Triple press conference
Look, it’s gonna be tedious calling out “MINE” for every single cast member and photo, so howsabout we just come to the understanding that they are ALL mine? Okay? Phew, I knew we could work that out.
Also, please note that this drama is now premiering on June 11, THURSDAY (not Wednesday). In the past few weeks, the date has been switching between the 10th and the 11th (even different news outlets for this very press conference posted differing information) but the official site now says that Episodes 1 and 2 will both show on Thursday.
Yunno, I no longer really care about the figure skating aspect of this drama, since it’s not likely to overshadow the plot. So, the main point for me is: It just seems like FUN.
After all, how can you not totally dig these three men together?
Also, director Lee Yoon-jung, who did the sports drama Taereung National Village before trendy drama Coffee Prince, emphasized at the June 2 press conference that while it seems that Triple would be a natural trendy sports mix, it is actually not a sports drama. Rather, she defines it as a story of six characters living in Seoul in 2009, the majority of whom are not athletes. She said, “This drama is a story of growing up.”
The characters are split into the figure-skating athletes and coaches (Min Hyo-rin, Lee Hana, Park So-hyun) and the employees of an advertising agency (Lee Jung-jae, Lee Seon-kyun, Yoon Kye-sang, Kim Hee).
But the relationships between the characters are described as complicated: Shin-hwal (Lee Jung-jae) is hurt by Su-in (Lee Hana), who then is attracted to his co-worker Hyun-tae (Yoon Kye-sang). Shin-hwal’s skater stepsister Haru (Min Hyo-rin) starts to like him, and is coached by Su-in. On top of that, another of Shin-hwal’s co-workers, Sang-hee (Kim Hee) has a one-sided crush on him, but contrary to her feelings, she has a one-night fling with another co-worker Hae-yoon (Lee Seon-kyun).
Phew! Comedy ensues, I presume.
The description sounds fairly similar to “makjang” dramas (those exaggerated soap-opera theatrics), but with PD Lee at the helm, we can hope for funny, sweet storytelling. I hope. And barring that, at least we’ll be treated to a nice soundtrack.
Lee Jung-jae is said to be playing against his real personality with a hot-tempered sort of character:
Newly married, Lee Seon-kyun is looking mighty cool:
Do I love Yoon Kye-sang‘s hair? Well, no. (And Lee Jung-jae is proof positive of how much a difference a nice upsweep can do for you.) But I absolutely love his little-boy smile.
I’m not particularly looking forward to Min Hyo-rin, but with all the other goodness in this drama, I don’t think she’ll bother me. From the preview clips, she even seems like she might pull off the character decently enough.
I think Lee Hana looks adorable. I’m getting the sense she’s supposed to be a little staid, but she pulls off casual-chic.
Newcomer Kim Hee looked cute in the previews among the ad men:
Drama PD Lee Yoon-jung: