A healing romantic-comedy is coming to Viu this June!
In “Sweet Munchies,” Park Jin Sung (Jung Il Woo) runs Bistro, a hole-in-the-wall late-night bar that serves delicious food, great drinks, and good company. One of his regulars is Kim Ah Jin (KARA’s Kang Ji Young), a PD who always stays positive despite the struggles she encounters at work as a contractual assistant director for four years.
Ah Jin finally gets a break when she proposes a new food variety show called “Sweet Munchies” that merits her boss’ approval. Desperately in need of money, Jin Sung becomes the host of the program. Meanwhile, famous fashion designer Kang Tae Wan (Lee Hak Joo) is enlisted at the show’s stylist.
The healing chef, the enthusiastic PD, and the genius stylist form this show’s love triangle—just not quite the way you’d expect from your usual fare of Korean dramas.
An Atypical Gender Bender
“Sweet Munchies” takes a risk by putting a new twist in gender-bender dramas (Coffee Prince, He’s Beautiful, The Tale of Nokdu) in which a lead character pretends to be another gender.
Here, we have the main character pretending to be gay.
Jin Sung’s lie puts a wedge between any romantic relationship budding between him and Ah Jin. To complicate matters, it draws Tae Wan in as he develops an attraction to the chef.
Gender bias on homosexuals is continuously being explored and challenged. Conversations around it are respectful and insightful. It is a well-timed drama to watch this Pride Month as it opens up conversations on the topic among viewers as well.
Watch the trailer here: