Okay, this is like Christmas came early…..but then you didn’t quite get the present you were hoping for. It’s not a disappointment per se, I simply need some time to process this and wrap my head around it. Song Joong Ki FINALLY gets his leading man role in a prime time drama, and it’s so meaty I could weep in happiness for him. He’s just signed on to screenwriter Lee Kyung Hee‘s latest melodrama (don’t tell me you were expecting anything else) Nice Guy. Barring the shudder-inducing flashback to Bad Guy simply by the similarity in titles, I was already a million percent on board the second I knew this was a Lee Kyung Hee-penned drama. She has written some of my all time favorite K-dramas ever, and I consider her a writer that always attempts to dissect and delve into the emotion of love (not romance, not passion, but love). Toss in Song Joong Ki, I’m now a billion percent committed. The only hitch is that the rumored leading lady isn’t one of my fave young actresses.
In talks to be the leading lady is Moon Chae Won, who is really have a phenomenal last 2 years in terms of career explosion. I confess I was hoping it would be Moon Geun Young, as she’s long overdue for another project, and her pairing up with Song Joong Ki has long been a dream of mine. I like Moon Chae Won, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve yet to completely love her performance or character in any of her previous works. I do prefer her playing young and sassy types, because she tends to be all teary and overwrought at times when she delves into the melodrama. With that said, if she does sign on (which looks highly likely), then I’m game for this pairing. Nice Guy will be about a man who gets his heart broken by a woman, and he decides to get revenge by using other women, including a blind woman who ends up changing his outlook on love. The drama is slated to air on KBS in August.