I can’t deny that it’s super weird to me to see Yook Sung Jae cast as the male lead of upcoming SBS Wed-Thurs drama The Village. I don’t dislike it, as per my post two days ago when he joined the drama, but am merely feeling really clueless as how he got cast as the male lead and not just as a supporting actor in this drama. I adored him as the second male lead in Who Are You: School 2015, but was in no rush to throw leading man roles at him based on his age and acting experience.
And yet a mere few months later he’s now headlining The Village, and opposite Baeksang Best Actress winner Moon Geun Young no less. Lordy, this boy better rock and roll in that village otherwise he’s going to be steamrolled. Apparently he was merely considering the drama two days ago but has now been confirmed, with his role being the village policeman while Moon Geun Young plays an English teacher who is newly arrived at this mysterious village with unidentified dead bodies and copious amounts of secret.
One reason I’m not freaking out (yet) about the age and acting experience mismatch between Moon Geun Young and Yook Sung Jae is due to the drama being a mystery thriller and not some rom-com where their characters will for sure have a love line. Remember Kim Hee Sun and Ji Hyun Woo, they were the leads of Angry Mom yet had no love line because that drama wasn’t about romance. I’m hoping Moon Geun Young gets a love line with second male lead Kim Jae Wook while she partners up with bumbling cop Yook Sung Jae to unravel the mysteries of the village.