Preview: C-drama Remake of All About Eve
I have a confession to make: I have never watched the classic K-drama All About Eve. And I don’t intend to anytime soon. I tried once, but the dated look and feel of it really wasn’t my cup of tea. I remain curious about the story, and why Jang Dong Gun is considered a Don Juan of the first order in that drama.
China is doing a remake of All About Eve. Normally this would hardly interest me, trendy modern C-dramas are also not my cup of tea. But for the fact that they cast Jang Hyuk as the leading male. Suddenly my interest is piqued to the umpteenth degree, because I will watch Jang Hyuk squat in a street corner and stare at mosquitoes. Yes, I will watch that man in anything (even if it sucks and I don’t end up finishing it).
The All About Eve C-drama remake has wrapped filming, and is scheduled to air come September (which is also when Jang Hyuk’s upcoming K-drama with Ha Ji Won, Secret Garden, is scheduled to air in Korean, meaning Jang Hyuk will have two dramas airing simultaneously in two countries, a rare feat indeed).
I’ve scrounged up every promotional picture I can find, and hereby present to you Falling in Love with a Female Anchor (the literal translation of the drama title, 愛上女主播, which was also the original Chinese translated title of All About Eve).
No Clue About The Story, So Imma Making This All Up:
(Zhu Dan and Cheryl Yang are competing for the job as the head anchor of the local news station, and Jang Hyuk is a former mob boss who has decided to be a legit citizen, so he bought this news station – how else do you explain that hairdo on Hyukie?)
(Office politics sucks, but its all okay if your boss looks like a broody Yakuza come to life)
(Your boss has a boohoo sob story with a clearly recently deceased first love that strangely looks like Chae Rim, and now he can’t bring himself to love another woman, until he finds himself needing to comfort you after you get into a bitch fight with Cheryl)
(You finally have your first solo broadcast, and you and Cheryl have made a tenuous truce – she can be the resident bitch and terrorize all the other newbies )
(But now you don’t have time for frivolous love affairs, especially with your boss – but how can you resist when this man hugs you like that)
(Jang Hyuk has successfully won his gal and run his news station, all in a day’s work)
Now for some BTS action:
(Apparently the director needs to demonstrate how to be sick and frail, and how to act solicitous and minster to the sickly)
(Whenever I see all the shiny lights and the tens of staff in the background, it totally makes a romantic scene seem so clinical and antiseptic all of a sudden, but eh, more Jang Hyuk, I’d take that any day!)
(Jang Hyuk really does know how to left hug and right embrace (a Chinese saying about man who has a woman on each arm), but I guess he has twice the hair as any normal man, hence he needs twice the ladies to balance it out)