Despite the recent generally lackluster offerings in the usually high profile Wed-Thurs network K-dramas, the just premiered 7th Level Civil Servant should be glad its got a 3 week head start on its upcoming rivals. Action thriller IRIS 2 premieres on February 13th and will certainly be a formidable opponent in terms of star wattage and production grandeur, but also premiering on February 13th will be a completely different beast in the melodrama That Winter, The Wind Blows starring Song Hye Kyo, Jo In Sung, Kim Bum, and Jung Eun Ji. I am definitely more fascinated by TWTWB than the other two dramas primarily because I love screenwriter Noh Hee Kyung, not to mention I have a soft spot for Jo In Sung, Kim Bum, and Jung Eun Ji. The only weak link in the cast for me is Song Hye Kyo, I neither find her a riveting actress nor do I find her attractive just to watch for the pretty alone. However, she has demonstrated a remarkable acting improvement over the years to the point that I think she’s an experienced actress and can pull off the role of sight-impaired heiress who is conned by a playboy pretending to her long-lost brother. I’m also thrilled that my Bummie is looking SO DAMN FINE in this drama, he doesn’t look emaciated and the red spikey hair cut is phenomenal on him. I can’t wait for his loveline with Eun Ji, and to hear her try out something other than her Busan accent. Check out the 2nd lovely teaser for the drama below.
2nd teaser for That Winter, The Wind Blows: