I’m reserving the right to end up loving My Lovely Girl (My Lovable Girl) but right now it keeps looking like a major hot mess in the making. The casting of much younger idol-actress Krystal with only three dramas under her belt makes for valid concerns about whether she’s ready in skill and charisma to be a leading lady in a prime time drama. She could be but I don’t blame the majority opinion that she’s probably not ready yet. Then second female lead Im Joo Eun joined before abruptly departing the cast all within a day, making for whiplash and raising the red flag that this drama may have a horribly written second female lead if Im Joo Eun pretty much sprinted the other direction like her skirt was on fire. Now there are two more idol boys in the cast, the first is L of Infinite who was cast last week and this week his group mate Hoya joins him to double the dose of Infinite.
To continue the one-name trend of this particular cast, Alex has also been inked to play the part of Rain’s agency right hand man and best buddy. Alex is also a singer being the lead male vocalist in the trio Clazziquai, though the group hasn’t released an album since 2009. With this singing-heavy cast, this drama can be purely a music-based story and keep the whole younger sister of dead first love healing a broken heart romance claptrap to a minimum. The best part of the bizarrely stupid Lovers of Music (Trot Lovers) was the musical aspiration bit and once the romance there took over all remaining brain cells in the drama dug a hole and went to die. Of course my connection of the cast of MLG being entertainers with just one name totally got blown out of the water with the last minute addition of Cha Ye Ryun as the second female lead while Lee Cho Hee plays the best friend of the heroine stock character. Oh well, I so wished this cast would draw out some excitement from me other than feeling like a fast deflating balloon.
Can I ask for more bromance scenes in this drama, please? I really want MLG to be good so Alex and Hoya at least is a step up from last week’s casting of Krystal and L. I’m watching Hi! School: Love On and am slowly warming up to Woohyun and Sungyeol in that drama and that’s more affection that I have for L who I have seen in three dramas and continues to find just awful at acting. Hoya is actually not bad and got lots of well-deserved love in Answer Me 1997. I’m chuckling at the thought of Rain playing a music agency president guiding the careers of idols-playing-idols in Krystal, Hoya, and L.