It’s a relief to see the upcoming SBS Wed-Thurs drama My Lovely Girl (My Lovable Girl) filming in a low key manner after getting off to a relatively late start. Rain was confirmed early as the leading man but it took multiple rounds before the leading lady role landed with Krystal Jung. The majority reaction to her casting both in her first leading role as well as starring opposite Rain was noticeably skeptical. I think that’s an understandable opinion and really it’ll be up to Krystal to prove that she’s ready for the step up to the lead role in a prime time drama. I enjoyed her character and performance in Heirs but that might’ve been due more to her coupling with the adorable Kang Min Hyuk. I loved Rain’s first drama performance in Let’s Go to School Sang Doo but haven’t liked another drama of his since so I’m hoping this is his long overdue next hit.
The first filming stills show the cast looking nicely in character. No one stands out with a particularly dreadful hairdo or blind fashion sense, that might seem like a given but it’s actually rare so I’m already grateful watching MLG won’t involve enduring an eyesore. For example there was no reason Yoon Eun Hye needed to fry her hair for Marry Him If You Dare or Ji Hyun Woo would sport an ashy gray-blond helmet in Lovers of Music. Rain is looking mighty fine as the head of a music agency while Krystal’s long hair with bangs is both lovely on her and succeeds in aging her up. She doesn’t look 19-going-on-20 which was a potential visual disconnect that worried me about the romance to come with Rain. The rest of the cast consists of Alex as Rain’s bestie, Cha Ye Ryun as the second female lead who likes Rain, and a bunch of idols playing idols in Rain’s agency including Infinite‘s L and Hoya and Dani of T-ara.