Our Blues is the latest Korean drama that many fans are greatly anticipating. It follows the stories of various people in the beginning, climax, or end of their lives while living in Jeju Island.
Our Blues is gaining attention for featuring real life couple Kim Woo Bin and Shin Min Ah who have been dating since 2015. Interestingly, the two are not a couple in the show. The former plays ship captain Park Jung Joon while the latter is Min Sun Ah, a woman who arrived at the island with a secret.
Kim Woo Bin’s character falls in love with female diver Lee Young Ok who is played by Han Ji Min…
…while Shin Min Ah’s character has a close storyline with Lee Byung Hun‘s character, Lee Dong Seok.
It was enough, however, that the couple had the chance to film together. Over the past seven years, they have been through many ups and downs, the biggest obstacle being Kim Woo Bin’s cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
Kim Woo Bin has been extremely busy with his schedules as of late and during this period, he felt his body’s condition wasn’t good so he went to the hospital. At the hospital, he was diagnosed with nasopharynx cancer. Luckily, it was not too late to start treatment…he will come back when he is completely healthy again so we wish everyone will wish him the best during these times.
— Sidus HQ
He was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer in 2017, an illness that affects the neck and head. According to Shin Min Ah’s agency, she was by his side the entire time he received treatment.
I am currently helping Kim Woo Bin get better while he is under treatment.
— Shin Min Ah via AM Entertainment
Our Blues is Kim Woo Bin’s first project since his cancer diagnosis five years ago. His last K-Drama was Uncontrollably Fond (2016) alongside Suzy.
Kim Woo Bin and Shin Min Ah will act alongside Lee Byung Hun, Han Ji Min, Cha Sung Won, Lee Jung Eun, Uhm Jung Hwa, and more.
Our Blues will air a total of 20 episodes from April 9 to June 12, 2022. Fans will be able to stream it on Saturdays and Sundays via tvN or Netflix.
Check out its first trailer below.