With Pretty Boy (Bel Ami) off the the races, albeit slow out of the ratings gate, it means the drama whose time slot was scooped up by PB needs to start filming in earnest. Period K-drama Age of Feeling (Inspiring Generation) starring Kim Hyun Joong and Im Soo Hyang released its script reading pictures this week which means this drama is definitely a go. The official line for why AoF was moved back was due to scheduling conflicts with its overseas shoot in China, but I can’t say for certain if that really is the reason. I think that is one of the reasons because if KBS wanted to shelve or pass on AoF it could have done so rather than making a point to put it right behind PB. I like Kim Hyun Joong as a dude, he’s earnest and hardworking, and I’ll always have a soft spot for him after his turn in Playful Kiss. It wasn’t good acting but it worked for me. I also feel terrible that his last drama City Conquest was filming already before it got chucked out the window when it couldn’t find a network. The 30-minute preview for CC was pretty abysmal so I do understand why its better for everyone that the drama never air, but I’m sad the cast and crew’s hard work didn’t result in something promising. In addition to the script reading stills, below are also the first character head shots of the leads Kim Hyun Joon as patriot Shin Jung Tae and Im Soo Hyang as Ga Ya. Kim Hyun Joong and Im Soo Hyang also attended a movie premiere together last week, likely to start drumming interest for the drama and building their chemistry. I’m a little concerned that second female lead Kim So Eun is not in the script reading pictures, and there have been rumors that she may have dropped out of the project. But the recent news articles still say she in so I don’t have confirmation either way. Directing is KBS veteran PD Kim Jung Kyu who directed Call of the Country, He Who Can’t Marry, and I Am Sam.