Sure, all eyes are on tvN drama It’s Okay to Not be Okay due it being Hallyu superstar Kim Soo Hyun‘s first post military discharge acting project. No pressure, right? His female lead is Seo Ye Ji and I think he must’ve have a say in her casting because she’s now part of his new agency and he commands the highest paycheck for any drama actor so I can’t imagine he doesn’t get the final yay/nay. Seo Ye Ji already costarred with my favorite Lee Jun Ki in Lawless Lawyer and she was wonderful with surprising dominant screen presence I have no complaints with her casting here.
One cannot be intimated by Kim Soo Hyun and all his previous hits have been with strong confident female leads like Gong Hyo Jin, Jeon Ji Hyun (twice), IU (twice), and Nam Ji Hyun (twice). I don’t count Han Ga In and Suzy because both are so blissfully clueness and not at all self-conscious of their own limitations but they are flat surfaces for Kim Soo Hyun to project on. Back to Seo Ye Ji, she plays a children’s book writer but her first stills make her look like a Gangnam classy housewife. No complaints, the look is classy if that is what they are going for.