Well, well, well, this certainly slightly negates what I said not a day earlier about A Gentleman’s Dignity surely creaming Timeslip Dr. Jin when both premiere on May 26th. Today news broke that Lee Bum Soo has been cast in Timeslip, which pretty much means he’s the real second lead and Jaejoong is there for the pretty hot young thing quotient. I can live with that. Now I’m SOOOOO torn. On one hand, AGD has smexy ahjusshis in Jang Dong Gun, Kim Min Jong, Lee Jong Hyuk, and Kim Soo Ro. That’s a whole lotta manly man sizzle. But I simply LOVE Lee Bum Soo, he won my heart forever more in On Air and Giant. I know my roboty Song Seung Heon is going to get eaten alive, but as long as he brings the pretty, I’m good with that. Right now I’m leaning towards Timeslip, and the two actresses rumored to be joining increase my interest.
Timeslip is in discussions with both Kim So Yeon and Park Min Young. Say what? Okay, that’s strangely discordant yet weirdly intriguing. I hope Kim So Yeon is meant for Song Seung Heon’s character while Park Min Young gets her second JYJ guy in the form of Jaejoong (after she landed Yoochun in Sungkyunkwan Scandal). I don’t think I can handle seeing Song Seung Heon romancing Park Min Young. That brings back horrible memories from East of Eden when Song Seung Heon was paired with Lee Yeon Hee (and also screwed Lee Da Hae‘s screen time and story line over). For now, only Lee Bum Soo has been confirmed to be added to the cast (in his first sageuk in nearly twenty years of acting, woo hoo!), but I’m hoping the two rumored actresses sign on and this beleaguered production can finally get off the ground. AGD has been filming for over 2 weeks now, Timeslip has no more time to lose. Heh heh, me love puns.