The wait was definitely worth it, but there being no reason for the lag in releasing the first official stills of leading man Lee Dong Gun in Marry Him If You Dare still baffles me. Oh wells, I’ll not look a gift horse in the mouth so thank you KBS! Lee Dong Gun plays Kim Shin, a news anchor/announcer who is also going to be leading lady Mi Rae’s husband in the future. Her future self time-travels back to change her own life apparently so that she doesn’t go down the path of marrying Kim Shin. It’s absurdity mixed with heresy to even hold that thought, but in all honesty I am really curious what happens in their marriage to make her so fixated on not marry him. The easy answer is that he turns out to be a Cheating McCheaterson, but that really is a pretty piffling reason to time-travel back and mess with one’s own life. If a cheating spouse is that dramatic and impossible to deal with, then a good chunk of the world is time-traveling as we speak. I would prefer a much more compelling reason – if I was writing this tale, I’d make it that future Kim Shin dies because of something stemming from their marriage and Mi Rae loves him so much that she thinks she can change his fate if she doesn’t marry him. Wouldn’t that be supremely angsty for all involved? In the first stills of Lee Dong Gun, he’s getting water splashed all over him by a very grumpy haraboji that he’s trying to score an interview from. I LOL’d a little that the other three leads had pretty stills that were sitting down and doing something quiet, while poor Lee Dong Gun is introduced in the guise of being a drowned rat. But a very hot and handsome one at that, though this scene would be exponentially more awesome if he was shirtless. What? A normal guy would strip off that coat and shirt right then and there after getting dunked in water. Lee Dong Gun apparently filmed this water splashing scene for three hours, enduring multiple takes of water over his head. I super can’t wait for this drama and so far nothing coming out of the promotional machine makes me doubt that this production has all the ingredients to rock an awesome romance drama.