I’m not getting any solid feels for the upcoming SBS drama Heard it Through the Grapevine which takes over for Punch on Mon-Tues starting February 23rd. It doesn’t have a buzzy cast, and by buzzy I mean the typical leads that always elicit audience reaction, nor does it have a light sounding subject matter that sounds fun enough for viewers to potentially check out. Chaebol family emotional abuse paired with teen pregnancy is basically makjang central, yet in the hands of the Grapevine production team I know it’ll be handed in a fascinating and artistic way.
I even love the promo tactic taken by the drama in allowing the media to come watch a scene filming with younger generation leads Lee Joon and Go Ah Sung. I’m still undecided about Lee Joon since his Mr. Baek character was so annoying I tuned him out before getting a good look at whether he’s really as good of an idol-turned-actor as the buzz around him would have me believe. Go Ah Sung rocks anything and everything she does and her drama land return makes me giddy with glee. The rehearsal and filming stills show how closely PD Ahn Pan Seok guides his actors and how hard the two youngsters are working at the craft. It also doesn’t hurt that the filming stills hint at more bed scenes in store for the teen parents.