Promo pics are out for Personal Taste! I’ll freely admit that this is the upcoming drama that has grabbed my interest the most, partly due to its giggly-funny premise, partly due to its fab lead actors, and partly because I’m currently reading the novel. (Never fear, when I’m done I’ll write up a general review. I’m about halfway through now, and I’ll say that as a literary work it’s probably (at best) at the level of a breezy internet novel — but as fodder for kdrama fare, there’s some primo comedy stuff in there.)
These stills were taken at the MBC drama’s first poster shoots on February 18 at a studio at the MBC Dream Center. The drama premieres March 31.
I am pretty sure the drama is going to depart in a few key ways from the novel, but the basic gist is the same. In the novel, the hero (Lee Min-ho) is older than the heroine (Sohn Ye-jin), but it remains to be seen whether the drama will tailor their ages to reflect the actors’ real ages more closely. (Lee Min-ho is 22, while Sohn Ye-jin recently turned 28.) Sohn plays a woman, Kae-in, who meets Jin-ho just when she’s suffered at the hands of two douchebags and wistfully thinks that things would be better off with a gay best friend. Thanks to some fortuitous timing, she happens upon Jin-ho at just this time, and through a misunderstanding (which is mostly Jin-ho’s fault), she believes that he’s gay. Taking this as a happy coincidence, she welcomes him as her new roommate, and Jin-ho finds himself tangled up in a misconception of his own making. Shenanigans ensue!
Via Star News
- Upcoming rival dramas hold first rehearsals
- Wang Ji-hye cast in Personal Taste
- Ryu Seung-ryong joins Personal Taste
- Kim Ji-suk added to Personal Taste
- Sohn Ye-jin headlines Personal Taste
- Lee Min-ho takes the lead in Personal Taste