Cha Seung Wonrecently won two awards in Mnet’s 20′s Choice Awards. Hosted by Suzy and Song Joong Ki, the awards show gave ukelele trophies to stars chosen by the fans in many categories. For Cha, he won both Hot Drama Actor and Hot Male Body (with a 6-pack). No doubt this is because of his burst of fame from Greatest Love. His costar Gong Hyo Jin also won Hot Drama Actress and Hot Style Icon.
Other winners included KARA (Hot Hallyu Star), Suzy (Hot New Star), B2ST (Hot Performance Star), Honey Lee (Hot Female Body), Yoo Ah In (Hot 20′s Voice), and Goo Hara (Hot Campus Girl). The full list can be seen here.
It’s easy to think that being a “celebrity” means you get everything you want – the fame, the money, the beauty, the name. Nowadays it is even easier to get your “15 minutes of fame” just by having a sex scandal or inheriting a fortune. (Maybe I should amend that to “15 seconds of fame” considering how fast Twitter and Facebook can be.)
Hm. I will say that it is interesting to see the main male lead become so forward and go after the girl, while the heroine plays hard to get. It’s not the first drama where that has happened (Athena, Dal Ja’s Spring, Woman Who Still Wants to Marry, Secret Garden, etc), but it doesn’t usually happen in a Hong Sisters drama. Usually the girl gets “caught” first by the love snare, and then the guy can’t help but think about her.
It’s taken me absolutely forever to get to episode 4. Aside from the fact that I literally had no time, the episodes feel like they take forever even if they’re only an hour long. I am less amused by the Hong Sisters than I was before. After a while, their gimmicks are all the same, and the story line doesn’t feel as fresh as it used to.
I usually do a first impressions post for the first two episodes. (So since I wrote the first part after episode 1, you can imagine my excitement in having written up the post after one episode). The above photo is a favorite shot of mine, as Ae Jung cries, and Dokko Jin turns away out of discomfort. The distance between them must be overcome, and Dokko must learn to trust and turn to Ae Jung…
This time, here’s my judgment on episode 2. Again, I saw it raw, so pardon the misunderstandings.
For one thing, the Hong Sisters have really stepped it up. I was honestly a tad bored with My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, so this was far more exciting. We had fast developments, toilet humor, awkward situations, and totally-taking-advantage-of-the-awkward-situation. For example, at one point Gong Hyo Jin pretends her car is the fancy-shmancy SUV that really belongs to Cha Seung Won. He tells her to get away, but evolves into a complex gag reel that ends with Cha signing her palm and pushing her away to get rid of her.
Yoon Kye Sang and Yoo In Na didn’t get enough screen time to really judge, but Yoo established a great bitchy presence in her few minutes. Yoon looks a bit bland for now – like he’s the smart aleck good boy. At least his mom (?) is Yoon Eun Hye’s mom from Coffee Prince. Bonus cast member: Im Ji Kyu, who was Park Shi Hoo’s lovable secretary in Queen of Reversals. You can’t go wrong with that.
Best Love recently held their press conference – makes sense since they’re premiering so soon! Can’t wait can’t wait! So this is a photo spamazz of the lovely cast. I have to say – I enjoy seeing Cha Seung Won smiling a lot. And Yoo In Na looks adorable, as if clinging for dear life onto Gong Hyo Jin.