Here’s one more reason to tune in to the premiere of Alice in Cheongdam-dong this weekend: We’ll be getting a guest appearance by Namgoong Min (Can You Hear My Heart) as Moon Geun-young’s boyfriend. Uh… and why exactly does she go on to marry Park Shi-hoo instead?
The world of the drama is centered around fashion and design (the hero sells it, the heroine wants to make it), and since we can never have a fashion drama where any of its characters aren’t all about it, Namgoong Min’s character will also be employed in the industry. He’s a sales manager for a designer distribution company, though stymied by frustration as he “attempts to overcome his poor reality.” Poor in this case means literally without money — which, as we can surmise, is a huge drawback to living the Cheongdam-dong lifestyle.
Poverty is also the classic excuse for some noble idiocy, and he exhibits it in parting ways with his girlfriend. Does he lie, too, to spare her the misery of loving a guy without money, instead burdening her with the misery of feeling unloved and rejected?
Thus the loss of the relationship spins our heroine off into a completely different direction. Ah, now I start to see the appeal of the rich CEO Park Shi-hoo (not that he wasn’t appealing before). Just, now her project to marry a wealthy Kangnam man starts to make sense. It’s still terribly mercenary of her, but thanks to the drama gods she’ll discover the true meaning of happiness and marriage along the way, despite her motivations at the outset. Thank goodness for that.
The drama premieres on SBS this Saturday, December 1.
Via My Daily
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