The New Big Thing?

Posted by Stephanie on May 31, 2016

Casting News

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Did you know Lee Min Ho is coming back to dramas? Do you know how long it’s been since he’s been in a drama? Do you know how possibly big this drama is going to be?

If all these answers are yes, then go you. If not, then read further. 

Lee Min Ho, is not only signing up for a new drama, but he’s teaming up with a crazy popular team. Get this. Writer from You From Another Star. Leading lady from You From Another Star. Director from City Hunter. Yeah, that is some drama pedigree going on there. I’m guessing no other dramas stand a chance.

And because of this, people are already clamoring for it. Rights to China are currently being negotiated at 50k per episode (which, for comparison sake, that’s almost double what Descendants of the Sun was sold for), which means a big push in popularity (and more importantly, a high likelihood of all of the talent and staff getting paid in full and in a timely manner — wahoo!) for all involved.

You know. Unless it’s a dud.

However, what’s the likelihood of that? Usually when a drama is that big, with that much push behind it, no matter the quality of story, the drama is pretty successful. Please tell me if I’m wrong! (Seriously, I want to know.)

Let’s get to the story itself. A retelling of the original Little Mermaid story. No, not the stripped down, bibbity-bobbity-boo’ed Disney version, but the original Hans Christian Anderson version. Have you read that? All the way to the end? Yeah, let’s just say it doesn’t end well for the the mermaid. Unless of course you think sacrificing your entire life for your dumb ass crush, so he can go off and have his happy ending while you turn into foam. Yep. Bubbles.

I’m melting! I’m melllllllting!

This might just be me but I think I could totally see Lee Min Ho as the spacey Prince Eric. (Yeah, he’s right up there with the Prince in Cinderella as dumbest hero for me.) Although with the casting of Jeon Ji Hyun, maybe they will be giving the mermaid a little sass. A little self respect. A little bit of her which would step back and say, “No, I don’t want to end up as soap.” Or at least, here’s hoping this top star would care enough to choose a different sort of character for her own return to dramas. Come on. I’m sure she has that sort of pull.

Anyway. I think this will be one of those dramas I wait for the end to happen before actually sitting down to watch. I’m not spending that amount of time just to end with bubbles. Especially considering the fact that if I do watch, bubbles bubble, I cry, I have no one else to blame but myself — I KNEW THE ENDING.


1 Comment

  • Reply Molly in Kdramaland June 2, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Crossing my fingers that this is a good one!

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