So the ever popular Hong sisters will be following up Love Rain with their eighth drama, titled Big (inspired by Tom Hanks’ movie of the same name). Excited, considering I spend most of my days now being a homebody if I’m not working part-time for my mum.
I love the dramas these talented sisters churn out, or at least the popular ones I’ve watched so far: My Girl, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho and You’re Beautiful. While none of these dramas were plotted to be extremely at-the-edge-of-your-sit captivating or exciting, they all work really well because they have the right amount of romance and comedic elements that go really well together.
My Girl was one of the first Korean dramas I’ve ever watched, at a time when I was completely lazy to watch anything at all, and I really enjoyed it! You’re Beautiful was great because it was the drama that introduced me to Yonghwa from CN Blue (Yes I unbashedly loved his role no matter what people say about my tendency to have second male lead syndrome) and also showed me what a complete dork Lee Hongki could be, plus the whole girl-as-boy and concept of the band A.N Jell was addictive enough. But seriously…nothing beats My Girlfriend is a Gumiho! There wasn’t a single thing I disliked about the show, even though I usually don’t like the whole fantasy plot idea.
My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
Similar to my personal favourite body-swapping movie 17 Again with Zac Efron, or if you need a Korean drama reference…Secret Garden? Big is about an 18-year-old having his spirit swapped with that of a 30-something year old man after an accident and hilarious results are bound to enue – seeing how said 30-something year old (Gong Yoo) has a fiance (Lee Min Jung), but post-accident starts to crush on a teenage girl (Suzy).
Gong Yoo is famous for his previous drama Coffee Prince, and at the height of his popularity he had to fufill his army duties, so for his fans, I’m guessing it’s a pretty huge comeback. For me, I’m a huge Suzy fan (I think she’s the prettiest girl in K-pop ever!!), and Lee Min Jung (Boys Over Flowers) is just about every other K-pop male idol’s said ‘ideal type’, so the drama already looks set to be a huge hit.
And stills from the drama have been released over here:
Big is set to airing in June.
P/S: I’ve also added a new category ‘Dramas’, so I can blabber on about current/future shows whenever I feel like it.