4 reasons why we're excited about "navillera"

Mar 17, 2021

By Rae Love

tvN’s upcoming drama heartwarming drama, “Navillera” is almost here!

Based on a popular webtoon of the same name, “Navillera” tells the story of Deok Chul (Park In Hwan), a man who begins ballet at the age of 70, and Chae Rok (Song Kang), a 23-year-old ballerino who gets lost while chasing his dreams.

Check out the four reasons we’re excited about “Navillera” before it hits Netflix on March 22nd, below!

1. It's not a love story


When we think about k-dramas we think of love stories, romantic dramas, or the proverbial love triangle. Although Naillera has romance, it’s never the main plot of the story -- ballet and finding oneself is.

2. It realistically shows the struggles of trying to reach your dreams


Shim Deok Chul is a 70-year-old retired mailman who always dreamt of becoming a ballet dancer. Over the course of his life, he always put his family over before his dream. Lee Chae Rok is a 23-year-old ballet dancer struggling to support himself financially. As his passion for ballet begins to fade away, he meets aspiring ballet dancer, Shim Deok Chul.

3. Song Kang's role preparation

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The producers of “Navillera” recently praised Song Kang for his dedication to making the role more realistic. Not only did Song Kang enroll in a ballet academy but also practiced for months leading up to as well as during filming. Kudos!  

4. Above all, it's inspiring


“Navillera” is inspiring in so many ways. It will teach you a lesson or two about life, has a good message not viewers of all ages and each character will also leave you at least one lesson at the end of the show.

Are you excited to see Song Kang in this new role? Let us know in the comments below!

Written by Rae Love

Rae Love is a freelance covering all things Hallyu. Her current bias is Hwang In Yeob and ults are Lee Taemin, Yoo Kihyun, and Seo Kang Joon. She is also a fashion photographer and has a big love for all things movie villains. When she's not writing or binge-watching K-dramas, chances are you'll probably find her sweating her way through a K-Pop dance workout, or playing with her cats, Phoenix and Dallas. Make sure you follow @kindofvoguish on Instagram as she journeys through her latest obsession in fashion, music, and photography