I’m still interested in KBS Friday night drama Orange Marmalade, the less high profile of the upcoming KBS Friday night drama offering next to the experimental Producer. It’s going to be so weird to have both dramas premiering on the same night one after the other. Orange Marmalade interests me from the manhwa source material side, I still read so many mangas and manhwas that the genre turned into a live-action drama always piques my interest. Sadly it usually fails to correctly translate what makes the source material success into the new medium but in the rare cases when it succeeds then the result is magical.
Orange Marmalade stars acclaimed young actor Yeo Jin Gu, who made it through puberty more than fine after getting on everyone’s radar as a child actor, and two idol-actors in Seolhyun of AOA and CNBLUE‘s Lee Jong Hyun. I know Seolhyun has been getting awards nods for her turn in Gangnam Blues but she just looks so bland and blank in all the stills for this drama. The drama poster is a perfect example of over photoshopping by the design editor and Seolhyun looking like she’s falling asleep rather than mesmerized into wanting to suck Yeo Jin Gu’s neck. I point out what I see even if it’s not going to turn me off checking this drama out, but for a leading lady she really needs to sell drama posters and stills and not just work only in motion.