The first peek at the upcoming MBC Wed-Thurs drama Wild Romance is out courtesy of the two leads at script reading. I’m hiding the pictures after the jump, as to not scare anyone. If you thought the hair in Full House 2 looked bad, Lee Shi Young might just beat them all. Her co-star Lee Dong Wook caught a break and lucky for him looks normal, albeit a little too serious. In the drama, he’s playing a baseball player and she’s his bodyguard. Cue wild and wacky romance? The second leads are Oh Man Seok as another baseball player, and Hwang Sun Hee as his wife. Truth be told though I can’t explain why, I’m more excited about the second leads story already. WR will be premiering in January following Man of Honor.
Are you ready? Do you see the monstrosity on Lee Shi Young’s head? She appears to be sporting the same haircut as her co-star (always a no-no in my book – borrowing your boyfriends clothes = okay, borrowing his hairdo = not okay), except with way more on top. It’s like a bird is getting ready to make a nest up there. The thing is an inverse triangle of ugly. Poor Shi Young, suffering for her job. I wonder if it’s a wig or they made her cut it for real? I can never understand why K-dramas insist that women with a certain persona (tough, poor and plucky, etc.) must have no sense of style? It’s insulting and unrealistic.
The drama itself comes with high credentials, as writer Park Yeon Seon penned the critically acclaimed Alone in Love and the quirky cult favorite Mixed Up Investigative Agency. Directing will be the PD who did Woman in the Sun. I’ll probably bank a couple of episodes before checking it out, unless I hear it’s deliciously yummy right off the bat. I’ve never been a Lee Dong Wook fangirl, he’s aight, but I loathed his constipated performance in Scent of a Woman (what few episodes I saw) so I’m a tad allergic to him right now. Hope playing a baseball player will loosen him up a bit.