Kwak Shi-yang follows Ghostess with lead in daily drama
girlfriday: Yay, Kwak Shi-yang has been cast as the lead in a drama! I always like to see talented newcomers rising, and for him it’s really very quick—his debut was only a year ago and he’s already had a few leads now.
javabeans: Before you get too excited, KBS’s My Love Enemy IS a daily, so there’s that.
girlfriday: Maybe this’ll be the daily I watch! What’s it about?
javabeans: Nothing, by which I mean everything: It’s “people facing hate and conflict, learning to forgive and the real meaning of love and happiness” and stuff.
girlfriday: So… basically nothing.
javabeans: Yeah, maybe I’ll skip that one. But I’m still glad for his career, because as adorable as he is being a background figure of Oh My Ghostess (as Cordon Bleu-trained Joon), I kind of want him to do more acting.
girlfriday: He is criminally underused in Ghostess! I mean, he gets to be occasionally cute, but he could do so much more!
javabeans: It’s weird to see him so sidelined right after he was the leading man of Persevere, Gu Hae-ra (not to mention the indie film Night Flight that was his debut), but you can’t say Ghostess is a bad role for him, because it’s so red-hot popular right now that it’s getting him a lot of exposure.
girlfriday: That’s not really the kind of exposure I was hoping for. More abs!
javabeans: I think that would be too distracting, and then we’d forget what we were talking about. Wait, what were we talking about?
girlfriday: Okay, but really, as hot as he is, it’s because he’s a good actor that we’ve taken notice in everything he’s done. He totally made me cry in Feel-Good Day as the lonely son of Deadbeat Dad who just wanted to be part of a family.
javabeans: And frankly, if he hadn’t been the one playing Se-jong in Persevere, Gu Hae-ra, I might have hated his character, or at least wanted to punch him in aggravation. As it was, he was frustratingly noble and broody, but he made me care, and root for him to come around.
girlfriday: And in Ghostess, I just want him to be more of a threat in the love triangle, and do cute things to make Jo Jung-seok crazy mad with jealousy.
javabeans: I know, he’s totally poised to be that heart-tugging second lead and all he’s done is throw her a few looks! Why aren’t they doing more with him?
girlfriday: Why doesn’t he ever let Bong-sun/Soon-ae go home with him?
javabeans: I know, right? If he’s so willing to lend her money, be her confidante, or be helpful, why can’t she just resolve her grudge with him? See now I’m talking like I don’t love Chef, which I totally do, but this is the crisis of allegiance I want to feel from the show!
girlfriday: Yes! There should be fanwars! Polite, respectful ones, where nobody shouts or calls each other names, but fanwars nonetheless. Otherwise your second lead is being wasted.
javabeans: It’s a good thing I have a robust imagination to keep me busy.
girlfriday: You and Soon-ae both.
javabeans: It’s what keeps us going.
Via Sports Chosun