A couple of weeks ago I had dinner with some girlfriends (wub you, LizzyD and Xiaoxin!) and discussed my Jun Ki’s first post-army project. We went through the available leading ladies and settled on Moon Geun Young or Yoon Eun Hye as great possibilities and prayed for that to happen. Fast forward a few weeks, and not only am I swamped with acclimating to a new job and translated a freaking CHINESE NOVEL (yes, it really is insanely time-consuming), I’m fretting over Lee Jun Ki‘s choice of projects. Luckily, the man must have some great selections and unknown mojo, because the drama and leading lady he picked have both taken me for a loop. Jun Ki is returning to the drama this Summer via a fantasy sageuk called Arang co-starring Shin Mina. I’m surprised, but completely pleased with the choice.
Summer seasons in Korean dramas tend to have the fantasy or horror stuff, such as My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, Hon, or Gumiho Child. Arang is the story of a government official named Arang that can see dead spirits who is approached by the spirit of a bumbling dead female ghost to investigate her death. The drama will be helmed by the PD who did Can You Hear My Heart. The drama will start production in May and air on MBC in July. Apparently it’s a fantasy love story, though I’ve yet to see a ghost/human love story that had a happy ending, so here’s hoping this one breaks the mold. I’m loving that Jun Ki chose a sageuk as his first post-army drama, and that his co-star and PD are both solid. So excited!!!