Kim So Hyun Joins Sensory Couple as Yoochun’s Beloved Younger Sister

This is comforting drama casting news which helps to alleviate some of the earlier disappointment. Upcoming SBS Wed-Thurs drama Sensory Couple, based on the webtoon The Girl Who Sees Smells, starts filming next week with leads Yoochun and Shin Se Kyung confirmed. Today comes the addition of rising child actress Kim So Hyun playing the critical supporting role of the younger sister of Yoochun’s male lead who is a cop. Bear in mind that his character is described as numb and grieving after losing his little sis to the hands of a serial killer and we all know right off the bat that So Hyun is going to have to bite the dust in this show.

The close sibling relationship is going to be a treat to watch, and a funny twist on Kim So Hyun playing the childhood love interest of Yoochun’s character in Missing You (with his childhood counterpart being Yeo Jin Gu). In the drama, Yoochun’s condition of being unable to feel emotion is caused in part by his beloved sister’s death – he is critically injured trying to save her from the clutches of the serial killer and ends up in the ICU himself, hovering near death. He miraculously wakes up three days later but finds himself unable to smell or taste anything. His condition is contrasted with leading lady Shin Se Kyung who is a surviving victim of the same serial killer and finds herself with the supernatural ability to see smells.

When I heard this drama had an important younger sister role, I figured Kim So Hyun would be tapped since she’s the teen actress du jour along with Kim Yoo Jung, who is herself already booked for Angry Mom on MBC. I didn’t watch Kim So Hyun’s headlining drama Reset with Chun Jung Myung but am happy that she hasn’t grown too big for her britches and can’t take a supporting or guest-starring type character to continue to grow her acting talents. I’m still mildly hopeful the two leads will spark in Sensory Couple, and also have characters I like, which will go a loooooong way to covering up Shin Se Kyung’s acting limitations and also deliver a Yoochun performance I like.

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Kim So Hyun Joins Sensory Couple as Yoochun’s Beloved Younger Sister — 19 Comments

  1. she was in rooftop prince with yoochun too, playing the younger version of the female character’s older evil sister

  2. She’s such a talented and beautiful young actress. I was hoping that she would lead in a series soon even though she just graduated middle school. I was hoping that she’ll be the lead in the upcoming drama school 2015 now that she’s in high school.

  3. I bet she agreed to do this for Yoochun since she is a fangirl after all. They are so adorable together that it is going to be easy peesy believing they are siblings in the drama.

  4. I don’t know if i am going to watch this drama. I don’t like Shin Se Kyung’s acting. She has no expression, maybe she overdid her face so it becomes stiff.

  5. This drama has a similar concept to I Can Hear Your Voice. I can’t imagine how the ability to see smell is going to be a driving force in the plot. It seems like such a useless power. But hey, still better than sprouting iron from your back.

    • Lol, perhaps one day they will make a drama ‘a guy who sees thru cloth.’

      Anyway, now with this news I’m scared to watch this, because I myself would become benumbed after seeing this angel killed.

      • Sorry my comment got cut, but I was saying that I 100% agree with your comment and I’ll guess we will have to wait and see how they spin the ability to be more than it is. On a side note if you are interested in a good drama right now may I suggest Heard it as a Rumor / Heard It Through the Grapevine.

  6. Seems like NamGoong Min has joined the cast as Kwon JaeHee… Whoever that is? Was that the second male lead? Since HJH turned down the role..

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