It was just announced that big favorite amongst the Kchat Jjigae ladies, Seo In Guk, is coming back to tv! I can just hear the fangirls rejoycing from here. We’re excited and surprised as, since he did have to leave the military due to an ankle injury, the usual course of action is to lay low until your time would have run out, and then get back to work. Seo In Guk is all ‘uhuh’ and decided to sign onto a drama no matter what the internet trolls say.
Us other (good) internet trolls say WAHOO!
Turns out, after some quick internet searching, the drama that was just announced actually isn’t the only thing he’s up for this year! First off, he’s going to be in a web drama called Romance Island (no details on the plot, although wouldn’t it be nice if it were a remake of that movie Romantic Island with Lee Seun Gyun?). While I’m not the biggest fan of webisodes, I (and you) are going to have to check it out! Why? Not only does it star Seo In Guk, it also stars Kim Ji Won — who I hope you remember as the heroine from Fight My Way! Remember that drama? Remember how good she was in it? Now think of her and Seo In Guk together — you just got drama tingles, didn’t you?
Now the main drama news I have for you is that he is going to be in a drama One Hundred Million Stars From the Sky for tvN. When I read this, I thought the name of it sounded familiar, and so after some more quick internet searching, I found that this is a remake of Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi — which meant nothing to me until I realized it was a Kimura Takuya drama! Remember when I was totally obsessed with him and tried to watch everything he’d been in? Well, this is one of the ones I didn’t quite make it to before my interest petered out. Probably because the synopsis is this:
The story opens after a young female student kills herself by jumping off a balcony. It’s soon discovered that she was in fact stabbed, and the room arranged to make it look like a suicide. And so we begin. A few minor details lead Detective Kanzo to suspect that Ryo, an enigmatic chef’s assistant, knows more about her death.The two have run into each other by chance a few times, and eachtime left Kanzo with an uncomfortable feeling. Every clue that is revealed seems to lead to more questions about Ryo, his obsessive girlfriend, his callous and manipulative relations with several women, and about a painful memory from Kanzo’s past. Things get more complicated when a powerful love/hate relationship develops between Ryo and Kanza’s little sister, the beautiful Yuko. What exactly is their connection? As the evidence (and body count) rises, Kanza tries desperately to save his sister from Ryo’s influence. He’s no saint, but is he the Devil Kanza thinks he is? And why? The answers will floor you, even when you think you’ve got them figured out already.
Hmmmm… sounds angsty.
Which is actually kind of weird as Soompi says the drama’s plot is more like this:
The drama will follow the story of two people who have a fateful meeting and continue to cross paths throughout their daily lives.
With the hero being a microbrewer and the heroine being an ad exec. Is it me or does this seem like a wildly different drama? I mean, I know it’s going to be an adaptation, but there doesn’t seem to be much in common between the two, with the exception of the fact that there will be a hero and a heroine and both have leading actors I’m interested in. While I’m sure more details will emerge as we get closer, but for now, this is definitely going to linger in my brain for a while.
Anyway, while they haven’t signed a heroine, they have offered it to Jung So Min, who, thinking about it, could also be a great match with Seo In Guk! I’ve really enjoyed her work as she’s getting older.
All this considered, it looks like it’s going to be a pretty good year for Seo In Guk!