These additional stills are more of the same, but the bright, vivid posters add a nice dash of color to SBS’s upcoming weekend drama Alice in Cheongdam-dong. The top poster is pretty self-explanatory, featuring our leads in poses and a formation that scream “light, cute rom-com”; that’s Moon Geun-young as the Alice-like lead in the strange world of Cheongdam-dong, Park Shi-hoo as her chaebol prince (maybe-not-so-)charming, Kim Ji-suk as the rival love interest, and So Yi-hyun rounding out the quartet.
The second poster riffs on the drama’s inspiration (Alice in Wonderland), showing our leads peering out of a forest and into a curious new land. This is symbology that’s been hammered into our brains from Day 1; I hope the drama proper manages to work with it in a smart way, rather than continuing with the hammering. (We. Get. It. Really.) The two posters are the work of photographer Y.Zin; the name doesn’t ring a bell with me but he was also the artist behind Padam Padam’s posters, which had a similarly ethereal quality (though that drama was worlds apart from Alice, being starker, grimmer, and more unusual).
Below that we have stills of our leads, separately, and I suppose the main thing I get out of those is the chance to appreciate how nice Park Shi-hoo looks as a sharp businessman. He plays the CEO of a global distribution company while our heroine (of course) is his complete opposite, at the bottom of the career ladder. She’s an aspiring designer who busily applies for every possible position, which explains the stills below of Moon at a recruitment fair with resumé in hand.
I’m still confused about the show (aren’t we all?) but I do like the short running time (it’s a 16-episode miniseries, which seems to be a dying breed) and, of course, the main cast. It’s enough to get me to tune in, but we’ll have to see whether it’s worth sticking around for. Alice in Cheongdam-dong premieres next weekend, on December 1.
- More Moon Geun-young stills and another trailer for Alice
- Alice in Cheongdam-dong’s first teaser
- Alice in Cheongdam-dong’s family portrait
- Alice in Cheongdam-dong begins filming
- Alice in Cheongdam-dong casts second leads
- Moon Geun-young and Park Shi-hoo team up in rom-com
- Weekend romance drama courts Moon Geun-young