Okay, so I don’t think Na PD can go with Grandmas Over Flowers for this foursome, but the cast is now complete for the actress special of tvN’s hit travel variety show Grandpas Over Flowers. The as-yet-unnamed trip will feature Lee Seung-gi as Luggage(-Errand-Slave) Boy, and actresses (from left to right): Yoon Yeo-jung (age 67, Queen’s Classroom), Kim Ja-ok (age 63, Can’t Lose), Kim Hee-ae (age 47, A Wife’s Credentials), and Lee Mi-yeon (age 43, Merchant Kim Man-deok).
I wish they’d all been of a similar age, but their commonality seems to be acting chops by and large. In any case I’m really excited about Yoon Yeo-jung, who’s just sassy and outspoken and amazing, and Kim Ja-ok, whom I absolutely adore. They’re total opposites — one’s brassy and the other’s all sweetness and light, but both are hilarious. Here’s the imaginary picture I have in my head of each of them: Yoon Yeo-jung is leaning back in a chair and smoking (and silently judging), and Kim Ja-ok is wearing a tiara for no reason other than it made her feel pretty that day. I foresee some hijinks with these two.
Mostly, I just trust that Na PD will find gold in the combination, whatever it is. And it doesn’t hurt that he’ll be reuniting with 1 Night 2 Days ex-maknae Seung-gi, who judging by last week’s Grandpas Over Flowers, signed a contract without knowing what he was getting himself into. Always read the fine print when you’re dealing with an evil mastermind!
The details of the trip (like destination) are still up in the air, but they’ll start shooting in mid-October and then leave for their ten-day backpacking trip in early November. The first episodes of the series will air by late November on tvN.
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