A serious dose of misunderstandings, awkwardness, and friendship to the rescue, episode one of Love Is for Suckers starring Super Junior's Choi Siwon and Lee Da Hee as best friends in their mid-30s searching for real love proves to be a hit! We break down why these two are best for each other!
The first episode of ENA's romantic comedy Love Is for Suckers proved to be a hilarious and entertaining preview of what's to come between Park Jae Hoon (Choi Siwon) a plastic surgeon who has lost interest in both his job and love life and Goo Yeo Reum (Lee Da Hee) a down and out program director at a television station who is experiencing a work crisis and also needs romantic intervention.
The two characters display a great deal of understanding for each other in their "plutonic" relationship as neighbors and best friends as they talk about Yeo Reum's supposed "date" with her host Chef John Jang (Park Yeon Woo Rookie Cops 2022) turns out to be a disaster. Yeo Reum returns home angry after losing her bet with Jae Hoon about dating and possibly sleeping with the hot chef. During the scene, we can see that Jae Hoon truly cares about her and tries to help her as much as he can while providing much-needed banter between close friends!
As Yeo Reum desperately finds ways to create a better tv program at work with her current assignment with ramen themed cook show, Jae Hoon spends his days reading comics and lounging around and occasionally goes to the clinic to work on some patients. After a disastrous blind date with a woman that his mother sets up, Jae Hoon shows up in joggers and Crocs with a cold attitude toward her, but eventually apologizes explaining that his mother put together the blind date last minute.
Meanwhile, Yeo Reum is at the beach filming the week's show and has an idea that Jae Hoon should show up as her romantic knight in shining armor with some flowers to make Chef John Jang jealous of "dumping" her the night before. Jae Hoon agrees and rushes to the beach borrowing a truck from a friend and still dressed in joggers.
As Jae Hoon arrives, he sees Yeo Reum covered in mud as she finds the fallen drone that a co-worker dropped while filming and is humiliated when she sees Jae Hoon dressed so casually. The two have an argument and Jae Hoon realizes that he needs to step up his image to impress Chef John Jang. In the following filming, Jae Hoon dresses in a suit and an expensive car and rushes to Yeo Reum to save her from a potential quarrel with Chef John Jang as they finish their filming, just on time.
Check out the scene from the first episode!
You can catch Love Is For Suckers every Wednesday and Thursday at 21:00 KST on ENA starting October 5th.
We can already anticipate the relationship between these two will be a close one as each situation escalates. These two friends deeply care about each other and will drop whatever they are doing to instantly help the other with their problem! The on-screen chemistry is great and never did we doubt Choi Siwon and Lee Da Hee! We can't wait for the following episodes!
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