K-actress Seo Hyun Jin toiled for over ten years as supporting leads and the unenviable second female lead that rarely gets a considerate characterization. But her dues paid off and she earned her female lead ascension around 7 years ago first through sageuks (her diction is impeccable) and then through the popular hit Another Oh Hae Young followed by Romantic Teacher, Doctor Kim. I mention this because Park Bo Gum‘s character in Record of Youth is in the toiling phase, or even earlier than that the trying to get his foot in the door phase. It’s an arduous slog but true talent (hopefully) gets their due and shines through. Having Seo Hyun Jin guest start in RoY (written by her screenwriter in Temperature of Love) is a nice moment and I can see her character a sunbae actress taking a meaningful teaching moment with rookie Hye Joon. I can also see the chemistry from the stills alone, and perhaps it’s unfair to Park So Dam‘s Jung Ah that she really has none with Hye Joon because the two of them have no stakes in their relationship so it just feels really flat and nice but nothing simmering that needs to be there to convey romance.