Great news drama fans, after much speculation as to their long hiatus (well, speculation by me) the Hong Sisters have emerged from whatever pun-laden hole they were were hiding in.
Details are slim, very slim, with the exception of the fact that they have pitched to MBC–where I see the conversation going something like this:
Hong Sisters: We were thinking….
MBC: YES! We want it! When can you have it ready?
That’s what being writing stars with a line of hits strewn behind them will do. I think the Hong Sisters are the only ones out there, popularity wise, who can give Kim Eun Suk a run for her money. Think about it, both writers have solid hits and breakout dramas, both have actors standing in line to work for them, and both are considered ‘must see tv’ by the general public. Actually, the Hong Sisters do have that stinker Big lingering on their resume, and I shall always blame them for seemly permanently scaring Gong Yoo away from TV, but they seemed to have redeemed themselves nicely with Master’s Sun–which is why I wondered what was the hold up on a new drama–usually their new projects come every year. This new unnamed, unplotted, uncast drama, is eyeing a winter 2015 time slot–which is also a little weird. Is it just me or does the Hong Sisters seem to scream summer fare? You know, light, irreverent and pop-y. Winter always makes me think of more serious things, moody pieces, stuff you watch knowing it’s probably going to be ‘bittersweet’.
I’m sure this news will make lots of people (kdrama fans) celebrate in the street. Me? In the scheme of things their dramas never rate high on my favorites lists. Greatest Love, I ended up liking, but it took me way too long to get there. Master’s Sun I had trouble with the plotting, and You’re Beautiful? Actually, I really like You’re Beautiful so I’ll give them a pass there. I’m just not a big fan of slapstick, which they are chock-a-block on, and I know that a lot of their humor and wit is in their wordplay, and since I don’t speak the language, I know I’m missing out. I’m sorry to deduct points on them for something that isn’t their fault–but that’s just how I roll.
Usually though, I’m a sucker for their casting, so I will keep an eye out for it, and I’m interested in seeing what sort of plot they coming out with this year–they’re so varied in what they do–it’s impossible to guess where they might go.
So admit it–who among you heard this news and squeee’d with delight? Heh. Or rolled your eyes?