Oh my freaking bejeebus! Before I get to the casting talk about Timeslip Dr. Jin, I have to first announce this new piece of information I gleaned. Apparently the good Dr. Jin will be written by two screenwriters, one of whom did Road No. 1, and the other did Spy Myung Wol. No, I am not joking and this is not some sick prank. Two of the worst dramas to come out of the Korea in the last 3 years, and those two writers are going to put their itty bitty creativity together and spit out a time-traveling drama based on a mega-popular Japanese version? My head is definitely spinning. I hope Park Min Young knows what she’s doing since today she just confirmed that she will be joining the cast. Still no word on Kim So Yeon, but Park Min Young will be playing the lead actress, and she has two roles. One is as Dr. Jin Hyuk’s (Song Seung Heon) surgeon girlfriend in the modern era, and the other is a Joseon young lady from a well-to-do family.
It’s never say never when it comes to co-star chemistry. I had beyond high hopes for Cha Seung Won and Gong Hyo Jin before Best Love and they ended up fizzling due to lack of compatibility in acting styles. I had zero hopes for Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won before The King 2 Hearts and right now they own my heart, soul, and typing fingers. Park Min Young usually has good-to-great chemistry with all her male co-stars, but Song Seung Heon is super hit-and-miss. Hands down his best leading lady is Kim Tae Hee, but I’m not sure he can recreate that magic with Park Min Young. For some reason, I think Park Min Young will have cute chemistry with Jaejoong, as opposed to slightly ahjusshi-esque vibe with Song Seung Heon. Right now the drama has a little over a month before its premiere date, and it hasn’t started filming. AT ALL. A Gentleman’s Dignity is into its third week of filming. I swear Timeslip Dr. Jin will either be a spectacular failure or somehow come together seamlessly as to make all the doubters eat their doubty words.