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.
Shim Bo Nui (Hwang Jung Eum) is a superstitious woman who relies too much in fortune-telling because of repeated misfortunes that befall her in the past. One day she gets to know that if she doesn’t sleep with a virgin man born in 1986 (year of tiger), she will die soon. She then meets an incredibly stingy guy Je Soo Ho (Ryu Joon Yul). Bo Nui learns that he matches the conditions set forth by the fortune teller and sets out to seduce him. Unfortunately for her, Soo Ho is a nerd CEO of a game company who trusts only in logical and scientific things.
- 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.