I put the best picture first from the press conference for KBS drama Descendants of the Sun, because laughing Song Joong Ki makes everything better and it’s rare to see Song Hye Kyo so openly exuberant in place of her usual calm contentment. Sadly for the most part the entire press conference come off like a faculty luncheon introducing new tenured professors, briskly professional but devoid of much energy or chemistry. At this point I’m just going to say a Hail Mary and keep my fingers crossed, not much else left to do in wanting to see more from DotS promos and routinely underwhelmed. Second leads Kim Ji Won and Jin Goo are also evidencing the same collegiate safe space aura with each other, leaving only supporting actor Onew to be the life of this party and show off a frisson of liveliness. Writer Kim Eun Sook looks adorably happy so I’ll toss my lot with her, if she seems this excited about the show then maybe it’s really going to deliver, and by deliver I just need it to tell a story with sincerity acted out by a cast that sparks onscreen in whatever interaction is narratively needed.