Gongchan, from the idol group B1A4, portrays Ji Won Young, a very driven young man who finds himself in the middle of a corruption scandal he had nothing to do with. After he is unceremoniously discharged from the company to which he’s devoted himself to, he decides to gain the favor of his boss by tracking down the chairman’s favorite artist, Yoon Tae Joon (Cha Seo Won).
He finds Tae Joon running a pottery shop in a remote little town away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and he has no desire to return to the life he once lived.
Deciding to go undercover, Won Young befriends Tae Joon, hoping he can convince him to return – which will be the key to getting his job back. However, little by little, feelings develop, and romance blooms. Of course, the series’ drama is the secret looming around them that does come to a head towards the end of the series. But, like with (almost) all BL dramas, everything is worked out in the end, and the main couple is happy.
It wasn’t the most original of storylines, but it was well don.
Since the undeniable success of the 2022 romantic drama Semantic Error, with production levels second to none and characters portrayed by some of the most popular K-pop idols, South Korea has upped the game.
While Unintentional Love Story didn’t have the “wow” factor for me that Semantic Error did, it was a very enjoyable series and one worth watching.
You can currently view the series on iQiYi.