So before Big started I was all geared to love the doctor-teacher OTP played by Gong Yoo and Lee Min Jung. I figured once Gong Yoo’s doctor swapped souls with his fiancee Gil Da Ran’s high school student Kang Kyung Joon played by Shin Won Ho, it would just be funny hijinks and the romance of the jokey variety until the real soul swapped back. Lo and behold, one episode into Big, things have been thrown into a tailspin. For one, the main character appears to be high school student Kyung Joon, and I’m wondering if we’re watching the soul-switch version of Romance (the student-teacher romance K-drama with Kim Ha Neul and Kim Jae Won). Second, if that is indeed the case, I HAVE NO PROBLEMS WITH THAT. I already ship Da Ran and Kyung Joon rabidly, screw the age difference. And she’s not really his teacher since he just transferred to that school having just returned to Korea from the US. I have no clue from which cabbage patch the adorable, nnnnggggggg eye-catching Shin Won Ho popped out from, but he’s been added to my treasure trove. MINE. He’s like a combo Song Joong Ki and Yoo Seung Ho. He almost steals the show from Gong Yoo in episode 1, but thankfully Gong Yoo is taking over now that their souls have switched. Still, this boy has got some serious potential and I’m so excited to find a new cutie pie to watch develop his career.
Just so you all know, Shin Won Ho is completely legal. He’s twenty-one already! Yay for not being jailbait, but he still needs to be in ICOMYM for the time being. Boo.