'The Red Sleeve': 2PM Junho starrer K-drama gets special show on 2022 Lunar New Year
The MBC drama ‘The Red Sleeve’ ended with amazing ratings on January 1 for its final episode with an average nationwide viewership rating of 17.4%, marking the highest numbers recorded in the history of the show. ‘The Red Sleeve’ was first released on the network MBC back in November of 2021 and with its romantic story, the period drama received a lot of love and attention from fans due to its simple yet remarkable storyline.
With Lee Jun-ho (Junho of 2PM) as the male lead of the show and actress Lee Se-young as its female lead, the show, set in the 18th century, depicts a love story between King Jeong-jo and his royal concubine Uibin Sung.
‘Holding on to the Red Sleeve’
On January 17, it was announced that the cast of the MBC K-drama ‘The Red Sleeve’ was going to gather together on the occasion of the Chinese New Year holiday. A Lunar New Year program is being prepared by the makers of the show to give the viewers a final chance to bid farewell to their favorite show. The show is titled, ‘Holding on to the Red Sleeve’ and will air on MBC on January 31 at 11.10 pm KST (9.10 am ET).
In this special program, the main and supporting actors who did an outstanding job portraying the characters on ‘The Red Sleeve’ like Lee Jun-ho, Lee Se-young, Lee Deok-hwa, and more will unite one more time at one place. Fans are also excited to see behind-the-scenes snippets from the show. Since the chemistry between the main leads of the show was off the charts, fans want to get some insight into how they interacted with one another behind cameras.
The special will also have a Q&A session with actors answering fan questions that were sent on social media accounts from fans from all over the world. In addition, the actors of ‘The Red Sleeve’ are expected to show off different kind of 'friendly' chemistry by playing games together. Jang Yoon-jung, Do Kyung-wan and Hwang Kwang-hee were all selected as MCs of the show.
About ‘The Red Sleeve’
In the period drama, ‘The Red Sleeve’ Sung Deok-Im is a court lady who gets involved with Crown Prince Yi San. The crown prince falls in love with Deok-Im and eventually becomes King Jeongjo. He then wants Sung Deok-Im to become his concubine, but she refuses his offer as she intended to live her life freely, something that will not be possible as a concubine. She also knows that the life of a royal concubine does not generally bring any happiness despite all the luxuries. Yet, Sung Deok-Im becomes King Jeongjo's concubine.