Lucky Romance is based on webcomic “운빨로맨스 / Lucky Romance” by Kim Dal Nim (김달님) which was published from 2014-Feb-15 to 2014-Nov-22.
This drama is about superstitious woman who tries to change her foretold fate by seducing a virgin and nerd guy.
- Drama: Lucky Romance (literal title)
- Revised romanization: Woonbbalromaenseu
- Hangul: 운빨로맨스
- Director: Kim Kyung-Hee
- Writer: Kim Dal-Nim (original comic), Choi Yoon-Kyo
- Network: MBC
- Episodes: 16
- Release Date: May 25 – July 14, 2016
Bo-Nui (Hwang Jung-Eum) works various part-time jobs to support herself and pay her younger sister’s, Bo-Ra (Kim Ji-Min), hospital bills. Her younger sister has been in a coma for the past 2 years because of a car accident. Bo-Ra is also Bo-Nui’s only immediate family member as their parents died in a separate car accident. Bo-Nui is a firm believer in fortune tellers after an encounter when her younger sister was first hospitalised.
At that time, Bo-Nui was standing right outside of the hospital and crying. A fortune teller (Kim Jong-Goo) came up to her. The fortune teller knew all about her situation without Bo-Nui saying anything. He told her that those around her were all hurt because of her fate. The fortune teller also told Bo-Nui that if she wanted to save her sister she must perform a specific ritual. After performing the ritual, Bo-Nui went back to the hospital and learned her sister has survived, but she is in a vegetative state.
Now, Bo-Ra’s condition has worsened and the doctor tells Bo-Nui to give up hope for a recovery. Bo-Nui refuses to give up hope. She turns to the fortune teller for help. The fortune teller tells Bo-Nui that there’s only one thing that can save her sister. Bo-Nui must have a one night stand with a man born in 1986 – the year of the tiger.
Meanwhile, Soo-Ho (Ryoo Joon-Yeol) is the CEO of Zeze Game Company. He is smart, but also arrogant. On the day he is to give a presentation for a new game, he continually bumps into Bo-Nui in unpleasant ways. Soo-Ho’s presentation turns into a complete failure due to trauma from his childhood past and bad code intentionally placed into the game. Later, Soo-Ho again sees Bo-Nui’s out in the public, but she is drunk. Bo-Nui grabs Soo-Ho and repeatedly asks him if he was born in the year of the tiger. Soo-Ho tells her that he was born in 1986 – the year of the tiger.
- Lucky Romance Torrent Files takes over MBC’s Wednesday & Thursday 22:00 time slot previously occupied by “Goodbye Mr. Black” and followed by “W” on July 20, 2016.