Sung Joon and Kim So-yeon may very possibly be in an upcoming drama together. Which is awesome! And it will be the 3rd installment of the I Need Romance franchise. Which is horrifying! (source: Dramabeans)
I adore both actors. Kim So-yeon is like a chameleon — she plays vastly different roles in vastly different dramas and just sinks right into them. I love to watch her work. Sung Joon… is my bias. (One of them, anyway.) He’s got this lovely, low-key presence and, when he’s given something to work with (*side-eyes Gu Family Book*), can turn out a nicely nuanced performance.
Thing is, I have a love-hate relationship with the I Need Romance dramas. I’ve watched both seasons — pulled in by the high-production value and the good acting and the refreshingly sexy romance — and I’ve regretted it each time. I finally realized that I have a fundamental difference of opinion with the creators over what makes for a good relationship (trust — and also, not being a lying, secretive dick) and what makes for a strong woman (leaving the guy who turned out to be a lying, secretive dick). And I swore (swore!) I would not watch another. And then they went and cast Kim So-yeon and Sung Joon. Urgh!
I think I’ll stick with my vow. I hope I’ll stick with my vow. Will I be able to stick to my vow? Oh, I’m wavering. Maybe… maybe this time will be different? Maybe this time the love at the center of the story will be healthy and mutually supportive. Maybe? *weeps*