Baro is back!
Awww….Auntie Stephanie is so proud. You know, since becoming the ultimate B1A4 fan, I’ve been feeling very warm and fuzzy towards the members—or at least I did once I learned all their names. Ahem…Baro, Jinyoung, CNU, Sandeul, and Gongchan.
(Of course it will be embarrassing to admit just how long it took me to learn faces to the names–I swear it drove Cherry batty as she was trying to teach me!)
Anyway, Baro is definitely out there making a name for himself as the actor of the group, with roles in the super popular Answer Me 1994, last years God’s Gift 14 Days, and now signing onto the upcoming drama Angry Mom. You know what I like about Baro is, where he’s not leading man material, he seems to be enjoying himself stretching into different types of characters. In this new drama he’s actually playing an antagonist! A school bully who bullies angry mom’s daughter so much she decides to take action, disguise herself as a high school student and give those bullies a taste of their own medicine.
Umm… is it me or does this show seem kind of awesome? Or, maybe I should clarify the show I’m building in my head around the premise is kind of awesome.
Picture it: South Korea 2015 (heh, totally channelling Golden Girls here), spunky, outspoken single mom (it’s imperative that she is a single mom) with a precocious daughter, gets fed up with her only child coming home in tears due to bullying. Tired of the school not doing anything she takes matters into her own hands and with the help of a quirky best friend side kick she goes undercover to the school, much to her daughters embarrassment. At the school she gets her revenge by picking off the bullies one by one–not killing them, just putting the spoiled rich boys (come on, of course they have to be almost-chaebols) into their places. Queue one sexy teacher who she starts to fall for. Does she blow her cover by admitting her love for him? Does he risk his livelihood and reputation by carrying on with a supposed student?
And scene. How much do you want to see that drama? It’s like part Coffee Prince, part whatever that old Drew Barrymore movie was, almost all awesome.
However, this is where I get into trouble, putting my expectations onto a show before actually seeing it, then when the plot does happen, I get disappointed, and possibly never give the show an actual chance. Poor show. Of course, this would all be fixed if they’d just do the drama my way, but since Korean drama writers do not feel the need to consult me when plotting out their dramas, we are at a stalemate.
Until my hopes are dashed I will continue to keep an eye out for news on this drama. And even if it doesn’t work out that I can watch the drama, I’m going to always be pleased that Baro is still getting his name out there.