It’s been awhile since I’ve been spurred to watch a weekend K-drama and What’s With the Family kick-started my interest in the genre again. Upcoming weekend drama Birth of a Beauty doesn’t really fit the usual weekend fare centered around makjang family events, and the drama currently in the time slot Endless Love apparently fits that description to a T. Birth of a Beauty sounds more like the weekend dramas like Cheongdamdong Alice with a higher production value and shorter length and has a more prime time drama premise. The first teaser poster is out showing a cute sexy witch silhouette that combines the attractive female form with the idea of magic.
BoaB is the story of a rich CEO played by Joo Sang Wook who suffers from a broken heart and transforms unattractive country girl Han Ye Seul into a raving beauty in order to win back his first love. In the process he is the Pygmalion who naturally falls for his work of art Galatea, one of those enduring tropes works splendidly when sincerely crafted but more often then not crashes and burns with the ickiness factor. The concept teaser is equally cute showing Joo Sang Wook as the mad doctor fiddling with playing cards that show the discombobulated facial features of a woman who later is reassembled into the stunning Han Ye Seul.
I like Joo Sang Wook and am intensely curious to see how Han Ye Seul fares after a three year hiatus from acting and experiencing quite a rocky career hitch during those years. Second leads Wang Ji Hye, Jung Kyu Woon, and Han Sang Jin do nothing for me so if they play stock evil characters I won’t lose any sleep over it.
Teaser for Birth of a Beauty:
I’ve been following Jo Sang Wook works for a while, and really in love with his laugh.. The only Han Ye Seul work that i watched was Penny Pinchers (Because my Joong Ki Oppa is in there too) but i think they will make a cute couple.. I will looking forward to watch this drama. 🙂
Yay… Love JSW since Sly & Cunning as the cutest, adorkable nerd
Here’s the poster shooting BTS video.
And an awesome gfycat.
Oh my, he’s one hot man in black.
Is it just me or does anyone think HYS looks a bit like KTH?
A lot of people think they look somewhat similar.
I a surprised that there is still a production team willing to cast Han Ye Seul after her Spy Myung Wol stint.
For JSW, I will give this a try. 🙂 Still waiting for him in Ten Season 3!
Joo Sangwook gets me EVERY time, I luff him and I will watch because the trailer looks cute and funny. I’m hoping it doesn’t go down the usual weekend drama route and become completely makjang but realistically, it probably will be. Still, it looks so adorable I may just stick with it if I like the first few episodes since it’s shorter than the normal weekend dramas.
Will watch this for JSW… full stop…