Shin Se-kyung offered lead in Sensory Couple
Well, it’s not final yet, but Sensory Couple (the drama formerly known as The Girl Who Sees Smells) is courting yet another actress to lead, with Shin Se-kyung up as the latest contender. Her agency confirmed having received the offer, but stated that final decisions have yet to be made.
Sensory Couple is the drama based on a webtoon about a girl who can see smells — literally, as in being able to visualize them — and a man who loses his younger sister in the “Bar Code Murders” and also loses his ability to sense things. He suffers an accident with the heroine, who survives “miraculously” but loses her memories. (Did she… steal his senses then? Ha. If only biology worked that way.) Yoochun’s name has been attached to the drama early on, but I notice that he has yet to confirm officially as well, so currently nobody’s committed to the show.
Of course, it doesn’t have to mean anything serious when one potential star is announced as a possibility and then declines the role — that’s a standard part of the process these days — but once you’ve moved on to Number 4, that’s when I start wondering what’s wrong with the role. (Suzy, Kim Ji-won, and Jin Se-yeon were mentioned as possibilities.) After Iron Man, I find Shin Se-kyung quite a bit less off-putting than I used to, even if the drama was a major flop and went largely ignored, because I liked its quirkiness and thought she suited the sunny, sweet heroine very well. (Which is more than I could say of any of her prior roles, such as When a Man Loves and Fashion King, which, blegh.)
But even so, I’m pretty wary of her being cast in this, because I don’t find her easily likable — I find her default mode to be rather cold onscreen. And I want Yoochun to be paired with someone better than most of those names, someone with both acting skill and personal appeal, with whom he can build up a credible rapport. Is Baek Jin-hee busy? Han Groo? Lee Yubi? Alternately, maybe Yoochun can pick a new drama, preferably (for some of us) playing a sweet dork.
Sensory Couple is scheduled to take the Hyde, Jekyll, Me timeslot on Wednesdays and Thursdays and premieres in April.
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