Kim Haneul and TOP are top contenders for Absolute Boyfriend
javabeans: Wait so Kim Haneul is doing You’re My Pet remake AND the Absolute Boyfriend remake?
girlfriday: What’s Absolute Boyfriend?
javabeans: It’s another Japanese manga that’s been adapted over and over again and is up for a K-drama remake. The heroine has a robot boyfriend. Literally a robot.
girlfriday: Does not compute. He’s a robot? Like a cyborg? This is the premise?
javabeans: She orders one to her specification, and then he develops some sort of AI form of emotion, so that he’s got his “own” thoughts and feelings.
girlfriday: Am I supposed to find this creepy?
javabeans: No, but you probably should.
girlfriday: I’m feeling wrong feelings, and not the good kind. I mean, unless we’re in like full-on Cylon territory or something.
javabeans: Sorry, no Battlestars here. Or Galactici.
girlfriday: Well then I’m back to finding the Acme Robot Factory really creepy.
javabeans: Does Kim Haneul just really want a career in Japan? The Pet movie releases in November, then right away Absolute Boyfriend drama series starts filming in December. Isn’t this how we get pigeonholed? It’s like doing Fantastic Four, and then, uh… X-men. Or Batman and then Superman.
girlfriday: What? You did NOT just group those franchises together!
javabeans: Not you too? I was just going to say that my brother would probably be able to break down that statement for all the ways it is factually and canonically erroneous, but that I wasn’t gonna give a damn.
girlfriday: I was just gonna say how some go in the SUCK pile while others go in the AWESOME pile.
javabeans: And I was just gonna say how some people take comic books really seriously. Say, into unhealthy territory.
girlfriday: AT LEAST I DON’T ORDER ROBOTS.
javabeans: That insult isn’t even logically consistent.
girlfriday: Neither is your face.
javabeans: Soooo mature. You talk to your fake robot boyfriend with that mouth?
javabeans: But really, TOP as the boyfriend? Isn’t he a little…scary for that role? That might make more sense if he were supposed to be Terminator Boyfriend.
girlfriday: Haha. It would be really funny if he had a Terminator mode. Okay, I can’t be the only person who’s going to ask this… is he… a sexbot? Like is that what he’s built for?
javabeans: This is broadcast, not Skinemax. I can’t see MBC potentially okaying the raunchy adventures of Lady and her Trampbot.
girlfriday: HA. How did Kim Haneul get branded as the career woman who can’t manage a love life and has to resort to ordering a pet/robot/domesticated boytoy to help unleash the wild child inside? Because the logical step after internet dating is what, frankensteining your own?
javabeans: These are busy ladies. No time to dilly-dally with internet courtship. Just order one up to go, and you can teach/tame/program him on your own time.
girlfriday: See, my mind is unable to go anywhere but the WRONG place with that. Pray tell, friend whose mind is not irreparably in the gutter: what the hell is he FOR, then?
javabeans: To be her perfect, gentlemanly, chaste, pristine boyfriend, of course! You know, the kind of guy who doesn’t exist outside of artificial intelligence.
girlfriday: If a girl wants chaste and pristine, she shouldn’t date dudes.
javabeans: And now you’re on the same page as this drama!
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- Stills released from You’re My Pet
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