The Fugitive of Joseon Holds Sartorially Challenged Drama Press Conference

When I do posts about press conferences I normally top it with a picture of the pretty OTP, or the fashionable four leads, or even the entire sprawling cast. I have yet to lead with a picture of the two males leads, and I thought I would reserve that honor for the day Korea did a drama about the love story between two gay guys presented in its usually addictive way of romance. I dunno, it could happen, right? Sadly before that epic day arrives I have to give the honor of showcasing what might be called Two Dorky Guys of Joseon on the Run. Yes, the drama has an English title of The Fugitive of Joseon (with a Korean title of Heaven’s Mandate), and is about a royal physician with a sick daughter and has to go on the lam when he’s falsely implicated in a poisonous murder scheme while pursued by the greatest hunter in Joseon. Ergo, it’s really Two Guys on the Run, set in Joseon, except when those two guys travel through time and end up in the modern world, they had no clue how to dress and showed up as a press conference looking like THAT (see above). Normally good looking hunky specimens of fine Korean male form Lee Dong Wook and Song Jong Ho donned what might be the least fitting suits in the history of haberdashery and paraded before the media for their upcoming sageuk press conference. Also present were leading ladies Song Ji Hyo and Yoon Jin Yi, both of whom wore white dresses of varying degrees of shortness, and both exhibited zero chemistry with their leading man Lee Dong Wook. None. Zilch. Nada. Little adorable Kim Yoo Bin playing the daughter of Lee Dong Wook is the cutest thing ever and is also the most eye-pleasing visage at the press conference. Everyone else was varying degrees of fail, and she knocked it out of the park. KBS should have ordered everyone to show up in their sageuk outfits. I still think this drama looks potentially awesome, but I’ll need a few days to erase so much fail from my eyes before checking it out next week when it premieres. Continue reading