You can give this to the Hong Sisters, they have yet to do a drama that flat out sucks. I’m iffy about half their projects, but its more along the lines that it doesn’t work for me cohesively, but I can see why others love it. Every time they announce a new project, I find myself intrigued and excited, even if the cast doesn’t consist of my favorites. I’ve only been rabid about one of their dramas prior to its release, and that was Best Love due to my love for Cha Seung Won and Gong Hyo Jin. Summer seems to be the Hong Sisters favorite season recently, so its no surprise to me when they announced their next drama titled Big would be premiering in June on KBS following Love Rain. Starring Gong Yoo, Lee Min Jung, Suzy, and Jang Hee Jin, this drama is a body-switch caper with one Gong Yoo and three ladies. Lucky lucky him. I like this cast so I’ll definitely be checking this out, especially since I’ll be in the mood for a wacky rom-com after The King 2 Hearts ends.
In the drama, Gong Yoo plays two characters, the teenage boy and the adult man, whereby hijinks ensue when their souls switch bodies. The teenage boy finds himself in the body of a thirty year old man, who so happens to be the fiancee of his high school teacher played by Lee Min Jung. Suzy plays the teenage boy’s current high school crush/girlfriend, while Jang Hee Jin rounds out the cast as the ex-girlfriend of the adult man. I’m not sure how believable it’ll be to have Gong Yoo, who is past thirty and a few years out of the army already, playing a high school student. But hey, the last Hong Sister’s male lead was a forty year old Cha Seung Won playing Dokko Jin like he had the EQ of a twelve year old. I’m always game for their dramas, so I’ll definitely follow along with the production and see what interesting new tricks these two ladies have up their sleeves. It’s quite a coop to land Gong Yoo, who left for MS right after the ratings success of Coffee Prince, and returned to do some really well-received movies.