So I’ve gone dark side and checked out the first couple of episodes of You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin on Dramacrazy (place of popup adds and dubious legality but, while Viki works on getting the show licensed, beggars can’t be choosers). I’ve been anticipating the show for Jo Jung-suk because he’s been an awesome scene stealer in every drama I’ve seen him in.
My verdict? I think he’s going to be fun to watch. His character heads one of the top up-and-coming entertainment agencies in town. And on the surface he’s all arrogance and cool perfection. But underneath he’s a bundle of dorky insecurities with strong hints of a marshmallow center. (I know, you’re shocked.) So for Jo Jung-suk alone, I’ll be tuning back in.
One other character has pinged my “ooh, this will be fun to watch!” meter. Lee Mi-sook plays an elite actress and she is so, so gorgeous, and I adored her in Can We Get Married? (in which she hid her gorgeousness but couldn’t hide her awesomeness) and I’m really, really happy to be watching her again.
The storyline seems interesting enough (looks to be an Ugly Duckling type of tale) and all the other characters have potential. IU is starring and she’s quite likable (I liked her in Dream High, so this didn’t surprise me), which is important. It didn’t bowl me over to the extent I’ll be evangelizing on its behalf. If it’s something you’re already interested in, I’d say watch, but as of now it’s too early for me to try and pull in viewers. We’ll see how things develop. (Which, at 50 episodes, it’s got time to grow.)