Gu Family Book tugs at all my happy heart strings even as my brain tells me to slow down and put its guard up. This drama is written by the writer of Man of Honor and Baker King, Kim Tae Gu, after all. But when I see Lee Seung Gi smile, my willpower is lost and all I can do is make grabbity gestures while muttering “gimme, gimme, gimme.” When I see Suzy being her adorable goofy self, I can’t help but coo over her. And then the drama drops Sung Joon in the mix! As a black-clad bodyguard, no less. It’s like ordering a hot fudge sundae and the proprietor decides to throw in an extra scoop and some hot fudge sauce for free. The cast of GFB attended a press conference yesterday looking decidedly ready to tackle a hefty drama undertaking. Lee Seung Gi’s hair (always an issue with him) looks fine if a bit moppish thought I keep wondering if his tie could possibly get any skinnier, Suzy lets her smile and legs do the talking, Lee Yoo Bi continues to look like a deer in headlights, Sung Joon needs to burn that suit and smile that gorgeous smile of his (in that order), and the adults appear primed for action in case the youngsters falter in the sageuk genre. Both Lee Seung Gi and Suzy are singer-turned-actors and it’s also a first for both of them in attempting a sageuk role. I’d say this isn’t a traditional sageuk and all that fighting, hopping, and bickering as shown in the 5-minute long trailer helps smooth over any potential awkwardness. I’m not seeing as strong a chemistry between them right off the bat as compared to Kim Tae Hee and Yoo Ah In over at Jang Ok Jung, Live in Love, but the two dramas give off completely different feels that it’ll be a nice treat to watch both. While I’m loving most everyone’s outfits here, I do think it would have been more fun for them to show up in costume. One question though – where is Lee Yeon Hee at the press conference?
5-minute preview for Gu Family Book: