Filming has started on tvN drama Cheese in the Trap, a production that’s courted a lot of feedback since it was announced all thanks to fans of the original webtoon being very vocal about the casting. I’m not terribly invested in the drama but am very interested in checking out the end product. Not having read the webtoon, and not planning to do so prior to watching the drama adaptation, I can only relate to the Cheese controversy from similar experience reactions to casting live-action actors and actresses to play characters I love from either a novel or graphic work.
With that said, I think the furor has mostly died down with the leads being Park Hae Jin and movie actress Kim Go Eun, though I think it’s understandable that the supporting males leads of Seo Kang Joon and Nam Joo Hyuk elicit a remaining thread of concern even if both men are ridiculously good looking as they walked straight out of a manhwa drawing. Luckily second female leads Park Min Ji and Lee Sung Kyung are pretty solid though, and overall I think having two strong leads renders this drama worth maintaining optimistic about. Check out the script reading stills and first pictures snapped of the filming on a college campus.