If ever there was a recently premiered SBS K-drama that could use a boost in the cast guesting on the variety show Running Man, then My Lovely Girl would be one of my top picks. Watching it is an entertaining experience partially due to how it confounds me with such glaring awkwardness in regular intervals. A cute scene of Shi Woo and Se Na
flirting bantering is followed by a random car crash where the rich stepmom falls into the agency director’s arms in slow motion. An adorable human Golden Retriever Hyun Wook talk with doggie Golden Retriever Dalbong is followed by jealous insecure asswipe Jae Young randomly proposing to Hae Yoon when the two barely are on grab-a-lunch-at-work terms. Whatever is going on with MLG, it could definitely use an image boost for the viewers and what better way than to hop over to the set of RM and show off some real life cast chemistry.
Sadly my favorite drama character Shi Woo played by L wasn’t present, which might be for the best since I can’t see L guesting on RM without the agency tossing in fellow Infinite member Hoya as a plus one, and currently I hate Hoya’s character Rae Heon so the less I see of him the better. The RM stint includes Rain, Krystal, Alex along with veteran daddy Park Young Gyu and character actor Kim Ki Bang who is the manager of the scandal prone drama boy band Infinite Power. It’s a rather mish-mash group but when I watched the episode everyone came together beautifully with a great sense of game joie de vivre. The highlight was the R-popstar competition where Team MLG went up against Team RM with resulting hilarity from both sides. There was just one hour to prepare a full song and dance number and Team MLG leaned heavily on popstar Rain to pull off the Korean version of Billie Jean called “My Girl” while Team RM was a collaborative effort where most of the men went drag to turn into Dreamgirls. MLG tends to take itself seriously, especially Rain’s character Hyun Wook, so it’s nice to step out of the small drama box and enjoy the fun cast cutting loose.
My Lovely Girl Team Performance of “My Girl” (K-cover of Billie Jean):
RM Team Performance of Dreamgirls: