Leave it up to K-ent to once again drama cast to my consternation, well maybe that’s too pessimistic but it’s to my concern for sure. The casting is set for the upcoming K-drama remake of hit J-dorama Rich Man, Poor Woman, not a recent work but still has a fond spot in my heart and relatively high name recognition among fans. The original was in 2012 and starred Oguri Shun and Ishihara Satomi, a pairing that was rather out-of-the-blue for me back then and ended up a winning from the first episode on.
It’s a modern Cinderella story set in the fast-moving IT world and posits that even a super smart and well-educated female lead needs a lucky break with an eccentric rich guy, but done in way that isn’t icky or old-fashioned. The K-drama Rich Man, Poor Woman will headline Suho of EXO and Ha Yeon Soo as the leads, with Oh Chang Suk and Kim Ye Jin confirmed to play the brother-sister set of second leads. The drama doesn’t have a network or production team announced yet but on the casting alone I’m really iffy, this one needs electric leads who spark off each other like no other and Suho and Ha Yeon Soo are both rather lukewarm in the onscreen chemistry department.