Well, hellooooo there Joo Won, it’s been a long time hasn’t it? Except it hasn’t been. Last year you did Yong Pal. Which I didn’t want to watch, so for me? It’s been foooooever. He’s signed onto what some says to be his last project before heading off to his military service.
Isn’t it sad when we know a project is their last project? Doesn’t it make us want to watch it even more? Well, maybe not me, but I’m a jerk like that. You know what’s sadder though, it’s not the guys who give us no notice—no, it’s almost like those gents are doing us a favor, ripping off the band aid fast. Blink. It’s over. Begin waiting for their return. No, what’s worse is the actors who promise a final drama or movie and then poof, there they go.
Remember when Yoon Shi Yoon said, before he went to military, that he wanted to do a passionate drama before he went? Getting all us fangirls excited? Then? Nada. Low blow, Yoon, Low Blow.
Anywhoo, whether Joo Won does head off to military or not after this, has signed onto a new drama, a saeguk this time around. Is this his first one? Is Bridal Mask considered a saeguk? I mean it takes place in the past but not like, ancient past. He was killer in that drama, and I’ve been waiting for him to take on another kick ass role. One that lets him let his crazy out a little bit. This though? This role is not that role.
New and upcoming drama is an old story, a remake of the movie, My Sassy Girl. My Sassy Girl is something of one of those classic popular movies. Have I seen it? Nope. Why? It stars Cha Tae Hyun who, you know, I avoid at all cost. But it’s classic. Lots of people like it. There seems to be a sequel on the horizon, which, even if I liked Cha Tae Hyun would not seem like a good idea. It’s that thing where you can’t watch someone fall in love with one person, root for them, see their happy ending and then watch them head off with someone else the next time around. (This is why I will never watch Let’s Eat 2. Why, writers, why?)
Joo Won has chosen to sign on as the happless man who falls in love with a sassy, messy heroine. It will be an interesting twist to see this in a historical format. Do we have very many happless or regular Joe heroes in saeguks? I know I haven’t seen a lot of them, but I can’t think of a single one. Nope, not a one. Do I want to see Joo Won as happless? Not really. While I do think he can do comedy, I thought he was great in Tomorrow Cantabile.
But he was the very opposite in happless there.
Right now, I’m going to go with a big pass on this drama, but who knows, as they haven’t even cast the sassy girl yet, there is plenty of time left to make that decision.