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Posted on: Friday, January 22, 2010

Young love rekindled in new drama


By Jeff Chung

New romance melodrama "Will It Snow for Christmas?" will be starting next week, taking over the 7:45 to 9 p.m. time slot on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The series replaces "He's Beautiful," which just ended this week. The new drama, produced by Seoul Broadcasting System, has 16 episodes, which means it will run for eight weeks.

"Will It Snow for Christmas?" is a story of a young love between a boy from a troubled family and a girl whose father is a famous Oriental medicine doctor. While still youths, they don't face many obstacles and their love is portrayed as pure and innocent. But, as typical in most dramas, they are separated by events beyond their control, only to be reunited many years later as adults. Meeting as adults, their love is tested: Will they be able to continue their relationship or would it be just a crush from long ago?

Go Soo ("Marry a Millionaire," "Green Rose," "When a Man Loves A Woman") plays Kang Jin-cha, a son whose mother is pushed around by others and whose father abandoned him in his early years. He grows up to be tough, yet intelligent, and driven to overcome any obstacles in his path.

Beaten down by society, Kang Jin has shielded his heart to protect himself. Then he meets Han Ji-wan, played by Han Ye-seul ("Tazza," "Couple or Trouble," "Forbidden Love," "Miss Gold Digger"), the only daughter of a well-known family in the village. She is overshadowed by her brother, who excels in everything and is the hope for the family.

When Kang Jin's pendant the only thing left to connect him to his father accidentally falls into the water, Ji-wan jumps in to retrieve it. Her brother, Ji Yong, follows her into the water trying to save her but has a heart attack and drowns. Her family is devastated and moves away from the village, separating Ji-wan and Kang Jin. About a decade later, they accidentally meet once again.

THIS WEEK'S K-DRAMA SYNOPSES

'SMILE, HONEY'

Episodes 21 and 22

Tonight at 7:45 p.m.: Jung-gyung catches Hyun-su off-guard with her confession. Geum-ja and Sang-hoon inadvertently catch Hyun-su and Jungg-yung together. Han-sae tries to get Jung-gyung's house back by offering the new owner double the market value of the house.

Tomorrow at 7:45 p.m.: Geum-ja chides Jungg-yung for rejecting her son. Jung-gil and Joo-hee get in on the fight and cause a ruckus. Jung-in tries to tell Jung-yung to give up on Hyun-su but she wouldn't hear of it. Jung-in and Hyun-su go to the sauna to be alone, only to run into their parents.

'LOVE YOU 1,000 TIMES'

Episodes 17 and 18

Sunday at 6:45 p.m.: Gang-ho keeps going back to see Eun-nim's grandmother because she keeps avoiding him. Hyang-sook has a near- miss with Mrs. Lee. Yeon-hee can't let go of Se-hoon. Nan-jeong starts an Internet shopping business with Eun-nim's help. Ae-rang loses a ring borrowed from Gang-ho's grandmother.

Sunday at 7:45 p.m.: Eun-nim turns down Gang-ho's declaration of love. Gang-ho gets into a fight and ends up at a police station. Sun-young meets Se-hoon's investor's wife and is puzzled. Nan-jeong gets money from Eun-nim to start her business. Ae-rang is still looking for the ring.

'ANGEL'S TEMPTATION'

Episodes 17 and 18

Monday at 7:45 p.m.: Hyun-woo calls his mother and lets her know that he's alive. Jae-sung and Aran get ready for their wedding. Aran takes Jae-sung to where her parents' ashes were scattered. All of Woo-sub's properties are seized by banks, and the Shin family gets kicked out of their house.

Tuesday at 7:45 p.m.: Jae-sung exposes Aran at their wedding. Joo-seung comes to her defense. Aran tries to escape from police but gets caught because of Jae-hee. Jae-sung asks Jae-hee to marry him. Jae-sung and Aran finds out Jae-hee is Aran's sister Kyung-ran.

'WILL IT SNOW FOR CHRISTMAS?'

Episodes 1 and 2

Wednesday at 7:45 p.m.: Gang-jin's and his mother Chun-hee's moving truck is blocked by Ji-woong's banner. Chun-hee cuts the banner in half and Ji-wan catches her. Gang-jin fixes the banner and hangs it back up for Ji-wan. Gang-jin finds out Chun-hee is opening a cafe again and gets into an argument with her.

Thursday at 7:45 p.m.: Gan-jin asks Ji-wan why she did what she did, and she tells him a lot of the townspeople don't like Jong-gyu. Jong-gyu beats Ji-wan, and Gang-jin punches Jong-gyu. Gang-jin ends up in police custody.