Lee Dong Gun Goes All Out Man-boy in New Teaser and Stills for Super Daddy Yul

I’m hesitantly looking forward to upcoming tvN drama Super Daddy Yul. The looking forward part solely for Lee Dong Gun‘s return to drama land headlining his own drama, and the hesitant part hinging on the story being about a single mom with terminal illness grooming a future father for her young daughter. I’m not adverse to dramas where death is built in or even greatly hinted at from the beginning and the story develops naturally to that bittersweet conclusion. I just find Super Daddy’s super bright comedic stills and teasers counter to that type of storytelling where poignancy and tears are just around the corner, and that worries me the story will have a hard time balancing the two disparate moods.

With that said, I’m game to hang my hat on the optimism holder for now, even if it’s purely to cheer Lee Dong Gun on after the ordeal he was put through in his last drama. This time he’s got a fantastic leading lady in Lee Yoo Ri plus an adorable moppet in child actress Lee Re, not to mention playing against his real life dashing leading man image to play a loser-ish bum who can’t grow up. Seo Jun Young and Seo Ye Ji round out the cast as the obligatory second leads but the story is clearly centered around the mommy-daughter duo’s attempts to make a daddy/man out of Lee Dong Gun’s character. More stills are below along with a hilarious second teaser involving a fart and an elevator.

Teaser for Super Daddy Yul:

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Lee Dong Gun Goes All Out Man-boy in New Teaser and Stills for Super Daddy Yul — 11 Comments

  1. Yay!!!! After the last drama, I hope this one redeems everything!!! 🙂 Is that too much to hope for? He had a good costar last time and was married to her in the drama (technically) and that didn’t seem to help.

    Fighting!

  2. “I just find Super Daddy’s super bright comedic stills and teasers counter to that type of storytelling where poignancy and tears are just around the corner, and that worries me the story will have a hard time balancing the two disparate moods”

    This is EXACTLY my concern – the marketing feels like bait-and-switch. LDG’s *last* Drama did exactly the same, promising bright, breezy and fun, delivering exactly 0 of 3. I don’t mind the dying per se, but some honesty in the trailers and promos would be nice.

  3. Am I the only who is enjoying the adorable teaser? I thought it was cute and quite funny. Honestly, with the crap of Hyde, Jekyll, and Terry, I would rather watch this than that crap. Utterly disappointed about it and can’t still shake it off (seriously, I want to kill the screenwriter who can’t even deliver what she promises. Romance-comedy my butt. Circus troupe my butt.).

    • I doubt you’re the only one enjoying the trailer. I doubt there’s anyone who DIDN’T enjoy the trailer – it’s upbeat, fun, and promising. Which makes the potential for disappointment that much greater, if the trailer turns out to have been a lie, the way trailers for LDG’s last were.

  4. I don’t mind the lightness of the promo material despite the probably bittersweet ending. It kinda remind me of Cell No 7. 🙂

    Also maybe the early Hong Sisters drama. Where the funny, “normal” stuff like telling a lie, running to catch a bus, etc will in the end mean something different and make you cry a good couple of buckets.

    Or maybe I’m just reaaaaaaaally in love with that kind of storytelling where boring stuff like eating food or singing a song can mean something much more precious once you’ve become attached to the characters.

  5. i really wish all the best for Lee Dong Gun who is a fantastic actor with real good looks. he just needs to find a good project for himself to be back! the good projects are beong gobbled up by those idols who don’t come up with anything in the acting department but are in because of their fanbases’ support.
    LDG, fighting!!!!!!!

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