New stills of Jang Geun Seok as an artist for his upcoming drama have been released. And yikes, that does look like the ‘do that was quite popular back in the 70s. Not that I would know, but it does look out of style…
In Love Rain, a period melodrama that spans from the 1970s to the present day and age, Jang Geun Seok actually plays two characters in this drama — an artist in the 70s and his son — yes, his SON — who’s a photographer in 2012. It’s mindblowing, I know. I still don’t understand how that works out either.
His character Seo In Ha is supposedly a “gentle and sentimental person” while his son, Seo Jun, is a “cold-hearted individual.” Oh of course the two different generations should contrast one another and thus be brought into comparison. Makes sense that whatever wrongs the first generation makes should be corrected in the second. It’ll be like a repeat of the 70s except the children will do everything opposite of their parents and learn from their mistakes. There, I’ve summed up the whole drama for you in two seconds. You don’t even need to watch it now. 😛
His co-star Yoona, from the popular K-pop group SNSD, will also be doing double duty as she plays two leading female characters in this drama. She’ll be headlining as the leading lady Yoon Hee in the 70s and as her daughter, Haru, in the present day. Seriously? That is definitely going to confuse me.
The drama is directed by PD Yoon Seok Ho, and because he’s such a big deal, the drama’s already gaining a lot of hype since it’s his return to drama-land after a break for five years. He’s known as the Seasons Dramas PD because he directed all four of the Seasons Dramas Series — Autumn Tale, Winter Sonata, Summer Scent, and Spring Waltz. He’s the creator behind these dramas that started the Hallyu Wave. You either hate him or love him for coming up with the Seasons idea.
Love Rain’s something that Jang Geun Seok and PD Yoon Seok Ho fans everywhere can look forward to. I’m personally not that excited for it because while the premise is quite interesting and this will be Jang Geun Seok’s project after the dud that was Mary Stayed Out All Night, I’m not exactly thrilled that Yoona will be playing the leading lady. She’s fine as a singer but she sucks as an actress. There, I’ve said it. She may be the most dedicated and hardworking person on this show, but if she can’t act, then she really. can’t. act. I’d much prefer that these lead roles be given to someone more deserving, especially if it’s a newbie or an up-and-comer that has the talent already, but needs more projects under their belt to broaden their range and finetune their acting.
Sorry for getting preachy there, but it really frustrates me when idols are given leading roles when they either have little to no acting experience, or have the experience but suck big boba balls. Of course if they’re idols that are good at acting, then fine. But if they’re not, then they should just all stick to singing, please. Anyhow, I digress.
If any of you are interested — and still reading after my big rant above — the writer for this drama is Oh Soo Yeon, who wrote All About Eve and Autumn Tale. The drama’s expected to be broadcasted in March 2012. It began filming earlier this year, back in late-September, and should be mostly pre-produced before it’s premiere. Pre-production’s always a plus. Guaranteed.
News and Photos Sources: 10Asia and naver