Seriously, Taiwan? You had to get on this bandwagon as well? You couldn’t have just left what was pretty swell alone and had to stick your foot in the game? I heard this news in a roundabout way actually – I found out that Park Shin Hye quietly flew to Taiwan this week to film a cameo appearance in the Taiwan version of You’re Beautiful, which is the first time she’s been back since she filmed Hayate the Combat Butler there in 2010 with George Hu. I had to pick my jaw off the floor the moment I heard there was yet another YB remake in the works, which comes after the J-dorama version last Summer Ikemen desu ne starring Takimoto Miori and Tamamori Yuta, where Jang Geun Seok actually made a cameo appearance. I was crazy obsessed with the original starring Park Shin Hye and Jang Geuk Seok for about half of its run, and then the ridiculous plot devices and increasingly tired doormat of a heroine really lost me in the final stretch. But I still remember it fondly and still listen to its OST on rotation in the car. The original was a drama airing with the right cast at the right time, low-rating aside since it was up against the juggernaut that was IRIS. I never thought Japan should have remade it, and I definitely don’t think Taiwan needs to as well. This version has only confirmed male lead Jiro Wang playing the diva lead singer of A.N.Jell. I’m so sad Jiro is following up what is so far a lovely performance in Drama Go Go Go with this sure to be hot mess. Below is the first picture of the entire cast at the first day filming. Since the full cast isn’t confirmed, I actually don’t know who the other actors and actress is since they all look like newbies to me.
Why are there four guys and one girl? Ih yeah, one of them could be the manager dude. Sigh. No word on airing channel or date, clearly it’ll be pre-filmed and then sold to one of the cable networks.