Sophisticated sexy is one of my favorite leading man looks and the production of upcoming KBS drama Oh My Venus totally nails it for So Ji Sub. This drama will be crawling out of the ratings pits left by its predecessor Sassy Go Go, which currently resides so far below MBC makjang Glamorous Temptation and SBS sageuk Six Flying Dragons. It might not be mission impossible for OMV to garner some interest and traction – makeover rom-com She Was Pretty is doing comparatively gangbusters ratings for MBC on Wed-Thurs which might portend a wider appetite for rom-coms in general, in which case OMV is in luck at just the right time. it also doesn’t hurt for the drama to stack the odds with established and still totally gorgeous leads So Ji Sub and Shin Mina. The first official stills are out for both, with So Ji Sub rocking the suit and Shin Mina trying on her old high school uniform for size.
I’m a little wary of this drama dealing with weight issues, if it’s the same way She Was Pretty is dealing with looks issues, which is basically to joke about it and then resolve it with a magical makeover. Shin Mina reportedly plays a super cute girl in high school who ends up overweight as an adult and decides to join a gym to lose weight and regain control over her life, which is where she meets gym trainer to the rich and famous played by So Ji Sub.