The new Channel A drama "Love Affairs in the Afternoon" has attracted a lot of attention for its racy title. However, now that the drama has started airing "Love Affairs in the Afternoon" takes on a functional meaning, rather than a metaphorical one.
In the drama's second episode Soo-ah (played by Ye Ji-won) explains to Ji-eun (played by Park Ha-sun) about her lifestyle in the afternoon. From exactly three 'o clock to five 'o clock, she meets men. Soo-ah does this because two hours is enough to suit her emotional and physical needs.
The explanation belies the drama's unusual title, although it's fitting for the drama's overall tone. "Love Affairs in the Afternoon" is focused on taking life slowly. The second episode also makes a strong metaphorical connection between proper love affairs and proper flower spectating. It remains to be seen whether "Love Affairs in the Afternoon" will make a similar slow building relationship with its viewers.
Written by William Schwartz
"Love Affairs in the Afternoon" is directed by Kim Jeong-min-III, written by Yoo So-jeong, and features Park Ha-sun, Lee Sang-yeob, Ye Ji-won, Jo Dong-hyuk, Jung Sang-hoon, Choi Byung-mo. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2019/07/05~Now airing, Fri, Sat 23:00 on Channel A.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com.
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