On September 5th will be finally able to see the new project of Red Velvet’s Joy – “Once Upon a Small Town” – a KakaoTV web K-Drama (also available on Netflix) where the idol will play one of the main characters. The drama is about 3 people living ordinary lives in Heedong Village. Red Velvet’s Joy plays Ahn JaYoung – a devoted police officer, whose golden heart is appreciated by the village’s habitants. Choo YoungWoo takes on the role of Han JiYool – a veterinarian, who leaves his life in Seoul to take care of his grandfather’s clinic during his absence. The lead trio is completed by Baek SungChul – Lee SangHyeon, a young farmer and a trusted friend of JaYoung.
Red Velvet’s member gained a lot of popularity in the K-Drama scene thanks to her role in “Tempted“, where she portrayed a young female caught up in a problematic relationship. With this and other projects, the celebrity confirmed that she is not only an incredible K-Pop idol but also a talented actress. The new series “Once Upon a Small Town” will show K-Drama viewers a different face of Joy as an actress.
Here is what Ahn JaYoung’s story is about to thrill us with:
1. Countryside girl vibes
“Once Upon a Small Town” gives us the opportunity to admire Joy in a completely different concept. The viewers will be charmed by the peaceful countryside setting and the natural, girlie looks of the actress. The series will take us on a picturesque adventure far from the city’s noise. The slow-life background will make up a perfect scene to observe the development of Ahn JaYoung’s love life. From the drama’s teasers, we know that the young officer will also help Han JiYool in settling in the village, which depicts her kindness and genuine affection for Heedong Village.
2. A beloved police officer
In “The Liar and His Lover”, “Tempted”, and “The One and Only” Joy portrayed different characters with unique personalities, but “One Upon a Small Town”‘s Ahn JaYoung is very distinct from her previous roles. She is a caring young woman who steals the hearts of the village people (and will also surely steal the viewers’ hearts!). Moreover, the nature of her job makes us excited to see Joy depicting an independent and competent female. We can’t wait to see Joy in a police uniform, saving those in the clutch.
3. The love triangle
Last but not least, the drama introduces 2 male handsome and adorable characters for whom Ahn JaYoung becomes a love interest. Han JiYool is a newcomer in the village, quickly noticing the girl’s charming personality, on the contrary, Lee SangHyeon is her lifelong friend, who realizes that he wants to escape the friendzone. While the teasers hint about the development of JaYoung’s relationship with the veterinarian, we can’t help but already wonder how the story will end and what kind of romantic turbulences await these three.
What has been your favorite Red Velvet’s Joy’s drama so far? What are you most excited to see in “Once Upon a Small Town”?