I get why Cyrano Dating Agency is well-liked but not quite a popular mania drama. Its got a simple concept with the dating agency and client of the week stories, effective zippy execution and solid acting, and a charming low key vibe. What it lacks is a hook, something about one or two of the leads emotional state or personal struggles that creates some stakes. This drama doesn’t just feel like a J-dorama, its actually mirroring the set up so much that its lost some of what makes K-dramas so sticky (quickly so addicting). Without a hook, I watch purely to pass the time and to check out the guest stars, who have ranged from Lee Yoon Ji to Ji Jin Hee to Lee Chung Ah to Tae Min to Lee Kwang Soo. It’s eclectic and refreshing, allowing the drama to explore attraction in different contexts, age groups, and pairings. Of course, not all guest stars are created equal in terms of ratcheting up the buzz and the next pair will surely get a lot more eye balls to check out CDA. Gong Yoo will play the next client of the Agency and the object of his affection is none other than his The Crucible co-star Jung Yumi (who has worked with tvN before in last year’s I Need Romance 2012). She plays a woman with a fear of men, and how Gong Yoo’s character fell for her is the first question mark, and how the Agency will proceed to get her to fall for Gong Yoo is an even greater question mark. tvN released a bunch of official stills of Gong Yoo and Jung Yumi’s guest starring gig, which is reportedly even shorter than usual and will last only for episode 9. So those of you still smarting from Gong Yoo picking Big as his last drama (confession – I loved it and loved him in it) can get some satisfaction with his brief return here. I just have to point out that tvN released one still of just Gong Yoo’s backside, which is both hilarious and totally understandable, because man has got a fantastic backside.