Child actress-turned-grownup Lee Se-young courted for The Best Hit
Lee Se-young was one of those actresses who had been in the industry for so long that I would recognize her but not remember any of the projects she had been in. So she was without a real breakout role until her most recent family drama Laurel Tree Tailors; she managed to snag the 2016 KBS Newcomer Award for her role as a cute spoiled chaebol heiress (even though she’s been acting for nearly twenty years… yeah, I don’t understand K-drama awards either). Due to her rising popularity, she’s been getting numerous offers; chief among them is the mixed-format youth drama The Best Hit about aspiring young musicians setting out to achieve their dreams.
Yoon Shi-yoon (Mirror of the Witch) and Kim Min-jae (The Lonely Shining Goblin) have already signed on to be part of the main cast, and Lee Se-young is the favored choice for the female lead character, who is a cheerful, perky civil servant exam student. The story seems a little similar to The Liar and His Lover because it’s about a complicated musician father-son relationship. The plot description says that a star who disappeared twenty years ago, reappears in front of his adult son in the present day and the rest of the drama is about the events that happen in their lives from that point on.
I could see the potential match-up between Yoon and Lee working out well because they both have this amazing puppy dog energy (Exhibit A: Enrique in Flower Boy Next Door; Exhibit B: Min Hyo-won in Laurel Tree Tailors). I’m also curious to see how the variety aspect is going play out, whether it’ll be similar to the feel of Producers. It’s being helmed partially by PD Yoo Ho-jin, who worked on 1 Night 2 Days, so the team definitely has a variety show expert on board, and if everything comes together, it sounds like we’ll be in for lots of good-natured fun and laughter.
Currently, The Big Hit team is going on a casting spree because they want to broadcast the drama by this May, so hopefully we’ll see this soon.
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