Is it me, or is upcoming KBS drama Arbitrarily Fond getting a lot of media coverage? It’s not just in Korea, China is covering more on this drama than its same network and arguably even bigger budget and scope Descendants of the Sun. I’m equally excited about both from a screenwriter and cast stand point, but am wondering if Kim Woo Bin being the male lead of Arbitrarily Fond is the deciding factor in that drama getting more updates in the press. Two news items came out this week worth noting – the first is Arbitrarily Fond getting confirmed scooped up by China’s largest video streaming portal Tudou Youku (once two rival portals but since merged into one mega site).
The CEO of the site held a huge press conference this week to showcase upcoming dramas premiering exclusively on the site in 2016, and Arbitrarily Fond was the only K-drama touted as a big deal offering for viewers. All this before one scene has been shot? The drama better deliver on all the hype. Luckily for me, the project may have landed an additional acting talent I love to sweeten the pot – actor Im Joo Hwan is in serious talks to join as the second male lead. At least we know his height is capable of going head-to-head with Woo Bin, and hopefully Suzy will have even more impetus to come alive opposite these two two awesome leading men.