I continue to enjoy Producer more and more, it’s not quite love because ultimately the backstage look at the life of variety show producers in Korea just doesn’t have the innate hook for me. Compared to On Air which dealt with the internal cogs of drama making, that setting had more markers for me to connect with. On the upside, that must mean Producer is doing something right to keep on entertaining a variety show noob like me, and i think it boils down to all the funny and fascinating interpersonal relationships in this insular world.
Aside from the developed and developing connections of the four leads, the slew of celebrity cameos have been excellently integrated so that personalities are highlighted in mere minutes. Lee Seung Gi‘s two scene cameo in episode 6 hit the spot for me, playing up his nation’s nicest young man image while hinting at a much more real and conflicted personality under the surface. Even better is when he makes Kim Soo Hyun‘s Seung Chan jealous, heh. Check out both scene cuts below.
Lee Seung Gi’s cameo in Episode 6 of Producer: