I’ve been keeping my eye out for information on the new drama The Producers. Kim Soo Hyun working with the writer from You From Another Star again? Well, it worked so well the first time, why not give it another go?
And then it went down hill from there.
Why? Well, it’s pretty easy if you know me at all. (And, as Miss G over at Operation Kdrama Chat called me out on this the other day, she totally knows me!) One thing turned this drama from the ‘automatic watch’ column to a coveted spot on the ‘not even for a fist full of tacos’ list. Again, why you ask? Gong Hyo Jin? Nope. I lurve me some Gong Hyo Jin and for that reason even more than Kim Soo Hyun, I would have watched this. Is it IU then? Well, I’m not a huge IU fan as, while she’s super adorable, I personally don’t think she has a lot of acting range, but it’s not as if I dislike her enough to let her drive a wedge between me and Gong Hyo Jin. So then that leaves one person. Yep, you guessed it.
Cha Tae Hyun. GAH! Just the mention of his name was enough for me to go, “See you later Gong Hyo Jin, better luck next time.”
Do you guys have someone like that? Someone who is on your automatic no list? Someone who you’d wish would steer clear of anything you even think you want to see? I certainly hope so, otherwise I’m the weirdo here.
Why do I dislike him so much? A Prince’s First Love. If you read my review for that drama you’ll see just how much I disliked that drama and while I know you can’t realistically blame someone for how a writer writes a drama, but I hated that show so much, that it (I am not kidding) almost made me give up on Kdrama. If you are reading this, you are probably suffering from a bit of an obsession as well and know that this is not a phrase one bandies about lightly. But indeed, I hated his character, I hated his over the top acting style and by the end of it (this was back when I didn’t realize you could just stop watching a show) just the mere sight of his face can set my lip to snarl–it’s almost a Pavlovian response.
So Gong Hyo Jin, So Kim Soo Hyun, maybe next time.
And just one final question. Who is the lead in this? All we know at this point is that the drama will take place in the production department of a tv network (I’m thinking King Of Dramas but from the networks perspective?) where Cha Tae Hyun and Gong Hyo Jin play senior producers and IU plays a top singer (surprise!). No word on Kim Soo Hyun’s character though. Is the lead going to be Gong Hyo Jin or is it going to be IU? Are they going to pull a You’re All Surrounded where they cast Cha Seung Won, usually the main lead, as the senior detective and let the young things have most of the plot? Not that I don’t think he did a bang up job in that, but I want more for Gong Hyo Jin. It’s way too early for her to be handing over the first lead spot.
But then again, I might be looking too much into this….