Character posters for Lovely Horribly’s top actor, unfortunate writer, and lovestruck PD
This must be one scary drama set. KBS’s upcoming show Lovely Horribly stars Song Ji-hyo (This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair), Park Shi-hoo (My Golden Life), and Lee Ki-kwang (Circle), and posters have been released with our main cast appropriately doused in eerie lighting. I really enjoy a horror-rom-com when done well (see: Master’s Sun, Oh My Ghostess), so here’s to hoping that this show turns out as entertainingly creepy and swoony.
Song Ji-hyo and Park Shi-hoo will play a drama writer and a top star, respectively, who presumably meet while working together on a drama. Born on the same day at the same time, the two are tied by fate, but not in the romantic way you might assume: If one finds happiness, the other becomes equally unhappy. It sounds like the balance has been skewed one way for a long time though, since Park Shi-hoo’s poster reads, “The man who gets everything right.” On the other hand, Song Ji-hyo, looking vaguely distressed and carrying a typewriter in her poster, is accompanied by the caption, “The woman who just can’t seem to get anything right.”
Park Shi-hoo’s character, Yoo Philip, is an actor at the height of his career, considered perfect from head to toe. He is also be a bit of a heodang (i.e., unexpectedly inept), but that just makes his character that much more approachable and lovable. His star power is such that he’s expected to take his career overseas, but he gets caught up in unfortunate events for perhaps the first time in his professional life. Hmm, maybe that means some good luck at last for Song Ji-hyo’s Oh Eul-soon character? Eul-soon has a bit of a dark aura and can be somewhat curt, which isn’t that surprising given her streak of bad luck, but is a warmer person than most once people get to know her.
Eul-soon’s warmth is probably what attracts the attention of Lee Ki-kwang’s drama PD character, Lee Sung-joong. He has a bit of a otherworldly trait as well, and on his poster, he says, “I can see ghosts.” An up-and-coming PD at his station, he only has eyes for writer Eul-soon, and follows her around as a young, innocent suitor. Aww, he sounds adorable, though I can see his character providing most of the thrills in this drama, what with his ability to see ghosts and all.
Lovely Horribly’s supporting cast includes Ham Eun-jung (All Kinds of Daughters-in-Law) and Choi Yeo-jin (On the Way to the Airport), and will premiere in KBS’s Monday-Tuesday slot recently vacated by Are You Human Too on August 13.
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