I love it when my casting rumors turn out to be true, especially when its a pairing that is different and intriguing. I posted about IU and Jo Jung Seok being wooed for the leads of the upcoming weekend drama The Best Lee Soon Shin over a month ago and everyone got all excited despite it being merely a possibility. I guess the drama gods are in a generous mood this year because this week comes confirmation that this casting is a done deal. I don’t remember the last time two legit singing power houses with incredible vocal chops paired up as leads in a drama. I hope this drama lets them sing, a duet would be like icing on the cake. IU plays the youngest daughter of a single-mother country family with two older sisters, the oldest played by Son Tae Young and the middle sister by Yoo In Na. The story finds youngest sister Lee Soon Shin going to Seoul to pursue her dreams of becoming a star and there she meets already-a-star Jo Jung Seok. Since this is a weekend drama, the parental units and the family dynamic will be very important to the narrative and word is super duper gaspworthy statesman actors Lee Mi Sook and Kim Gab Soo are onboard.
Holy bejebus is that awesome! It would also reunite them from Cinderella Unni and they were pretty much so awesome they kept that sinking ship afloat by their sheer awesomeness alone. I hope Lee Mi Sook is the single mom of the daughters unit and Kim Gab Soo tries to woo her again. The other leading man has been confirmed as Go Joo Won, who will be paired up with Yoo In Na. He’s been in the army the last two years after he did OB/GYN and Kim Soo Ro back-to-back in 2010. He’s a pretty stiff actor but does well with the right leading lady, such as Jang Seo Hee in OB/GYN. The PD is one not typically associated with family dramas, having helmed the period thriller Gaksital and the dark Slingshot (Story of a Man), while the writer is familiar with the family drama genre having done Insoo is Pretty and Marry Me. This follows the highly rated My Daughter Seo Young on KBS starting in mid-March. This casting as a whole totally works for me so imma keeping an eye on this. Mark your calendars, people!