ICYMI, Park Ji Hoon To Star In This New Period Fantasy Drama

New year, new K-drama to watch

If there’s one thing we’ve all learned from years of watching K-dramas, it’s that they make amazing period series and movies. Some are heart-wrenching (we’re talking about the likes of Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo), while others are action-packed like Kingdom. But whatever period subgenre it is, there’s definitely a following from around the world. So if Korean period dramas are your thing, then you’re in for a treat in the new year with Love Song for Illusion starring Park Ji Hoon!

Park Ji Hoon stars in Love Song for Illusion

Park Ji Hoon stars in Love Song for Illusion. (Photo from: @kbsdrama)

Love Song for Illusion: cast and plot

Korean network KBS is starting the year  literally  with a new period fantasy romance series called Love Song for Illusion. It is based on the popular webtoon of the same name by Vanziun. The story revolves around a man who has two conflicting personalities and his love (and obsession) with the woman who loves him. The show’s cast is led by Park Ji Hoon (Weak Class Hero 1).

The main character has two different personalities

The main character has two different personalities. (Photos from: @kbsdrama)

Park Ji Hoon will play the roles of Crown Prince Sajo Hyun and his alter ego Ak Hee. Sajo Hyun, who grew up with an oppressive father, works as a fashion designer at a downtown boutique while hiding his true identity. On the other hand, Hwang Hee (Arthdal Chronicles) will be his half-brother Sajo Yung who holds dark ambitions and secrets.

Playing the role of Geum Hwa, the ambitious and greedy wife of the Crown Prince, is Ji Woo (Pure Love). Meanwhile, Hong Ye Ji (Produce 48) is Yeon Wol, an assassin who seeks to avenge her family but ends up becoming the Crown Prince’s concubine.

Crown Princess Geum Hwa and Yeon Wol

Left - Ji Woo as Crown Princess Geum Hwa. Right - Hong Ye Ji as Yeon Wol, a revenge-seeking assassin. (Photos from: @kbsdrama)

When and where you can watch the drama

Love Song for Illusion premieres on 2 January 2024 at 10:10PM KST (9:10PM SGT). Stay tuned for updates on where you can catch it in Singapore.

(Cover photo from: @kbsdrama)

Looking for more period dramas to binge? Check out the period fantasy C-drama Story of Kunning Palace.

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