This upcoming drama may or not may interest most viewers, but it’s happening come hell or high water so my take is to see what comes of it. Filming has commencing on Korean-Chinese joint production web drama High Class One-sided Love (High End Crush), or something like that because the original title was The Greatest One-Sided Love No One’s Ever Seen Before and it’s not always evident which title gets the final nod of approval. Starring Jung Il Woo, Jin Se Yeon, and Bora of Sistar, the drama is about an entertainment agency head honcho played by Jung Il Woo who spots raw talent in country bumpkin girl played by Jin Se Yeon, and ends up falling head over heels for her in an unrequited crush.
The drama is being co-financed by Chinese web portal Sohu, and will premiere there this October, along with a Korean production company putting in the man power and K-drama filming expertise. I know how many folks dislike Jin Se Yeon, and she’s mostly terrible based on what I’ve seen from her, but I did really like her in Dr. Stranger when she has a good costar and exhibits good chemistry, so who knows if this pairing will end up being a decent and entertaining watch. She’s actually decently popular in China, as is Jung Il Woo, so their casting seems to hit the sweet spot of second tier Hallyu name recognition coupled with being really pretty and maybe roping in new viewers who like what they see.