OMG what is this? Bleh bleh bleh all around for the group poster for Cheongdamdong Alice starring Moon Geun Young, Park Shi Hoo, Kim Ji Seok, and So Yi Hyun. SBS released the posters today and to say I am underwhelmed is an understatement. The other poster (below the jump), showing Park Shi Hoo as the white rabbit-esque figure leading Moon Geun Young’s Alice down a foresty rabbit hole, is decent enough but both actors are hidden in the corner it really lessens the visual impact of their presence. But I have to give a giant thumbs down for the full cast poster above, which is just unimaginative paired with gaudy. It looks like a sell sheet for a circus troupe, plus all four leads look strangely out of it. The drama is airing in two weeks and I’m still beyond excited but I was hoping for more snap, crackle, and pop with the promos. The K-news has discovered a coincidental link between three of the leads that I totally forgot about though I lived through it – back in Spring of 2010, three Wed-Thurs dramas premiered on the same day and went on the duke it out for ratings between Moon Geun Young in Cinderella Unni, Park Shi Hoo in Prosecutor Princess, and Kim Ji Seok in Personal Taste. For awhile my drama friends referred to these three dramas as the Trifecta of Suck, though all three generated quite a heated fandom. I’m hoping CA puts a little more creativity into it for the rest of its promos. C’mon CA, turn on the oomph!
Below are the first stills of Moon Geun Young in the flashback scenes as a high school student, which is so not a stretch for her to play. She looks fantastic.