Oh noes. I was actually kind of, almost, looking forward to this drama, too! Turns out that the drama, which is about half way done with filming, still doesn’t have a network. Which is weird. Can we all agree, that’s just weird? Makes you wonder about the show, doesn’t it?
It’s not like they don’t have a good cast. I know Jung Il Woo may be clinging as tightly as he can to that top tier actor title, but after a few not so noteworthy dramas, that step may just be getting a little bit slipperier. Add to that Ahn Jae Hyun who, until he became attached to last years Blood, was considered a pretty up and coming actor. While I am not a huge fan of the dramas they’ve chosen of late, they are both solid actors with a fair amount of star power behind them.
Though why either of them are attempting to still play high school students is rather beyond me.
Is it just a matter of scheduling? That tons of really good dramas have already taken all the available spots? (Although isn’t there one on the schedule that can’t seem to keep it’s cast?) Yes, the drama is only half done, but most dramas actually start out with fewer episodes in the bag than this one has. Question. Is it me or does it seem weird that a drama goes this much into production without some sort of nod from a network? Yes, sometimes there are preproduced dramas (they are popping up with a bit more frequency) but the ones I know about all had networks in their back pockets. It seems like the safer route.
Or, juicer still… do the networks know something that we don’t? Maybe the networks have read the scripts or seen the footage and went…”Yeah…I don’t think that’s for us. No, no it’s not you it’s us.” Although I actually wanted to see the show, isn’t that the more interesting thought? (Yep. I see it now. Yes, I am a terrible person.)
And a MIA network isn’t the only issue this show is having. Apparently, the writer hasn’t even finished writing the thing yet, and the lead girl has signed onto do another show. The production is all mad because they were thinking they were going to be on tv the same time as her new show and I guess having a lead actress in dramas going head to head is just not done. Here’s the thing though. If you don’t have a network, have no real idea when the show is going to go on the air, what are the actors supposed to do? Just hang around and do nothing on the off chance this show will be picked up in a competing time slot? That doesn’t quite seem fair to actors who are working their way up the lead role food chain.
It all reminds me of that Kim Hyun Joong drama, what was it, City Conquest? City Something. The production started, they hired the cast, sold the international rights, and then…nothing. Eventually the cast gave up and moved on, and now the show is in pieces in someones hard drive.
I really do hope that Cinderella and the Four Knights gets its act together because, despite the old guys playing high school kids, the premise sounded like a lot of fun!