The somber mood in K-ent continues this week even as dramas have gone back to regular programming. The Sewol ferry sinking has dominated news headlines in South Korea and with it the entire nation is in an emotional state of mourning even as unaffected people continue on with their daily lives. The drama wrap parties for this week’s two ending SBS dramas God’s Gift: 14 Days and Three Days were both cancelled and instead the money donated to relief efforts. On the other hand, upcoming dramas have to toggle the usual promotional machine fanfare with a more low key atmosphere these days so it’s not surprising that SBS has announced that it’s scrapping the usual press conference circuit for You’re All Surrounded. I don’t see press conference success or failure ever an indication of whether a drama ends up a hit with the audience so this isn’t a big deal for the cast or the fans. YAAS has also pushed back it’s premiere date to May 7th so circle that date on the calendar instead. The official drama website has opened for business and released official character stills, some of which have already been released while others for the supporting cast are new. What interested me the most was reading the character description for Lee Seung Gi‘s Eun Dae Gu. He has a high intellect and passed the bar exam only to suddenly transfer to the police academy and graduated top of his class. He is no nonsense and has a biting tongue that cuts people down if they can’t move at his mind speed. He doesn’t care about being a cop or fighting crime, his sole motivation for becoming a police officer is to catch his mother’s killer. Ah ha, finally we get the back story! Even with a bad temper and a caustic tongue, he still sets hearts aflame since he’s got the looks that makes the ladies swoon, except when he butts up against Go Ara‘s character. Cha Seung Won plays the police captain of the criminal affairs division and had a separate love line with Oh Yoon Ah who plays his ex-wife. I’m really looking forward to this drama.