As if making up for a lackluster Fall K-drama season, this week has been a veritable buffet of great upcoming drama promotional materials. Leading the pack is Prime Minister and I airing on Mon-Tues on KBS which released a long preview that put a turbo boost on excitement and got everyone doing happy feet dances of anticipation. This might be a one-two punch of shitty drama-followed by-awesome drama in more than just Prime Minister and I following Marry Him If You Dare, over at MBC Wed-Thurs the upcoming period beauty pageant drama Miss Korea released its first teaser trailer and I was bowled over. Holy sheez does this look good. It’s just filmed so wonderfully that if the drama itself even has an ounce of this flair then I’m so onboard. This drama follows the anemic Medical Top Team which is why I said there might be more than one redemption in the works. Starring Lee Seon Kyun, Lee Yeon Hee, Lee Sung Min, Lee Ki Woo, and Lee Mi Sook, the drama is set in 1997 and revolves around a bunch of guys in a failing cosmetic business who try to transform their former high school queen bee into the next Miss Korea. The teaser shows the drop-dead gorgeous Lee Yeon Hee being driven to the pageant, and as she gets out of the car the camera follows her with everyone she encounters in the drama and then freeze-frames for a moment on that other character. When she enters the pageant Lee Seon Kyun immediately grabs her hand and off they go. They pass Lee Sung Min fighting with another dude, her no-nonsense handler, then another beauty pageant contestant following by queen maker Lee Mi Sook, then she’s stopped by Lee Ki Woo, before finally Lee Yeon Hee and Lee Seon Kyun take a deep breath and then walk through the door into the world of this drama. I’m so in love with the color tones of this preview and coming from the Pasta team I have high hopes that Lee Yeon Hee can rise up to the challenge of what looks like a fresh and intriguing story.
First teaser for Miss Korea:
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