SBS picked up Paradise Ranch instead of this? Group 8 released the full-length trailer (25 minutes in length) for its fully-completed sports drama Birdie Buddy, starring UEE, Lee Yong Woo, and Lee Da Hee. It doesn’t look that bad.
Really, I’ve seen far worse trailers (and end result dramas). But you shouldn’t take my word for it, since I am a total sucker for sports-coming-of-age stories and I golf, so lady golfers are my kin. I’ve linked to the trailer below (with and without subs), so watch for yourself.
With Poseidon and What’s Up both getting shafted as well, I don’t know what the chances are that Birdie Buddy will be picked up even with positive audience feedback to this trailer. As viewers we bemoan the K-drama live shoot system, and then you see a pre-shot drama like Birdie Buddy sink all the money into production costs only likely never to be picked up. There just doesn’t seem to be a win-win situation here.
I have to say that thank the lord Lee Yong Woo got rid of these dreadlocks rather quickly in the drama. I would have never been able to take him seriously otherwise. UEE, on the other hand, looks quite charming and spirited without being OTT or cutesy. Like I said, BB seems like a harmless little sport romp, so I hope some TV network picks it up.
Trailer for Birdie Buddy:
If want to watch it with English subs, Dramafever has it fully subbed already, so click here to watch.