After hearing about the editing debacle that was the last episode of Sign, it just reinforces my belief that K-dramas should aim to be pre-produced, for the health, safety, and sanity of the the production crew and the viewers. With that said, K-dramas not only live shoot, lately its also pretty last minute on confirming some casting news. SBS notoriously yanked its 9 p.m. drama hour completely (stranding What’s Up without an airdate) as well as giving Poseidon the post-Midas slot one day and then taking it right back the next. Classy, SBS, real classy.
So what is airing behind Midas, you ask? Why that would be a drama called Lie to Me (recently renamed Sweet Scandal), which still has not confirmed its lead actors. So SBS yanks Poseidon, which has been filming for months now, for a drama that doesn’t even have a confirmed cast? It would appear so, however much it hurts the brain to try to rationalize the thought process that went into this. If anything can be said, it’s that the rumored cast of Sweet Scandal is pretty intriguing – Lee Seo Jin, Park Shi Hoo, and Yoon Eun Hye.
I wouldn’t be surprised if this rumored casting comes true – apparently word on the street is that Yoon Eun Hye’s camp is asking the production not to send out a press release about her casting until her movie My Black Mini Dress premieres next week, so as to not detract attention from that project.
Lee Seo Jin is someone I like way better in sageuks, and don’t like much at all in real life. Park Shi Hoo always looks like an albino bird to me in pictures, but then I watch him onscreen and I totally get his appeal, and then he goes back to being an albino bird the next time I see him in pictures. But he’s a totally wonderful dude in real life, and I love the fact that he’s notorious now for being a second lead who almost always steals the show. Heh.
I’m sad to report that regardless of how potentially charismatic the cast of Sweet Scandal will be, I have zero faith in its scriptwriter, the person who brought the world Heading to the Ground (aka the soccer drama where somehow Yunho ends up in an insane asylum). “Nuff said. But the PD has a nice resume that includes directing Green Rose and Father’s House.
If Yoon Eun Hye accepts Sweet Scandal, and the script goes bonkers rather like it did for her My Fair Lady, I would be so sad again. With drama after K-drama letting me down in the script department lately, I’m beginning to wonder where the good scriptwriters have all gone?