I still remember how openly the popular messaging app LINE was featured all over You From Another Star. It made for great comedic drunken Chun Song Yi fodder for sure but might’ve even fit better into the other SBS drama Heirs since it’s all about teenagers there and who else texts as much as teens these days. Lee Min Ho was in Heirs and did enough PPL in that drama for a lifetime but this time he’s not even pretending there is a story proper behind what he’s performing in – Lee Min Ho just did a light fluffy web drama (or micro romance as the C-media calls it) with TW-model-turned actress Bea Hayden (郭碧婷 full English name Bea Hayden Kuo). She’s the girl who shot to popularity being one of the four lady leads in the hit movie trilogy Tiny Times (also starring Yang Mi, Amber Kuo, and Xie Yilin) based on the same name Guo Jingming novel. I couldn’t decide if she could act or not but she’s definitely easy on the eyes and a lustrous mane of hair. This project is funded by LINE and even has a cute punny title of One LINE Romance, with the Chinese title being 一线钟情 (Yi Xian Zhong Qing) which is itself of riff of the Chinese phrase 一见钟情 (Yi Jian Zhong Qing) which means love at first sight. I’m fairly certain the LINE app will play a critical part in the couples onscreen romance and thank god I already use to otherwise I’ll be tempted to see what the fuss is all about. This is clearly a Lee Min Ho fanservice for all his C-fans and as long as no one takes it seriously then it’s fun as eye and brain cotton candy fodder.
Other than the suit in the last video, Lee Min Ho’s outfits in the first two videos continue the hideous trend he’s been known for in the last few years. Boy simply has truly bad sartorial tastes. Key line green sweater? Oh my god, NO. Hippie grandma’s leopard print sweatshirt under a mauve hoodie? My eyes, my eyes! Thank god Lee Min Ho in a suit helped cleanse the ugly from my eyes in the end. The doggie is also super adorbs, Lee Min Ho needs to act with a dog co-star more from now on.
One LINE Romance Lee Min Ho Filming BTS videos: