I find it rather hilarious that every time I post about Park Shi Hoo now there will always be the inevitable slew of comments at either end of the schism. On one side are those who need to comment just to express the sentiment of never ever watching anything of his after his rape allegation legal investigation and media circus. If anyone refrains from posting such a comment after this post, don’t stop just because I’m calling you out. On the other end are die-hard fans who post unlimited and uncensored support for Park Shi Hoo oppar no matter what happened or especially inspite of what happened which you believe was a travesty of justice. I never censor those comments as well. As a drama viewer I am simply entertained by the dichotomy of commentary that accompanies every Park Shi Hoo post ever since the middle of 2013 when the popular Korean actor took an understandable hiatus after dealing with a protracted legal proceeding related to a rape allegation.
The legal investigation was officially closed after both sides reached a closed settlement and since then Park Shi Hoo has spent considerable time overseas whether just traveling or working. He filmed a C-movie last year that is finally getting released on August 15th called Scent. Starring Park Shi Hoo and C-actress Chen Ran, I’m actually way more intrigued by the leading lady after watching the full trailer (below with English subs). Park Shi Hoo is neither a fave of mine nor has he ever rubbed me wrong onscreen so I prefer to judge him by his body of work going forward, though I also understood those who can’t separate the professional from the personal anymore. Scent is the romance story is about a Chinese woman’s romance with a Korean man that starts due to a carrier pigeon that connects them. The movie is really more indie than mainstream but the trailer is really lovely so check it out if you’re curious or interested.
Official Movie Trailer for Scent (English-subbed):