KBS wisely decided enough with the picture teasers and upped the ante yesterday with the release of the first video preview for Tomorrow’s Cantabile. I wonder if anyone who hasn’t seen the original J-dorama adaptation of Nodame Cantabile is staying away from it to go into TC with fresh eyes? It’s been so many years since I watched Nodame, and it wasn’t a fave of mine that I’ve since rewatched, I actually don’t remember all the characters and story lines very clearly anymore. There’s a set of the manga at my sister’s place but every time I raid her stash it never beckons me to pick it up either. I guess that makes TC both fresh for me and likely to stir up some nostalgia without being overwhelming tied to the original and nitpicking details. Hard to do that when I don’t actually remember too many details. The first video teaser arrived at the same time the production released the first official drama poster.
Not surprising that it features only the two leads Joo Won and Shim Eun Kyung, and the same is true for the video teaser that only shows the OTP. Nothing wrong with that and it doesn’t hurt that the two leads are looking very dashing and adorable, respectively. The drama poster still looks overly glossy in the same way the first character stills for the two leads gave off an overly airbrushed vibe. At least the leads have animated and solid expressive connection with the camera otherwise they could pass for mannequins. The video teaser has Joo Won’s character explaining his connection with music and meeting Shim Eun Kyung’s Nae Il at the place where music begins. I’m thrilled to see her carrying her piano keys bag, yay for the little touches. She also has the most enchanting dimples along with looking real from top to bottom, it’s going to be such a treat to watch her first well deserved headlining role.
First teaser for Tomorrow’s Cantabile: