SBS weekend drama "Life Is Beautiful" (written by Kim Soo Hyun, produced by Jung Eul Young) is garnering much attention for a possible depiction of a same-sex marriage.
On the 18th of last month, Lee Sang Woo's character proposed to his lover, portrayed by Song Chang Yi, on air. The viewers' opinions were clearly divided into two, one side saying that it's an "innovative attempt that has yet to be done on mainstream television", while the opposition claiming that "it's something that cannot be done on a drama that is seen with family".
As to address this conflict in views, on July 30th's broadcast, Song Chang Yi's parents were shown with colliding opinions of their own. Kim Hae Sook (in the role of the mother) showed her support by saying "even if it's not a big wedding, I hope we could gather the two families for a dinner at least", while Kim Young Chul (in the father's role) showed his uncertainty by saying "I accept your relationship but I'm not sure about a wedding".
However, on the broadcast of August 1st, Kim Young Chul called Song Chang Yi and Lee Sang Woo out for a drink and told them his true feelings, saying "if I told you guys I understand it would be a lie and I'd feel guilty. But the truth is that I really want you guys to be happy".
An insider at "Life is beautiful" stated that they think "it should be acknowledged as a true love between a person and a person, but it won't be easy to broadcast a wedding scene due to the immense opposition. Already, a group against acknowledging homosexuality has put out advertisements against the idea in a conservative newspaper in early June." The insider also said that "the fact that characters of the show seem to have different opinions on a wedding is reflecting the problem the production team is having on the issue as well. The only person that knows how this wedding issue will be taken care of is the writer Kim Soo Hyun".
source: Nate news
translation: gogoparty at omona_prection
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