What in the Furby’s name is this craziness! The delicious Kim Ji Hoon was released from military service last month and has been understandably laying low, clearly to plot the right vehicle for his onscreen return. The media has just confirmed that he’ll be starring in a weekend family drama called My Daughter So Young on KBS, taking over the time slot for You Who Rolled in Unexpectedly. I bet it’ll at least be thirty episodes or more given its timeslot and genre, which brings screenwriter So Hyun Kyung back to the weekend drama slot that she hit it big on with Shining Inheritance/Brilliant Legacy (she went on to write prime time dramas Prosecutor Princess and 49 Days). What’s totally weirding me out is that the leading lady is Choi Jung Won, who starred with Kim Ji Hoon in Wish Upon a Star and they were adorable together as the OTP of that drama. Yet now they are going to play twins. Not even siblings, but twins! Oh my head is spinning already.
I decree that there should be a ban reuniting acting pairings who have played romantic couples before and turning them into siblings. That just squicks me out on a visceral level, especially if they’ve made out onscreen before. That just leads my mind to go down fauxcest paths and that’s no good for my sanity. In My Daughter So Young, Kim Ji Hoon will be paired with Park Jung Ah, while Choi Jung Won is romanced by Lee Sang Yoon. While WUAS turned into a giant waste of the great chemistry between Kim Ji Hoon and Choi Jung Won (the first 10 episodes were the crackiest drama crack that ever cracked back in early 2010, and then it all spectacularly fell apart), I’m sad that their reunion is turning into a love-that-can-never-ever-be-so-don’t-even-think-about-it. Helming this will be PD Yoo who recently did Brain (where he worked with Choi Jung Won) and God of Study. The drama premieres on September 15th, after May Queen and Five Fingers have already dueled it out a bit for a few weeks. This actually sounds like the least makjang of the three weekend dramas.