Shin Se-kyung (Tree With Deep Roots) may be a household name now, but she can thank the High Kick franchise for making her known to the mainstream public when she was one of the members of the second season, High Kick Through the Roof. Like many High Kick alumni before her, she’s returning to make a cameo appearance, and shot her segment on January 4 at the sitcom’s MBC Dream Center set in Ilsan.
For her Counterattack of the Short Legs cameo, Shin will play a different character than the one she played in her own season. (If for no other reason than that her character arc ended very conclusively in her series — no spoilers here, but you can refer to this post about the ending of Season 2 if you’re curious.)
Not many details are out other than that she’ll be paired in a storyline with Yoon Kye-sang, who is a doctor at a public health clinic in the show. Aw, poor Jin-hee. Will she be crushed to be bypassed by Kye-sang (albeit unknowingly) once more? Some fans have suggested that this is a roundabout allusion to Shin Se-kyung’s one-sided loveline with Daniel Choi’s doctor character in her season, which I suppose is true in that there’s always an element of fanservice in cameo appearances with old cast members. But I trust the show to do a solid job of incorporating her appearance into its narrative smoothly, as it did with Jung Il-woo’s cameo a couple months ago.
Shin Se-kyung’s episode in High Kick 3 will air next week.
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