I’ve been enjoying a two-fer on Mon-Tues with the juicy love triangle sageuk Empress Ki and the satisfying contract marriage romance in Prime Minister and I. This Monday both dramas are bringing in some new faces that may shake things up. Or not, maybe it’s just to have a little fun and then swan off. The just released drama stills in PM shows Yoon Hae Young filming a scene with Oh Man Seok. As we all know Yoon Hae Young plays Na Yoon Hee, the hilarious politico wife of Ryu Jin‘s Park Joon Ki character who is currently the major antagonist in the drama, and according to the accompanying news article Oh Man Seok is doing a cameo turn as a hospitalized gangster who Yoon Hee encounters when she enters the wrong room in the hospital. She does that a lot, doesn’t she? Remember her hiding in the hotel room when Yul and Da Jung went in and then she claimed to have gone to the wrong room. Oh Man Seok is currently starring in the highly rated but apparently stupid as all out KBS weekend drama Wang’s Family (Royal Family) so perhaps he needs a change of scenery to regain his sanity. I have no complaints, I love Oh Man Seok and the stills above are already hilarious so I’m hoping even if PM takes a turn for the makjang on the story line of Yul’s ex-wife at least I can laugh at something to come. On the EK side of things, a familiar face is returning to the story line in the form of Yoo In Young‘s character of the Turk warrior princess. Her name is reportedly Yeon Bi Soo but when we met her in the teens episodes she was pretending to be her dad the General Batolu. Not sure what she’s back for but I’m guessing it’s going to involve Wang Yoo. It would be pretty funny if all the girls in this drama fall for Wang Yoo since outside the drama there seem to be more fans of Ta Hwan. Yoo In Young sure is a busy girl since she recently also did another guest starring turn in the SBS drama You From Another Star playing a rather critical character of the actress Han Yura who was the main rival of Jeon Ji Hyun‘s character and ends up dead to trigger the series of events currently happening in that story.
Yoo In Young has been a rather journeyman-esque actress for so long but maybe with all her recent guest starring roles in high profile dramas it’ll be a big break for her career. She was pretty awful as Yura in YFAS but I liked her turn as the Turk girl in EK so if she’s coming back this is the right drama and role to do it. But by all that is follicly challenged please give the girl a new hairstyle. She looks like she has the tail of a beaver draped over the front of her head.