All the attention around the next MBC Wed-Thurs drama Lucky Romance have been on the two main leads Hwang Jung Eum and Ryu Jun Yeol. That’s par for the course, and especially so when the leads in question are coming off buzzy or successful prior dramas. In Hwang Jung Eum’s case it was last fall’s surprise hit She Was Pretty while Ryu Jun Yeol went from unknown to leading man status after Answer Me 1988. Now they’re paired up for LR and I’m as curious as their fans to see if they have chemistry with each other, and whether lightning will continue to hit for them in picking yet another winning drama and/or role.
With that said, the LR second leads are interesting commodities in their own right and now it’s time to check out Lee Soo Hyuk and Lee Chung Ah in first stills from the drama. The whiplash is greatest for Lee Soo Hyuk since I last saw him biting anything in sight and being the most entertaining vampire baddie ever in a K-drama. Here he looks quirky and boyish as Hwang Jung Eum’s first love, and likely the comedy guy element to Ryu Jun Yeol’s straight man. Lee Chung Ah always seems a tad low energy to me so he’s hoping her character is edgy and is integral to the story.