The artist and the dancer please the crowds for tvN’s Revolutionary Love
Why so cute, Show? tvN’s upcoming Revolutionary Love, about a hardworking Candy, an ambitious secretary, and a third-generation chaebol disguised as a part-timer, has released character teasers of our leads appropriately hard at work, though not in the way you’d expect. I love these kinds of witty, tongue-in-cheek teasers, so I hope the actual show lives up to its potential, especially since Kang So-ra (Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho) and Choi Siwon (She Was Pretty) have some pretty great comedic timing.
The teaser begins with Kang So-ra intensely concentrating on a task, to the awe of shoppers. I burst out laughing at the shots of her audience, which includes an ajumma who lets her cart roll away, a man who drops a food sample mid-bite, and people taking pictures with their smartphones. The inspirational music is just the icing on the cake, especially when Kang So-ra succeeds at placing the last food can and does a weird victory flap with her arms, with a wind machine blowing her hair back. Her work is admittedly impressive — she’s made a ginormous teapot out of cans, complete with tea pouring from its spout. Then we pull back to reveal that she’s perched on Choi Siwon’s shoulders, while the caption below reads: “In the middle of a part-time job at the supermarket.” Kang So-ra narrates, “The efforts of the world’s naive.”
In the second half, Choi Siwon is dressed like Michael Jackson and struts his stuff using car headlights as backlighting. He has his own army of fans, who squeal as he points in their direction. I love how the ladies are all starry-eyed and fan-girling, and then you can see one or two men in the background clearly exasperated while their wives or girlfriends cheer him on. What you don’t see at first is that he’s the parking attendant (the caption reads, “In the middle of a part-time job at the parking lot”), and all the cars providing the backlighting are honking at him for completely bringing the lot to a standstill. Ha, I adore him for his completely oblivious hip thrusts in the middle of that chaos. Kang So-ra, on the other hand, looks like she could crawl into a hole, and covers her eyes for good measure. Choi Siwon repeats her narration from the first teaser, and gives a wide smile as the teaser ends.
Oh, I think I’m going to love Choi Siwon in this. His character in She Was Pretty was so endearingly strange while simultaneously having emotional depth, that I can easily picture him as the naive chaebol heir trying — and mostly failing — to live and work like many people his age have to. It’s going to be fun seeing him and Kang So-ra together as well, ‘cause she’s the veteran part-timer with the professional know-how, and hopefully it’ll be like a Karate Kid wax-on, wax-off type of situation where she imparts her hard-earned knowledge to the novice.
Revolutionary Love will follow Live Up to Your Name on tvN’s Saturday-Sunday slot, premiering on October 14.
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