Pasta team returns with new drama Miss Korea
New drama alert: MBC is lining up its winter Wednesday-Thursday drama, helmed by the PD-writer team behind Pasta. It’s called Miss Korea, and it’s about a group of neighborhood ajusshis who set out to turn a young lady from their small town into the next Miss Korea. Why am I picturing a group of grumpy ajusshis swathed in glitter and why is it awesome? The new drama is set to come around in December after Medical Top Team, and so far Lee Sung-min (Golden Time) has signed on to play one of the members of Team Beauty Queen.
It’s not surprising that he’s joining the project, since it’ll be the fourth time he’s teaming up with PD Kwon Seok-jang of Golden Time, My Princess, and Pasta. Writer Seo Sook-hyang has since penned Romance Town, and will be reuniting with her Pasta cohorts. It sounds like a fun idea, mostly because of the misfit ajusshi thing and the strangeness of them as stage moms in the pageant circuit.
The make-or-break-it element will really be the actress they cast as the future beauty queen, since she’ll have to be believably normal to some degree. I’m assuming we’ll have an ugly duckling makeover transformation (in fact it’s basically a makeover sequence AS a drama), but I can see it taking more than one montage if they go for a Miss Congeniality type of deal. We’ll have to wait for more story details to find out the why behind the town’s efforts to turn this girl into Miss Korea, but I can see My Princess’s fluffy charm working for a drama like this.
Miss Korea will follow Medical Top Team in December.
Via Star News
Tags: Lee Sung-min