I was pretty underwhelmed with the super moody first promos for the upcoming MBC weekend drama Hotel King. It’s the drama most anticipated for the high profile reunion of My Girl popular leads Lee Dong Wook and Lee Da Hae, but also boasts a sprawling revenge melodrama topic and a huge cast including Wang Ji Hye, Im Seulong, Alex, Gong Hyun Joo, Kim Hae Sook, and Lee Duk Hwa. I was expecting something somber and serious but the latest previews upend that initial premise and showcase the funny side of this drama. The posters are out already and is very hotel-centric with the group poster arraying the cast in a hotel conference room and the OTP poster showing Lee Da Hae curled up on Lee Dong Wook’s leg and the camera peering at them through a hotel key hole. It’s not bad and definitely of the better variety from MBC these days, or else I’m still forever cringing at the craziness that passed for posters of Scandal: That Very Shocking and Immoral Incident. The two new previews are on the hilarious side with Lee Da Hae showcasing all her comedic timing and spitfire acting chops. I chuckled a few times and definitely squeed at the scenes when the two leads were in the same frame. It brought back all my happy memories of My Girl and I think the comfortable level between them will make this drama crackle with even better chemistry and tension then if they were new co-stars working together for the first time.
Hotel King new teasers:
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