I can’t say the leads of Warm and Cozy are already warm and cozy around each other, but they certainly are color coordinated and cheerful. If Yoo Yeon Seok can please remove his distracting lipstick then the whole look is dapper and fun, while Kang Sora‘s dress just avoids looking like a gingnam curtain wrapped around her by the waist ribbon save, and the fact that she’s got a glorious figure to distract from the less than chic frock. The leads sartorial complementing look aside, the whole cast was nicely decked out at the press conference with plenty of Martha’s Vineyard’s ensembles to go around.
The highlight of all press conferences, aside from the fashion successes and failures, is the chance to catch the long drama preview at the end. Warm and Cozy dropped a 6-minute long preview that provides the first full look at the story – Seoul girl goes to Jeju and hijinks ensue with rich wastrel boy who lazes away his life on the island, or something like that. The upside is that the long preview didn’t suck, and there are plenty of drama long previews that make me run away screaming in and of itself. The downside is that the long preview imparts the same mealy impression as the bland and uninspiring drama posters. Check it you for yourself and see if it tickles your fancy.
Enjoy your own takeaway from the long preview but it continues to be underwhelming for me. I hated the opening voiceover that was so blatant a Jeju Island tourism spiel of the “If you’re tired of the busy life, come to warm and cozy Jeju!” type. After that the whole thing just comes across so pleasant and bland, there is no hook anywhere with any of the characters, be it beaten down but assertive Kang Sora or smiles too much and isn’t well liked Yoo Yeon Seok. For the first time in a Hong sisters drama, they actually created lead characters that don’t have distinctive personalities. With that said, the weirdest bit is that I don’t understand what the whole story is about, or maybe I should say the whole sequence of events seems so randomly strung together just to everyone to Jeju. At the end of watching it, I have to tell myself to keep my mind open and watch the first two episodes next we
Long 6-minute preview for Warm and Cozy: