I’m so psyched for upcoming SBS drama High Society it’s not even funny. Sure all my early enthusiasm sets myself up for a high likelihood of disappointment, but this drama wasn’t even on my radar initially so this gradual interest in it strikes me as less fangirling and more drama enthusiast reacting to something potentially awesome. Leads UEE, Sung Joon, Park Hyung Sik, and Lim Ji Yeon aren’t the usual Hallyu suspects that get all the viewer attention but that’s a good thing, it allows the drama to be judged on its own merits rather than having ardent fans of a certain actress or actor hijack drama discussions with blinders on affection.
I really like what I see from all four leads so far, especially Lim Ji Yeon, who I an calling out not because she’s more impressive than her costars (she isn’t) but because I was so turned off by her after erotic K-movie The Obsessed it’s shocking to find her charming and fun to watch in her first drama role. If even the sole weak link in the main cast looks decent to me, I think High Society has a good chance of tickling all my drama happy nodes come next Monday. The twenty-something cast looked age-appropriate and stylish at the press conference this week but the high light was checking out the fantastic 13-minute long preview.
High Society 13-minute long preview: