There’s a genuine nerve-wracking frisson of worry that flits by anytime I come across updates for the upcoming SBS music rom-com My Lovely Girl (My Lovable Girl, She’s So Lovable). A rom-com always gets my interest purely because I’m always hopeful that this could be the elusive one that will get it right. When Rain signed on to the drama it was after two earlier passes, he was reportedly also courted for Lovers of Music (Trot Lovers) but that was never under serious consideration while the media did report on him being wooed for the intriguing melodrama Indian Summer which ended up being a no-go. I like to think Rain put considerable effort into picking his comeback drama after military service so whatever happens with MLG at least it looked good on paper enough for Rain to say yes. The drama held its script reading late last week which seems fast since the full cast was only confirmed last week, but is actually not fast enough considering the drama airs after It’s Okay, It’s Love.
The entire cast was present for the table read led by Rain and leading lady Krystal Jung, L and Hoya of Infinite, Alex, Dani (the newest member of T-ara), Cha Ye Ryun, Lee Cho Hee, and elder Park Hyung Gyu playing Rain’s onscreen daddy. The production team behind this drama has worked together three times prior in the dramas Could We Love, Scent of a Woman, and Dr. Champ so there is a lot of familiarity and comfort as a team. PD Park Hyung Gi asked the cast to work hard while screenwriter Noh Ji Sul also asked her cast to do their best while she does her best to write a story that doesn’t become an embarrassment on the acting resumes of the gathered actors and actresses. I appreciate the candor and the enthusiasm of the production team so here’s hoping the acting side also steps up to the plate and fully expresses the characters and brings them to life.