There’s a new drama special being prepped that for some reason is not being called a drama special, but a “situation drama.” It’s only two episodes though, and if it walks like a drama special and talks like a drama special, I don’t know why we need another name for it. It’s either a play on “sitcom,” or likely it’s more to do with needing a name for something that isn’t a part of the official Drama Special roster over at KBS.
In any case, the two-episode miniseries is called Anticipate Love, and stars Daniel Choi (School 2013) as a love expert giving others advice. Um, like this guy? I have to say, Daniel Choi is pretty great, but I’m not sure Romance Guru is the aura he gives off. Or is the comedy in the casting? There has to be a humorous bent to the role — his character’s name is Cha Ki-dae, as in literally “antipate the next thing.” Oh, title puns.
Pop star BoA has been cast opposite him, in what will be her first official drama role (she’s done cameos and the like), so I don’t know if she’ll be any good, but a two-episode drama special seems as good a way to find out as any. Her character’s name is Joo Yeon-ae [yeon-ae = love/dating/romance, another title pun] and she’s hopelessly bad at dating, with a particular weakness for bad boys. Who doesn’t have that weakness? But dating Daniel Choi ought to fix that bad habit right up.
Directing is the PD of the drama special Don’t Worry, I’m A Ghost (she was also the second PD on Baker King and Man of Honor). The series promises to be a frank portrayal of contemporary dating life among twenty- and thirty-somethings. The format is still unclear, because some articles are describing this as a pilot for a longer-running series, even though the only concrete thing right now are the two episodes.
Anticipate Love is shooting the pilot episode and angling to air in the Drama Special timeslot (currently airing the four-episode miniseries Adolescence Medley). It plans to air sometime in September on KBS.
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