I hope So Ji Sub‘s guest appearance in the first episode of Warm and Cozy won’t be the highlight of the upcoming Hong sisters drama. Their dramas haven’t had a consistent ratings track record with the domestic audience, even way back when prime time dramas easily did 20%-30% ratings. With that said, their last drama The Master’s Sun was a solid success for the sisters, both in terms of ratings and in terms of pop culture buzz when it was airing, almost all of it for So Ji Sub’s male lead Joo Joong Won.
Joo Gun and Kingdom Mall were quite the trend topics for awhile and if the Hong sisters want to succeed again with Warm and Cozy they will need to hook the audiences with both or either the leads being interesting and memorable personalities right off the bat. Having So Ji Sub pop in is a smart reminder to audiences who liked TMS, not to mention he’s looking mighty fine in the just released cameo stills above. The hair ages him down by 10 years and suits the casual Jeju locale perfectly. The production also released a few more drama stills this week so check out the final batch below of the three leads Kang Sora, Yoo Yeon Seok, and Jinyoung.