What is this, Idol Rain? Another pop singer joins the cast of the drama Love Rain, and this time it’s Seo In-gook, a newish singer who won the TV reality competition show Superstar K in 2009.
Seo In-gook will play one of a trio of university students in the 1970s portion of the drama, with buddies Jang Geun-seok and Kim Shi-hoo. His character is a law student who rules the music cafe C’est La Vie.
Look, I know Jang Geun-seok did a gut-bustingly hilarious job portraying an idol in You’re Beautiful, but I thought a period melodrama about a generation-spanning pure love story would sort of be reserved for, you know, actors.
To be fair, not all idols are bad actors. I’m not against idols in general. I do find it a crying shame when wooden idols with no acting affinity pluck roles away from promising newbies, but I’m happy to see one break free from the “idol prejudice” and do a great job. But Jang Geun-seok is so much better when he’s playing opposite people as good as himself, and you’ve already muddied the casting pool with Yoon-ah. (So dull.) And Love Rain is a full-on melodrama, not a fluffy rom-com with a huge supporting cast that allows for idols to pop in and out of the background (see: It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl, You’ve Fallen For Me, High Kick, All My Love…).
SIGH. *Shakes fist ineffectually*
Love Rain will air sometime in early 2012.
Via No Cut News
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