Our Blues is an upcoming South Korean television series directed by Kim Kyu-tae and written by Noh Hee-kyung. The series explores the sweet and bitter lives of people who are at the end or beginning of their lives set against the backdrop of Jeju Island.
Our Blues follows the experiences of seven people on Jeju Island and is told in an omnibus fashion, which means that each episode will center on one of the island’s primary characters, with visits from the other characters on occasion.
Here’s everything you need to know about Our Blues.
Our Blues Plot
There is no one plot that the entire drama follows. The drama revolves around a wide range of characters, with their own unique story.
Lee Dong-seok grew up in a rural village on the island of Jeju. On the island, he now sells items from his truck. He isn’t a well-educated individual. After that, Lee Dong-Seok becomes involved with Min Sun-a, who has recently moved to Jeju. She has a personal story that no one knows about.
Choi Han-soo grew up on Jeju Island but later relocated to the mainland. He is presently back in his hometown. He is the definition of a city dweller. He meets Jung Eun-hee, his first love. She owns and operates a fishing shop on the island. Go Mi-ran is a friend of Eun-hee, who has returned to her hometown of Jeju after becoming dissatisfied with city life.
For the past year, Lee Young-ok, who recently moved to Jeju Island, has been a haenyeo (female diver). She is a bright woman, but she is the subject of numerous rumors. She meets Park Jung-joon, a captain of a ship. He is a warm-hearted man in search of a wife who will not abandon Jeju and ends up falling for Young-ok.
Our Blues Release Date and Teaser
The first episode of Our Blues is set to premiere on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 09:10 pm KST on tvN and Netflix.
There will be a total of 20 episodes shown over the course of ten weeks, with an episode broadcast every Saturday and Sunday. The last episode will air on Sunday, June 12, 2022.
The teaser of Our Blues has a very refreshing, and fun vibe to it, with a little glimpse of every character and the beautiful scenic beauty of Jeju Island.
Our Blues Cast
Lee Byung-hun will be playing the role of Lee Dong-seok. Byung has received critical acclaim for his work in a wide range of genres, most notably Joint Security Area (2000), A Bittersweet Life (2005), The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008), the television series Iris (2009), I Saw the Devil (2010), and Masquerade (2012), and Mr. Sunshine (2018). His critically acclaimed film Inside Men (2015) won him the Best Actor prize in three prestigious award ceremonies.
The Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha beauty, Shin Min-a is back to steal our hearts with her blazing smile, this time as Min Sun-a. Shin began her modeling career in 1998 for the teen magazine KiKi. She has since become one of South Korea’s most in-demand and highest paid commercial endorsers.
After appearing in multiple music videos for K-pop boyband g.o.d. Shin made her acting debut in 2001 with a supporting role in the renowned melodrama Beautiful Days. She quickly rose to stardom, through the high school martial arts comedy film Volcano High and the college romance movie Madeleine.
Cha Seung-won will be seen playing Choi Han-soo. Cha dropped out of Sungkyunkwan University in 1988 and went on to have a successful career as a model. He landed a role in the TV sitcom New York Story, which would pave the way for his film debut. He has since starred in many hit dramas and films including Kick the Moon (2001), Jail Breakers (2002), and Bodyguard (2003).
Jeong Eun-hee will be played by the famous Parasite star Lee Jung-eun. Lee is a known face to every K-drama lover for having appeared in over 50 films and dramas.
Eun-hee’s friend, Go Mi-ran will be played by Uhm Jung-hwa. Jung-hwa is a South Korean singer, actress, and dancer. She is regarded as one of the most influential women in the Korean entertainment industry, with many female artists looking up to her as a role model.
Han Ji-min will be playing the role of Lee Young-ok. Han began her show business career while still in high school. Before receiving greater prominence in 2003, she worked on a number of commercial films and music videos. She made her breakthrough role in the revenge series Resurrection in 2005, after minor roles in All In and Dae Jang Geum.
Park Jeong-joon will be played by Kim Woo-bin. Kim started out as a runway model before landing his first acting role in the television drama White Christmas. Following that, he gained attention with A Gentleman’s Dignity (2012), and then with School 2013 (2012-2013) and The Heirs (2013). In 2016, he landed his first major television role in Uncontrollably Fond.
In May 2017, Kim was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer and subsequently went under treatment halting all his activities. In 2019, Kim revealed that he has completed his cancer treatment plan.
Our Blues has quite an intriguing premise. In an interview with Esquire Korea, Kim Woo-bin told the magazine, “When I read the script, it was a bit unfamiliar,” as translated by Soompi. “There were quite a few episodes that I didn’t appear in at all, somewhere I appear in one or two scenes, and somewhere I was the main character.”
The actor also commented on the script’s omnibus format, “From an actor’s point of view, when I look at the parts of the script where I don’t appear, I felt like I’m watching a completely different drama. It’s really great,” he said.
With a top-notch star cast and one of a kind script, fans are really excited about the drama. But, one other reason fans can’t control their excitement is to finally see the real-life couple Kim Woo-bin and Shin Min-ah in the same drama. Though the two aren’t playing each other’s love interest and it’s not confirmed whether or not they will have a scene together, we all can hope and just have another excuse to look forward to the show.