Does anyone else feel like both July and the K-drama remake of Fated to Love You totally snuck up on the world? With just one week in between the premiere of Joseon Gunman and You’re All Surrounded heading towards the final stretch, FTLY is the rom-com dark horse in a time when rom-coms generally fizzle when it comes to racking up ratings. I don’t know if the Korean audience will have the stomach or taste for this particular brand of rom-com as the long preview for FTLY reveals its wacky over-the-top antics to top even the TW-original. This is one drama that isn’t afraid to make everything a little bit sillier, including lead Jang Hyuk‘s hair. The way it flies everywhere and appears to be tailor-grown to billow in the wind cracks me up. The cast members attended the press conference earlier this week and I was quite pleased with the outfits on display.
Jang Nara was especially lovely with a unique long dress with bottom painting design and a criss-cut open back that revealed her perfect silhouette accentuated with a soft romantic up-do. Nicely done, Jang Nara, nicely done. Second female lead Wang Ji Won was going for a ballerina look with her hair tightly pulled back in a bun and that doesn’t work for me unless it’s accompanied by a leotard and tutu, but her white see through diamond pattern top showing the black bra underneath was edgy in a way that works on her. Both male leads have seen better clothing and hair days but they’re confidence and attitude really sells the hot men underneath the look. The long preview really had be laughing out loud and marveling at how the K-version deviates from the original in ways that freshen up the set up. The two leads have incredible chemistry right off the bat and Jang Hyuk is going for broke in selling the comedy at his own expense. Me like very much.
Fated to Love You 6-minute long preview: