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Drama takes on the meaning of life

When a happy housewife is diagnosed with a brain tumor and told that she is terminally ill, she sets out to do the most unexpected thing: find the new love of her life.

MBC’s new series “Let’s Look at the Sunset Holding Hands” explores the meaning of love and life for a woman whose days are numbered.

At a media event held at the network’s headquarters in Sangam-dong, western Seoul, on Tuesday, producer Jung Ji-in said the drama will show how, under extreme conditions, love is expressed and the intricate relationships of the characters change.

“Many TV series these days center around episodes but this one develops mainly around the character’s emotions,” she said. “The actors have been amazing in expressing different feelings.”

The story revolves around the housewife Nam Hyun-joo, played by Han Hye-jin, who learns that she has the same fatal disease that caused her own mother to die and that she has only three months to live. Rather than spending time and energy on her family, she decides to live her abbreviated life for herself. She develops romantic feelings toward her doctor Jang Seok-jun, played by Kim Tae-hoon, who is determined to save the life of his patient.

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