When I saw the upcoming pictorials for Suzy in Harper’s Bazaar and for Lee Seung Gi in Esquire, my first thought was “oh, did modern day Yeol Wool and Kang Chi have a fight and head off on separate vacations?” It’s amusing how it takes awhile after a drama ends to stop associating leads with each other. In this case, Gu Family Book ended with the mother of all ridiculous time jumps plus reincarnation so it doesn’t seem weird to see Seung Gi and Suzy back in their typical modern day look. I actually thought Seung Gi looked amazingly hawt as modern day billionaire Kang Chi, minus the leopard print shirt under his suit. Or maybe despite the leopard print shirt under his suit. But I’m mostly unamused by his Esquire photo spread and its nothing against Seung Gi himself. The shoot took place in Hawaii but for the most of the official released photos – all I see is the giant PPL suitcases and bags and a shill for the Trump International Hotel. Seriously? They went to Hawaii just to shoot in scenes and only one captured the beauty of the Hawaiian beaches, local suburbs or streets of Waikiki? Mostly it wants to gopher bash us over the head with a blatant attempt to sell suitcases and a reservation at a swanky hotel? Bah humbug to that, Seung Gi is gorgeous but the concept not so much. Suzy’s spread for Bazaar took place in Paris and it was conversely all about the Parisian aura and backdrop. One look and I knew it was Paris without even needing to confirm it, and Suzy is really rocking the various couture outfits and look right at home there. This isn’t the best Korean actress-goes-to-Paris photo spread I’ve seen, not by a long shot, but its still very well done and Suzy continues her development into a striking and confident young woman. Her acting is still all sorts of terrible and I’ve pretty much lost hope she’ll ever learn the craft. All she can hope to do is find a good character that she is capable of playing in her own limited way. Or stick to singing and endorsements.