its users when a person who likes them is nearby, up to 10 meters from their location. In the poster, the main actors—dressed in school uniform—are shown standing on top of a giant mobile phone, with Kim So-hyun (Radio Romance) facing Song Kang. The caption reads: “When you turn on the application, your heart will ring.”

The teen romance drama will center on Kim So-hyun’s character named Kim Jo-jo, a cheerful high school student who lives with her aunt. Being an orphan, she is left with no choice but to put up with the unkind way she is treated by her aunt’s family.

In school, however, there are two guys who want to give her the support and love she needs to win the uphill battle she is facing every day. Song Kang (The Liar And His Lover) plays Hwang Sun-oh, a typical rich kid who is deprived of love and attention from his family. He is good friends with the other guy named Lee Hye-yeong, played by Jung Ga-ram (Mistress), who started liking Jo-jo before Sun-oh did.

Jo-jo learns through the app that both Sun-oh and Hye-yeong have feelings for her, which makes her confused about what to do since the two are best friends of twelve years.

Meanwhile, the teaser gives a glimpse of how the mobile application works. It also reveals that Sun-oh also realizes through the app that Jo-jo might have feelings for him and shows Hye-yeong looking jealous upon seeing Sun-oh and Jo-jo becoming very close with and sweet on each other. However, it seems unclear for now as to whom Jo-jo will end up with since the two friends decide to let her make the choice.

Love Alarm is directed by PD Lee Na-jeong of Fight For My Way and based on a popular webtoon of the same name by Chon Kye-young, one of South Korea’s most famous cartoonists. Netflix described the TV adaptation as its “first original Korean drama” when it first announced the project in 2017.

The series will be released by Netflix on August 22 in more than 190 countries. It is one of the 9 new Korean dramas that will premiere in August.

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