Oh boy, this is…..interesting. I think we might have an actual competition for the worst-wig-of-the-year award, when I had thought nothing could ever come close to the “thing” that rests on top of Yoo Seung Ho‘s head in Arang and the Magistrate. Sometimes when a scene comes on with the Celestial Jade Emperor I subconsciously cringe because I’m afraid his wig is actually alive and about to munch down on his pretty little noggin. So its with great amusement and horror to announce that in the just released teaser for the upcoming sageuk The Great Seer (Dae Poong Soo), the leading man Ji Sung as the titular great seer is sporting what can only be described as a permed low ponytail with curls framing his face. Not to mention his outfit appears to have gauzy wings attached to the sleeves. Buh? Can someone tell me what the costume designer was smoking? Its so inexplicably ridiculously I actually watched the teaser three times before I stopped laughing long enough to actually watch what else was going on.
In terms of content, I started laughing at him doing some sort of energy wielding Tai Chi dance, and almost died when a guy dressed like wolf boy showed up shooting an arrow. This is totally not what I envisioned or expected for this sageuk. SBS also released the poster filming video showing the four leads, and both leading ladies Kim So Yeon and Lee Yoon Ji are gorgeous and lovely beyond belief. Conversely the two leading men are not looking good at all, with Ji Sung’s hairstyle as I described already, but poor Ji Jin Hee looks like an alien life form in the shape of a horrible beard crawled its way up his chin and attached itself there. Between Ji Sung’s wig and Ji Jin Hee’s beard, I think this drama should be about aliens attacking ancient Korea disguised in the form of bad follicle growths. This is sorta depressing from a visual expectation level, but it’s too early to write off the drama yet since the teaser doesn’t reveal a lick of story, only revealing that the stylists in this drama are sadly all blind.
First teaser for The Great Seer: