Top Hallyu star Ji ChangWook is back from the mandatory military service and “Melting Me Softly” will be his first project after discharge. Many fans have been waiting for his comeback. The drama is in the center of attention.
Ji ChangWoo is well-known for his multiple charms and excellent acting. He has the sweet charms perfect for romance dramas as well as the charisma and action skills required for thrillers. Among his famous dramas, there are “Empress Ki” (2013), “Healer” (2014), “The K2” (2016), and “Suspicious Partner” (2017).
Actress Won JinAh got the female lead role. The writer of the drama is Baek MiKyung who has worked for example on the popular drama “Strong Woman Do BongSoon” (2017).
Here is more information.
Melting Me Softly (2019)
Title: Melting Me Softly/Please Melt Me/Nal nogyeojwo/날 녹여주오
Director: Shin WooChul
Writer: Baek MiKyung
Runtime: From Sept. 28
# of Episodes: 16
It tells the romance of a man and a woman who participated in a project of being frozen for 24 hours. Because of a mysterious reason, they only woke up 20 years later. There are side effects of this, to be able to survive they need to maintain an average body temperature of 31.5°C and have to control their burning heart.
Ji ChangWook as Ma DongChan
He was 32 years old before being frozen. He is a popular producing director of variety shows.
He is talented as he knows the trends and what will be a hit. He came up with the idea of producing a variety show named “The Frozen Human Project”. He participated himself in the show where he was supposed to be woken up after 24 hours of being frozen.
However, when he wakes up, it is 20 years later. He wakes up with the same face he had 20 years ago, he did not age. He still looks as handsome as before. While on the contrary, his family and colleagues aged 20 years.
His first love became the bureau director. His incompetent junior Son HyunKi became the head of the entertainment department. The whole world has changed the time he was frozen.
It is hard for him to adapt to the new world but he is quite fast to learn because he is smart. He did not age but his heart change. He doesn’t know his feelings for Go MiRan who got frozen with him.
Won JinAh as Go MiRan
24 years old who is looking for a job.
She is beautiful but she is an unpredictable and cold university student. However, she is a warm older sister to her sick brother.
She is working part-time at the broadcasting station. She is offered and accepts to be paid 5 million won to participate into the variety show named “The Frozen Human Project” where she needs to be frozen for one night. Ma DongChan also participates in the “The Frozen Human Project”. She stayed 20 years frozen with him.
When she woke up, she is 44 years old and has no proper lover and no job who gives pension.
Her whole world has changed. Because of the experiment, her life was messed out so she started to follow Ma DongChan. They start a love relationship looking like war.
Golden Child’s Bomin as Hwang JiHoon [supporting role]
He is 21 years old and the perfect guy to date. A university student.
He is the school’s hoobae of Go MiRan and an intern at the broadcasting station.
He is living a boring life until he meets someone interesting: Go MiRan. He is curious and interested in her. He is the “nowadays” man who doesn’t care that the “old days” woman he likes was born in 1976.
Lee HongGi as Son HyunKi [supporting role]
28 years old, assistant director at the broadcasting station.
He did everything asked by his sunbae Ma DongChan. He also helped him with the Frozen Project that turned into a mess. The broadcasting station threatened Son HyunKi to cover the mess.
After 20 years, he still kept the secret and became an assistant director at the broadcasting station. He lost all his energy and passion for the job. He is just an old man nagging to reduce the production cost.
Now that Ma DongChan is back, the hierarchy is upside down. With Ma DongChan awaken, the secret of the broadcasting station and his implication will be exposed.
B1A4 ‘s Baro as Hwang ByungSim [supporting role]
24 years old, a university student.
He is a professor of psychology but he is more unstable than anyone else.
One day, a woman looking like his first love appeared. By realizing, that she is his first love, Go MiRan, he experienced both confusion and embarrassment.
Here are the posters.
Here is the first teaser.