Casting News: Jo Jeong Seok, Yay! Oh, and IU, Hrm

Posted by Stephanie on January 31, 2013

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You're the bestJo Jeong Seok who, I don’t know about you guys, but I fell in love with as the loyal soldier in King2Hearts is in talks to get his first lead role in a Kdrama. (Guess I’m not the only one who thought he was awesome then.)

The show is called ‘You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin‘ and according to Mnet, “In the drama, a girl named Lee Soon Shin from a rural island village moves up to Seoul and meets an honest and hardworking businessman and becomes a star”
Well, that sounds super cute. And it’s a weekend drama, which I’m pretty partial to. So why am I not more excited for this prospect? Don’t get me wrong. I could totally watch 16 (since it’s a weekend drama, probably even more than that) hours of Jo Jeong Seok. It’s the rest of the drama plan that trips me up.

And that issue is? Also up for her first lead role? IU. Umm. Huh. Now, yes, she was one of my favorite storylines in Dream High. But hers was one of the smaller storylines and she didn’t get a ton of screen time. Does she have the chops to pull off a leading role?

I just don’t think so.

Not only that but the two actors seem like such an odd pair, he seems so much older and I don’t know, mature than she does?
I guess time will tell as it’s still pretty early. As we know, production teams are ‘in talks’ with lots of actors before they settle on a cast. I hope Jo Heong Seok does jump into the heroes roll. I think he totally deserves it and will do really well.

IU?

Well, I wish her luck and continued success in her career as a cute idol.

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