ASTRO’s Cha EunWoo and Park GyuYoung are gearing up for the romantic comedy of the year: “A Good Day To Be A Dog”. Based on the original webtoon of the same name by Lee Heythis drama is set to explore the story of a young woman named Han HaeNa (HaNa in the English version) who is cursed with turning into a dog at the stroke of midnight after her first kiss. This curse can only be lifted by a second kiss from the same person with whom she had her first kiss, albeit as a dog. However, this becomes virtually impossible, considering that the boy who was her first kiss, Jin SeoWon (Jin Seon in the English version), is deathly afraid of dogs because of past trauma.
Park GyuYoung will be playing HaeNa, and Cha EunWoo plays SeoWon in the K-Drama adaptation of “A Good Day To Be A Dog”. Fans are celebrating this casting worldwide, even more so because we’ve seen their chemistry before in the music video for ‘You’re The Reason’ by URBAN ZAKAPAwhere they played a couple.
With all the excitement around “A Good Day To Be A Dog”, we picked 3 scenes from the webtoon that you should definitely look forward to in the drama.
1. The First Kiss
The story starts with HaeNa lamenting her doomed love life because none of her relationships seem to last after she declares to her boyfriends that she cannot kiss them. After getting too drunk at an office party, she finally decides to kiss her crush Lee BoGyeom (to be played by Lee HyunWoo). However, the man she ends up kissing is Jin SeoWon. You know how they say, “the worst they can say is no“? Well, in SeoWon’s case, it is indeed a lot worse, and the expression on his face tells all. This scene will most likely appear in the very first episode of the drama and will set the tone and premise for the rest of the show. It will also be the first in a long series of heart-fluttering kisses that await us.
2. The Shade Scene
In this scene in chapter 46, SeoWon starts to realize that he has feelings for HaeNa. However, being the reserved, respectful, and cautious man that he is, especially when he is around his colleagues, he can’t do much to express it evidently. So, when he finds HaeNa dozing off under the sun, he quietly stands in front of her to cast a shade and allow her to sleep comfortably. Our tsundere King!
Even though this is a small expression of his affection for HaeNa, the scene will make you squeal at how cute it is, especially when EunWoo and GyuYoung recreate it.
3. The Confession Scene
Finally, we could not possibly conclude without the scene that everyone will be looking forward to the most in the drama – the confession scene! In the webtoon, in chapter 60, after much back and forth, we finally see SeoWon giving in to his feelings for HaeNa. On this particular day, HaeNa plans to tell SeoWon about her curse but SeoWon finds out about it from a former classmate/bully, who was partly responsible for his trauma with dogs. For a moment, he is unsure of what to do but then makes up his mind. However, before he can confess, the clock strikes 12 and HaeNa turns into a dog right in front of his eyes.
SeoWon is visibly taken aback but quickly realizes that if this dog is really HaeNa then he has nothing to be scared about. Rain pours down on them and SeoWon extends his umbrella over dog-form HaeNa. Kneeling down, he picks her up and kisses her, ending her curse. She transforms back into human HaeNa and SeoWon finally says what has been on his mind and heart for as far back as he can remember – “I like you“.
In addition to these scenes, there are innumerable others that will give you butterflies, make you daydream, break your heart and make you cry buckets. So, don’t forget to tune in to “A Good Day To Be A Dog”, slated for release later this year!
Which other scene from the webtoon are you looking forward to in the drama? Tell us in the comments section down below!