I’m going to preemptively thank Scholar Who Walks the Night for releasing the most riveting long K-drama preview this year, for me at least but really that’s all I personally care about since I’m the one looking for some drama inspiration. I can’t proffer assurances that it’ll be great but the extended look had me crying (during the scene with Kim So Eun and Lee Jun Ki), and swooning (the rain scene with Jun Ki and Lee Yoo Bi), and gasping (all the intensity and man candy, rawr!). It’s basically everything I want in a fantasy sageuk, nothing too serious but everything that is dramatic.
The color coordinated cast attended a rather late press conference this week, decked out in shades of black, white, and red, with Lee Yoo Bi going for a chic relaxed pantsuit as a perfect send up of her playing a cross-dressing character in the drama. She’s so darn adorable in the previews it’s not going to be a problem selling the audiences the love story because her effervescence makes up for the lack of traditional sageuk female lead visual prettiness. Changmin remains all looks with limited emoting but strangely continues to not annoy me, whereas Lee Soo Hyuk is basically having the hammiest time of his life and we’re all enjoying the ride with him.
Long 5-minute preview for Scholar Who Walks the Night: