Playing in the rain with Seo Ji-hye in TV Chosun’s Red Balloon
The first teaser has dropped for TV Chosun’s new weekend series Red Balloon, featuring the main cast: Seo Ji-hye (Adamas), Lee Sung-jae (Show Window: The Queen’s House), Hong Soo-hyun (Police University), and Lee Sang-woo (Uncle).
At the center of the melodrama is Jo Eun-kang (Seo Ji-hye), whose dream is to become a full-fledged teacher, but has miserably missed the cut at every certification exam. Although she’s generally not fussy and has a relaxed personality, she has a tendency to become blindsided by her passions – pushing everything else in her life into the backseat.
Her best friend is Han Ba-da (Hong Soo-hyun), an understanding and kind character who doesn’t like to hold grudges. When her family lost their wealth, Ba-da considered calling off her wedding. But her then fiancé convinced her not to end their relationship and she now struggles to maintain a good relationship with her in-laws.
Sharing her pain is Ji Nam-chul (Lee Sung-jae), who married into the same family and is a brother-in-law to Ba-da’s husband. He comes from a humbler background, though, and was given one of his father-in-law’s businesses to run. But in actuality, he’s more of a figurehead and has no authority in its operations.
Ba-da’s husband and Nam-chul’s brother-in-law is Go Cha-won (Lee Sang-woo). Despite not feeling suited for the field, he became a dermatologist due to his family’s expectations and spends most of his free time coming up with new business ventures. As a gentle spirit, he doesn’t do well in conflicts and struggles to arbitrate the tensions between his mother and wife.
The new teaser begins with Eun-kang decorating for their upcoming party as she exclaims that balloons make her happy. We then hear the ominous question during one of the party games, “Have you ever felt attracted to someone other than your partner?” As Eun-kang shares a charged moment with Cha-won, the accompanying text screens read: “The secret desire that has been growing inside my heart.”
We then jump to Nam-chul eating with a young woman – amused by her remark that he has a cute smile – before the teaser returns to the party. As Eun-kang and Ba-da have some fun in the rain, Ba-da gushes that Eun-kang is her most cherished friend and a flashback takes us back to a similar moment during their high school days.
As the present situation escalates for our leads, Cha-won tries to put up boundaries while Eun-kang asks if he has some time. The appearing text screens introduce the production team: “Master of family dramas, writer Moon Young-nam,” and “Detailed directing by PD Jin Hyung-wook.” The two are also hailed as a hit-combo for this new weekend miniseries and the teaser then comes to a close on our heroine, who looks up at an escaping red balloon.
Directed by PD Jin Hyung-wook (Born Again) with scripts by Moon Young-nam (Revolutionary Sisters), TV Chosun’s Red Balloon will be coming to our screens in December.
Via Sports Chosun