He hasn’t even made an appearance yet in the drama but each new still of Yoo Seung Ho in Missing You is sending me into ever higher fits of incoherency. He. Is. So. Gorgeous. Korea should be prohibited from sending him out to lure all the noonas to the yard because then we would be forced to out ourselves as members of ICOMYM. Now that Kim Bum is of age, and my other baby Shin recently turned 21, Yoo Seung Ho pretty much stands all alone at the pinnacle of hot Korean actors who are totally and completely illegal to drool over in real life. Funnily enough, Yeo Jin Gu is really starting to get there, since he’s like 15-going-on-25 based on his performance as the child Han Jung Woo in Missing You. Once Yoo Seung Ho is 21, I’ve no doubt Yeo Jin Gu will step right into his shoes and become the noona-killer he’s destined to be.
The acting of the kids in MY have been uniformly outstanding (Yeo Jin Gu was the weak link in episode 1 but by the end of episode 4 be was back to delivering the knock out performances he’s capable of) so the adults have quite large shoes to fill. Based on the stills and the new preview for episode 5 below, I’m pretty sure the adults will transition seamlessly into their roles. All my hesitation rests with the writing and I wonder what the writer has in store since I think we’re done with the buckets full of woe that was poured on the children. Jung Woo becomes a dogged cop, Hyung Joon a cool financial advisor, and Soo Yeon a talented fashion designer. What’s left other than a grand reunion and the bad guys getting their comeuppance? All I know is that my eyes will be glued to the screen for every Soo Yeon-Hyung Joon scene, and the rest can involve crickets chirping for all I care.
These two might actually lead me to break my vow and write fanfiction for them. Nnnnnggggg, they are so perfect together! T___T Now I’m also further convinced that Yoo Seung Ho was just screwing with my mind in Arang and the Magistrate when he donned that ridiculous get up and dropped a somnolent performance as the Jade Emperor. He was probably testing my love for him. Ha, my love is strong and my faith has been rewarded with this.
Yoon Eun Hye is so utterly glorious as Soo Yeon. I love her hair, her makeup, her outfits, everything about her is just perfect in this drama as far as I’m concerned. Well…everything other than her character but I’ll see what the adult version turns into first. I also just realized that Soo Yeon and Hyung Joon live together when they return to Korea. PD-nim, if you don’t take advantage of their dating and living arrangements and give me some serious skinship, I will make a voodoo doll with your name on it and send one to every Seung Ho-loving noona out there for a collective blood letting session. Got it? Hyung Joon may have a limp but I’m sure his lips work just fine.
Episode 5 preview: