Love Alarm is Netflix's fourth original Korean series , but the first one that properly orders the company. The romantic comedy premiered on the streaming platform and on tvN on Thursday, August 22.
The series revolves around an unknown developer, who decides to launch an application called "Love Alarm", which tells the user if someone within 10 meters where they are has romantic feelings towards him / her. Soon new technology greatly disrupts society and affects the lives of people who begin to use it.
The story is an adaptation of an animated web series of the same title created by Chon Kye-young, one of Korea's most prolific and popular cartoonists.
The series was produced by Lee Jae-moon, one of the people behind highly successful television dramas such as Signal and An Incomplete Life, which enjoyed great popularity both in the Asian country and abroad.
" We want the Love Alarm series to show the vivacity and expression of emotions, with visual treatments that reflect the vision Mrs. Chon had when she created the story, " he said.
" Working together, we hope to transform this imaginative story into a high-quality drama series for Netflix subscribers worldwide, " he added in an interview.
Love Alarm is a South Korean romantic series that debuted on Netflix and shows how today's teenagers look for love through the applications of their phones. (Photo: Netflix)
HISTORY AND SYNOPSIS OF "LOVE ALARM"
The South Korean drama is about an application called "Love Alarm", which tells the user if someone within a 10 meter radius is attracted to him / her. Although the app guarantees you if there is someone nearby who likes you, it does not help you discover who it is, which makes it an imperfect application.
Here is Kim Jo Jo (Kim So Hyun), a beautiful and intelligent high school student. He seems like a cheerful person, but his parents died when she was young. Since the death of his parents, Kim Jo Jo has lived with the aunt's family and has not been easy. Although at first doubt, the young woman decides to use the application.
Meanwhile, Hwang Sun Oh (Song Kang) is a popular student in the same high school that Kim Jo Jo attends. He is the son of a rich family, but his parents do not love him.
His best friend, Lee Hye Young (Jung Ga Ram), also attends the same high school. Hwang Sun Oh note that his best friend Lee Hye Young likes Kim Jo Jo.
Hwang Sun Oh wants to know if her friend really likes her, then he kisses her. What will happen to them?
Although the application initially attracts attention and gets a large following, participants soon begin to strive to understand the true feelings of others and yearn for a natural romance.
The plot addresses how people make use of technology to find like-minded partners, which ends up affecting their lives by triggering love triangles, confusion, broken hearts and other dramatic situations.
“LOVE ALARM” ACTORS AND CHARACTERS
Kim So Hyun: plays Kim Jo-jo, a bright, intelligent and happy young woman despite losing her parents in an accident.
Song Kang: plays Hwang Sun-oh, a young and attractive model, from a rich but distant family. Sun-oh is in love with Jo-jo.
Jung Ga-ram: plays Lee Hee-young, Sun-oh's best friend for 12 years. He is in love with Kim Jo-jo.
Shin Seung-ho: plays Il-sik, a judo student who is also in love with Jo-jo.
Song Geon-hee: plays Marx, a popular idol star.
Lee Jae-eung: plays Cheong Duk-gu, the developer of the "Love Alarm" application.
Choi Joo-won as the cheerful and energetic high school partner of Sun-oh.
Soo Min: plays Jung Mi Mi, Sun's mother Oh.
The eight episodes of the first season of "Love Alarm" are available on Netflix since Thursday, August 27. (Photo: Netflix)
LOVE ALARM CREATIVE TEAM
Director: Lee Na Jung.
Screenwriters: Lee Ah Yeon and Seo Bo Ra.
Producer: Lee Jae Moon.
Original Writer: Chon Kye Young (webcomic)
“LOVE ALARM” TRAILER
South Korean comedy stars Kim So Hyun as Jojo; by Song Kang as Hwang Sun Oh, the millionaire model that likes Jojo; and by Jung Ga Ram, who plays Lee Hye Yeong, a good friend of both.
The first season contains eight 45-minute chapters. The series was released globally on August 22 on Netflix and was very well received by users.
WILL THERE BE SECOND SEASON ?
Considering the reception that this drama has had, it is likely that a second season will be confirmed soon, especially after the open end of the first season .
Usually, Netflix takes a few weeks to assess the response of the audience and based on that decides whether production continues or is suspended.
In the event that the streaming platform decides to bet on a second season of romantic comedy, the new episodes of "Love Alarm" would arrive in mid-2020.