My general take away from the press conference for Dream High 2 consists of two main observations – why the bleeping bleep are there a billion cast members attending, and why are almost every single one of the ladies dressed like a skank ho ready to show her lady goods to a few million drama viewers? Neither of my points affect whether the dream is potentially any good, but do leave me rather visually exhausted and turned off by the cast. I get that this is an ensemble piece, and that DH2 may have some hella awesome secondary characters, but less is more would be my suggestion for this event. Unless we’re talking about hemlines and bustlines for the majority of dresses (or scraps of clothing that calls itself a dress) worn by the female actors, in which case I would say – cover yourself up ladies, because a nip slip or a crotch shot is about a snap away, and this is a family event. If you manage to scroll past the fugly, have a look at the four minute trailer for DH2. Like I said, I don’t know any of the six young leads for this drama, so I won’t even bother identifying most of them, but you can judge the outfits for yourself.
The extended trailer doesn’t seem good or bad, with a bit of cheekiness, some self-awareness, and plenty of trying very hard energy going on. I’ll reserve judgment until I watch a few eps, since it took me that long to fall for the original Dream High’s charm.
4-minute trailer for Dream High 2:
[Credit: all pictures as marked of the respective news agency]