Sulli vs. Lee Joon Gi; What Upcoming Dramas to Watch?
If you’re sad the London Olympics are coming to an end, here are some dramas that will star good-looking boys and girls to calm you down.
The dramas that had their premieres pushed back due to the 2012 London Olympics are ready to launch in the week after the Olympics end. Out of these new dramas, two are especially drawing attention for their cast, SBS’ To the Beautiful You and MBC’s Arang and the Magistrate.
To the Beautiful You is based on a manga, and stars f(x)’s Sulli and SHINee’s Minho. Sulli will be trying on a new image as a girl dressed up to look like a boy. In order to meet her favorite high jump gold medalist Kang Tae Jun (Minho), the pretty girl Koo Jae Hee (Sulli) pretends to be a boy and transfers to a physical education high school.
The first episode, to air on August 15, will delve into Sulli’s adventures in an all-boy high school. As revealed in the stills released by the drama’s production company on August 8, Sulli will even be confronting Mighty Mouth’s Sangchoo in the boys’ bathroom. Sulli actually attended a girls’ high school, and was reported to be unable to hold her bashfulness on set.
Arang and the Magistrate, in the other corner of the ring, will be led by Lee Joon Gi.
In this piece, which will be about the love story between a flower boy magistrate and a clumsy ghost named Arang, Lee Joon Gi will be teaming up with Shin Min Ah. Because this is his first drama in two years, Lee Joon Gi is pouring all his efforts into it. Despite the heat, he’s taking time off of his breaks to practice for his action scenes.
His character, Eun Oh, is good-looking but is harsh, but Lee Joon Gi himself has been known to brighten up the mood on set.
In the behind-the-scenes photos released on August 8, he is shown wishing the drama a success with a piece of paper with his message on it, while in others he’s shown putting on his cute antics, drawing more attention to his drama.
Photo credit: SM C&C, MBC
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