As all the attention in Japan is focused on KimuTaku‘s upcoming Nankyoku Tairiku for TBS, but rival Fuji TV‘s Boku to Star no 99 Nichi (My 99 Days with the Star) could be the perfect counter programming for those looking for fluff. I’m not highbrow enough to dislike fluff on principle, and clearly love crappy dramas as long as it entertains me. I can’t see Boku to Star being terrific as some sort of rom-com masterpiece, but I’m intrigued enough with the pairing of Kim Tae Hee and Nishijima Hidetoshi enough to tune in. The drama released a longer trailer today that shows Kim Tae Hee will be fine with the Japanese dialogue, but it’s the story that has me concerned. At the end of the day, it has to make me care about the OTP.
In the dorama, Kim Tae Hee plays Korean starlet Kim Yuna, and of course Nishijima becomes her bodyguard due to a series of plot devices. Let’s just call it The Bodyguard without the singing but with added cross-cultural issues. Also joining the cast to increase it’s Korean actor quota is 2PM‘s Taecyeon, who returns to the small screen after a successful performance and role in Dream High earlier this year.
I may be Team SamMi all the way, but I loved his Jin Gook. What a solid A+ kinda guy. In this dorama, his character appears rather mysterious in the beginning, and will have his own love line in the drama. Taec is not a strong actor yet, but I like him well enough in the right roles. I’m already betting that he’s probably Yuna’s younger brother or something like that. Boku to Star premieres on October 23, 2011.
Second Teaser for Boku to Star no 99 Nichi: