I don’t really do so-called Throwback Thursdays but I did do a series of posts called Oldies But Goodies that hasn’t been added to in awhile. When I started blogging this particular goody wasn’t an oldie in the least but it’s since been four years past so I think it qualifies now. Back in Jan 2010 one of Korea’s top beer brands Cass brought together A-list Yoon Eun Hye and rising boyband 2PM for a beer commercial mini-drama. The three leads were Eun Hye along with Nichkhun and Taecyeon and the concept was the stalking of a male idol star. The story line couldn’t have been more relevant during a time when DBSK were still being harassed and stalked and hounded by their very own crazy fandom and there was genuine concerns about the safety and mental health of pop stars. Yoon Eun Hye plays Nichkhun’s manager while he’s a top male celebrity. Taecyeon plays a dogged cop, which I totally forgot he tried out this profession once here before he actually played a drama cop in last year’s Who Are You. Since this is a beer commercial the drinking figures heavily into the story line, though none of the people get drunk and act out variety since it’ll be hard to peddle alcohol in a CF where the negative after effects are shown. The wafer thin story pretty much has Yoon Eun Hye sporting tons of eyeliner and looking alternatively concerned, sultry, mysterious, and alluring, and I must say she nailed this silly little role.
Nichkhun is godawful as the male star even if he barely speaks – the boy actually acts worse than Taecyeon if that can be believed. Believe it. So Nichkhun’s character finds all his celebrity girlfriends and co-stars mysteriously getting into accidents and leaving him. His management think there is a stalker out and Taecyeon is brought in to nab the crazy-eyed mystery girl. There is eerie late night garage encounters, a sexy club scene with Eun Hye and Nichkhun grinding against each other and Taecyeon looking pained, and finally the omnipresent airport scene as two people fly away from their problems while a third person fruitlessly chases and tries to catch them before the flight takes off. There is a twist at the end that is so oblivious it’s clear in the first minute of the video if you watch carefully, or if you’ve watched plenty of stalker thriller shows and movies. I confess to enjoying this bit of silliness immensely but since I’m an adult the conspicuous appearance of beer throughout is perfectly fine and not a temptation in the least to start chugging. But I’ll always scratch my head that Korea finds it perfectly fine to have teen idols in beer CFs when its clear their fanbase skews quite young in the demographic. And it’s not like Korea with has a low legal drinking age either as one needs to be 20 to legally drink there. Anyhoo, I’ll stop with the preaching and let y’all go enjoy this short but stylish homage to the wonder’s of stalking and beer drinking. Preferably combined together ala Yoon Eun Hye.
Tik Tok – Yoon Eun Hye, Nickhun, and Taecyeon for Cass Beer (Part 1):
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Tik Tok – Yoon Eun Hye, Nickhun, and Taecyeon for Cass Beer (Part 2):
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