For a K-drama about a modern day twist on the colorful Alice in Wonderland fantasy tale, the cast of Cheongdamdong Alice were uniformly dreary at the press conference held today. Both Moon Geun Young and So Yi Hyun showed up in all black, the former in a youthful pattern v-neck black dress with a bell flare while the latter went with a curve hugging square neck long sleeve number. I can’t say I like Geun Young’s dress, the crinoline look on the bottom isn’t particularly flattering, even on someone as tiny as she is. Plus the all-black just doesn’t fit her cheerful vibe or the drama concept. Park Shi Hoo went with an all-blue double breasted suit and he looks just okay, rather dandyish but not quite all the way. His tux at the Busan International Film Festival was spectacular on him, wish he could have worn that same cut here. Kim Ji Seok is channeling Dokko Jin from Best Love, down to the same scarf that was featured so prominently in BL, and he continues to up his sleazy looking factor. I like him but he needs to tone down the smirking big time. A 20-minute trailer was released at the press conference and I am still totally baffled at what this drama is about aside from poor girl wants to marry rich, which is truly nothing new or even interesting at this point. To say I am beyond underwhelmed going into CA is an understatement. With other dramas that are currently keeping me occupied, I’ll probably be okay if this one leaves me lukewarm, especially since none of the cast members look like they have any chemistry in the press conference pictures or in the long preview. Here’s to hoping this is a case of bad-promos-surprisingly-great-drama.
20-minute long preview for Cheongdamdong Alice: