Who am I to look a gift horse in the mouth, even if its totally out-of-the-blue. Acting-limited Suzy will be making a cameo appearance in the ratings bonanza popular hit SBS drama You From Another Star, reuniting her with her Dream High leading man Kim Soo Hyun and effectively turning me into a pile of mushy nostalgic goo. There are tons of unintentional side effects that will make this brief appearance potentially more entertaining, such as how Suzy’s acting will seem even worse when watched alongside Jeon Ji Hyun‘s bravura performance so far. I’m inexplicably fond of Suzy but I hope she’s aware how much worse her already bad acting talents will seem while placed in the same screen as the best of the best that is Jeon Ji Hyun. Suzy gets by playing characters that are endearing, that make the audience root for her because of her role in the story, so much so that her really really bad acting is accepted as merely the means to an end. This phenomenon was nowhere more evident than in Gu Family Book. Jeon Ji Hyun is doing the opposite here, using acting to immediately hook the audience into cheering for her very self-absorbed and annoying character, and then letting the story probe her depths later on though the viewers are fascinated by her right off the bat.
I loved Suzy with Soo Hyun in Dream High so I’m thrilled to see her play a role in YFAS that will have a brief scene with male lead Do Min Joon and will invoke the jealousy of Hallyu superstar Chun Song Yi. I’ve come to the conclusion that I love Kim Soo Hyun but I don’t love him in everything he does. I like him when he’s playing closer to his age, when he’s digging into characters that are emotionally relaxed and doggedly determined. Suzy is pretty much a lost cause for now but with her popularity I’m sure she’ll headline another drama this year and the only question is whether it’ll be serviceable or painfully bad. I am looking forward to this brief cameo because anytime YFAS has funny scenes is when this drama clicks for me. I also think Soo Hyun and Suzy have amazing chemistry not just when they did Dream High but also their repeated CF shoots for sportswear brand Bean Pole in the last two years. In anticipation of Suzy’s YFAS reunion with Kim Soo Hyun, have the latest batch of Bean Pole CF stills from their Winter 2013/2014 campaign. They must be doing gangbusters business for the brand which signed them up late last year for another year’s worth of couple’s endorsements. Suzy’s cameo will reportedly air this week.