This is the best news happening because of the worst possible reason. Goddess of Fire isn’t just a terrible beyond all belief drama, the entire production might cursed from the get go. Yesterday there was a slew of news articles about leading lady Moon Geun Young being injured on the set when a heavy piece of equipment fell on her during filming. The injury was on her face, more specifically her eye. She was rushed to the ER but the injury didn’t seem severe she returned to work the next day. It’s now the third day since her injury and things have taken a turn for the worse. Or else it was always bad and as usual MBC tried to downplay the situation. The production of GoF has officially been halted because Moon Geun Young cannot film due to the injury, which has swelled up considerably. Her agency said that the cut is in a place not suitable to be stitched, and with the open wound and bruising and swelling, putting make up on can’t fully cover up the injury and would exacerbate it. No shit. There isn’t apparently not enough material in the can to even air episode 25, so Monday’s episode will likely be a special recap episode or other filler MBC can scrounge up. There is also no guarantee that she can return to film so that Tuesday can air a new episode, which means this week might be a blackout in terms of new episodes of GoF. I’ve been snarking about how I want this drama to metaphorically go die in a fire and disappear from my sight, but there can be no worse news for me than hearing that Geun Young has been injured. This isn’t even her first time she sustained a major injury in filming, during Painter of the Wind her nose was dislocated by her leading man Park Shin Yang‘s elbow in a scene and she ended up getting nose surgery. There is no word on what treatment she really needs from this injury, or whether ice and rest will do the trick to decrease the swelling. I think her performance is pretty lousy in GoF, even if she’s still one of the best actresses in her generation. She tries but her character is a moron and the PD is directing her to act like she’s miming half her scenes. GoF won’t make me think she suddenly can’t act, but it’s such a waste of her time and effort in a drama that has the smell and value of camel poo. I also thought she was off in her last drama Cheongdamdong Alice, but it’s just a hairsbreadth awkward and nothing quite like the trainwreck that is GoF. For a great Moon Geun Young performance, I have to go back to Mary Stayed Out All Night, which now totally seems like a classic and entertaining drama compared to the dreck we’ve been subjected to. If you compare MSOAN to dozens of lousier dramas since it aired, trust me when I say it’s actually worth the watch with the brain set on auto and the eyes set on happy.
I cannot stress enough that Moon Geun Young was absolutely perfect and adorable as Wie Mae Ri in MSOAN. She is also the reason that no matter how crazy Jang Geun Seok gets, I can’t totally brush him off because he was equally as perfect and adorable as Kang Mu Gyul in that drama and I chalk it up to their chemistry and real life friendship grounding him. This drama isn’t anything to write home about but its nowhere as terrible as rumors go. It even has Kim Jae Wook being adorkable and hotter than the sun. The music is fantastic in it as well. To pay homage to poor Geun Young as she suffers physically and professionally in GoF, I can rewatch her in MSOAN anytime. Though every time I watch, I switch ships from Mu Gyul to Jung In. Heh. Have some MVs and let’s all pray she recovers swiftly and completely from this latest injury.
Mary Stayed Out All Night Concept Teaser “Tell Me Your Love”:
“She’s Mine” MV: