Well if we can’t get them in a drama together, a photo shoot works too! Jang Geun Suk and Park Shin Hye pose pretty for Codes Combine’s Haiker 2011 Fall-Winter Line. Jang has been modeling for them since last year, but Park has recently teamed up with him.
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.
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.
OHMYGAWD – I think I wanna watch this drama more than ever.
Here’s a preview of Best Love, or Greatest Love. Below is a translation of the preview. It’s so cute! And I love seeing Cha Seung Won smiling more. I think it’s still a litle weird, but hey – more work for him to convince me that he can do it!
Yoo In Na and Yoon Kye Sang (whee!) have both joined the cast of Discovery of Affection alongside Gong Hyo Jin and Cha Seung Won. Yoon Kye Sang plays Yoon Pil Joo, a man with no interest in celebrities or the entertainment world Yoo In Na plays Kang Seri, a girl group co-member with Gong Hyo Jin and a love interest of Cha Seung Won’s. Of course, we know the ultimate pairing is Gong and Cha, so Yoo is gonna lose out. Then again, I don’t think Yoo and Cha look very good together…
I’m not entirely sure who is the “has-been actor” and the “current top star”, but I hope Cha is the has-been and Gong is the “hot new thing” because otherwise, it’d just be weird… Besides, I’d love to see Cha be a little bitter and a little diva-ish.