My my Yoo Seung Ho, keep on doing great things. Yoo Seung Ho is now confirmed to star in TV Chosun’s latest drama offering, the Korean remake of the popular Japanese drama Proposal Daisakusen, which I think the official title is Operation Proposal. The original starred Yamapi and Nagasawa Masami, which is about a man who realizes he’s fallen in love with his best friend, on her wedding day. He’s given a chance to change his ways and correct his wrongs from the past to hopefully get the girl by a church fairy. Hoot! This is one of my favorite JDramas and a specific spot in my heart is reserved for this. And now one of my fave Korean guys is casted as the Korean counterpart of Kenzou, I am in heaven~ Granted, Yoo Seung Ho is a much much better actor than Yamapi and that I hate Nagasawa Masami, but that didn’t hinder me from loving the drama. That just goes to say it’s good (in my opinion).
Yoo Seung Ho plays Kang Baek Ho and I seriously hope he gets a decent leading lady! *crosses fingers* The drama is described as a fantasy melodrama. The fantasy I get since he gets to travel back in time but it’s a melodrama? The original was a bit melo but it had its cute and funny moments too. I just hope it’s not BRING-ON-ALL-THE-TEARS melodrama ala Thousand Day Promise but that it’s just a human drama, with melo moments interspersed with comic ones.
I read some comments at Dramabeans who they peg or bet for being the female lead. Some say Jung So Min and some say Nam Ji Hyun. I actually think those are good choices but Nam Ji Hyun is tad too young I think to be married off. At least Jung So Min can do that. Now javabeans’ comment about Yoo Seung Ho not looking old enough to be marrying gets me a lil bit bothered. Sure, yeah, he already played one in Flames of Ambition BUT as javabeans precisely said, “Ah, phew. Well, that explains the casting of an 18-year-old, because no matter how good an actor Yoo is, I’m not sure I’d buy him feeling a lifetime of regret at the altar when he looks so fresh and young. Maybe a semester of regret.”
I chuckled at the last sentence but I am now confused. Will Yoo Seung Ho play a YOUNGER self of someone whose best friend is getting married or will he play both? Because, yeah, he DOESN’T look like someone who’s regretting his WHOLE life for not telling his best friend that he loved her or for that, not making a move. Anyway, we’ll see in the future, when stills and other promotional materials come rolling out. All I know is I’m FREAKIN’ excited for this!
The drama will begin filming this month and is slated to premiere on February 2012.
(Ooohh, how can I write a post this long about Yoo Seung Ho when I can’t write this fast for my academic papers? Sigh, the life of a fangirl.)
Sources: Dramabeans, endodo4ever