Well, it’s definitely going for sleek, that’s for sure. Upcoming drama Fashion King may be a story about underdogs, but you wouldn’t know from the promos. Based on these shots, I’d guess it was a Gossip Girl-esque soapfest about privileged, angsty teens and their saucy problems. The first one reads: “Running towards tomorrow and the world / Youth’s challenge, success.” So I guess this is what the fashion-mogul-to-be hero looks like after he’s all done working his way up from nothing?
The character shots below feature the main quartet with their own taglines. Yoo Ah-in: “Things I don’t have / Hope, a future.” Shin Se-kyung: “The one thing I never let go of / Hope.” Lee Je-hoon: “I believed there was nothing I would ever lack / Until I met you…” Yuri: “I might seem perfect / But I was always lonely.”
That last one cracks me up. Oh, were you lonely, princess? It’s difficult being perfect. I know. There, there. It sounds like Lee Je-hoon’s headed straight for chaebol second lead territory, in what sounds like a fairly traditional k-drama setup, despite the gloss. I guess we’ll see soon enough if this underdog success tale’s got any heart to go with that shine.
Fashion King premieres Monday March 19 on SBS.
- Fashion King heads Stateside for location shoots
- Fashion King starts filming with Yoo Ah-in
- Fashion King holds its first script rehearsal
- SNSD’s Yuri up for Fashion King alongside Yoo Ah-in
- Yoo Ah-in returns to dramaland?
- Yoo Ah-in’s teacher bromance in Wandeuki
- Yoo Ah-in goes geek chic