All the Korean entertainers are making overseas visits to other Asian countries a normal and regular part of their promotional schedules. Taiwan is one hot destination and plenty of variety shows have filmed there recently from Grandpas Over Flowers to Running Man. Cha Seung Won made his third visit to the island this week to promote the upcoming network airing of You’re All Surrounded. This has happens quite frequently now and I remember two months ago Ha Ji Won visited to kick off the launch of Empress Ki. YAAS was probably the most disappointing drama for me this year, not the worst or anything like that, but disappointing because I was expecting so much more from the great cast and snappy previews. The narrative ended up being so shallow and trite and even the great acting of Lee Seung Gi and Cha Seung Won could do nothing to infuse interest in the dull proceedings.
Watching it was like connecting the dots on a kid’s table mat puzzle from a restaurant when you identify the outline already. But Cha Seung Won is one of those actors that bad projects slip right off him without leaving any taint, he’s just charismatic to the max and always firing on all cylinders. Sometimes he needs to be reined in like in Best Love, but mostly I’m just waiting for him to deliver another masterpiece like City Hall. He’s got tons of fans in Taiwan and he coupled the drama promotion with a sold out fan meeting. His entertainment interview host was none other than the rising model-actress Amber An who is adorable in looks and reportedly a fast improving acting talent. Love the blond hair on her! Cha Seung Won will hopefully pick a better next drama but I can’t fault anyone in the YAAS cast for picking it since by all accounts it looked majorly promising.