As Missing You gears up for its premiere next week and its press conference this week, expect tons of stills and likely more teasers to whet our appetite. It’s actually rather late for a drama to be dropping official stills of its adult cast but this one has a rather long childhood portion so the adults aren’t showing up for a few weeks anyway. Much as I adore Yeo Jin Gu and Kim So Hyun, there is no way I’d check out a drama just for them (yet), so it remains waiting for Yoon Eun Hye and Yoo Seung Ho to show up that is my entry point into this drama. Of course, if the script is tight and compelling and the acting is rock solid, I’ll be onboard for the story rather than the actors in a jiffy. MBC released the first official stills of leading man Yoochun, which appear to be shot in the same studio as Yoo Seung Ho’s, with the same photoshop editor afterwards, and the same photographer calling the poses. Be sad. No, be sadder. Look in the distance. No, look really really far in the distance. I actually love the ambiance of the stills – the blues, blacks, and greys with the window creating a fractured effect all ringed with the raindrops of schmoopiness. But the execution is so posed, even for Yoo Seung Ho’s set, that to see the same thing with Yoochun’s leaves me baffled at why the production would recycle its own stilted concept. A bit of creative conversion would have done wonders to make Yoochun not look like he was aping Yoo Seung Ho. Not that I think he is, since he may have shot his stills first. On the upside, he’s channeling the right look of longing and frustration, his hair looks decently shorn, and his outfit is ridiculously hot on him.. Now I’m just waiting on pins and needles to see what the drama releases for Yoon Eun Hye.
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