I suppose I could have titled this post with the confirmed news, which is that Mickey Yoochun has signed on as the lead for the upcoming MBC drama I Miss You. Sadly his involvement does not get me excited in any drama in the least. This drama is scheduled to air after Arang and the Magistrate which means it really needs to get a move on with finalizing the entire cast. What piqued my interest in this drama initially was rumors that Chun Jung Myung has been approached to play the other male lead, which just sent me into howls of noooooooo. PIE is way too seasoned an actor to be playing second fiddle to anyone, much less Yoochun. Now it appears that his involvement is looking less and less likely. So I wiped away my sweat of relief only to hear the news that Yoon Eun Hye is reported deep in talks to play the leading lady. What? Once again, nooooooooo, this pairing does nothing for me. I’ve now watched Yoochun in four consecutive dramas and still the guy goes not click with me. He’s by far the best acting one out of the DBSK boys, and his real life cuteness cannot be denied. But as a leading man he leaves me feeling this odd emptiness, like he can be replaced by a cardboard facsimile of himself and I wouldn’t feel the difference. Stranger things have happened, and it wasn’t until my 3rd Lee Seung Gi drama that I fell head over heels in love with my boy. Perhaps this pairing of my beloved Eun Hye with Yoochun will flip the switch for me on him.
So far only Yoochun and the two kids playing the child counterparts of the OTP have been confirmed. That would be Yeo Jin Gu and Kim So Hyun, reuniting them from as the alterna-OTP in the child cast of The Moon that Embraces the Sun. Based on the synopsis I read, I Miss You sounds straight out of the early Hallyu vault. It’s about first loves that are torn apart for whatever reason and many years later when they are adults they try to find their way back to each other. Yoochun’s character grows up to be a cop and he’s described as playful off the job but a determined crime fighter on the job. There is no description yet on the female lead. I know I ought to be happy about the possibility of Eun Hye coming back to the small screen, but I can’t lie about being ambivalent about this. I mostly wish she would pick a different genre and have another co-star. But knowing my luck, this drama might turn out to be all sorts of awesome and I’ll fall madly in love with it. I Miss You will air this November on Wed-Thurs.