The South Korean entertainment industry has been all aflutter since the announcement of the new romantic comedy K-drama, A Good Day to Be a Dog — and a lot of that excitement surrounds Cha Eunwoo as he returns to rom-com series after a three-year-long break. The series, based on the beloved NAVER webtoon by Lee Hey, made its debut on October 11 on MBC TV and has since been the talk of the town.
Directed by Kim Dae Woong, the story unfolds a unique romance blended with comedic elements that keep the audience hooked. The plot centers around Han Hae Na, portrayed by Park Gyu Young, a high school Korean language teacher cursed to morph into a dog whenever she shares a kiss. The only solution to this curse is a kiss from a man who, due to childhood trauma, harbors a fear of dogs.
This character, Jin Seo Won, is brought to life by the heartthrob Cha Eunwoo, known for his prior romantic comedy roles. The tension intensifies as Han mistakenly confesses her feelings to another teacher, Lee Bo Gyeom (played by Lee Hyun Woo), under the influence of alcohol and ends up kissing Jin, triggering her transformation.
Cha Eunwoo’s return to the romantic comedy genre has indeed been a refreshing delight for K-Drama fans and one of the most exciting things about this new series. His portrayal of a professor battling his fears, coupled with a unique, humorous narrative, makes A Good Day to Be a Dog a must-watch this month.
The first two episodes set the stage for an intriguing narrative, as Han strategizes to reverse the curse within 100 days by planning to get Jin drunk again for a kiss, only to discover his deep-rooted cynophobia. The comedic efforts of Han to overcome Jin’s fear while navigating her own transformations, alongside the love triangle that ensues, form the crux of the storyline.
The series also introduces other characters like Seo Won’s nephew Choi Yul, played by Yoon Hyun Soo, and Min Ji Ah, a high school student portrayed by Kim Yi Kyung, whose lives intertwine with the main protagonists, adding layers to the narrative.
A Good Day to Be a Dog airs every Wednesday at 9 PM on MBC TV and is also available for streaming on Viu and Viki in selected regions, allowing international fans to partake in the laughter and romance.