The pioneer with artist’s block in KBS’s rom-com fantasy Perfume
I feel like Shin Sung-rok (An Empress’s Dignity) has some of the best facial expressions in the industry, and I’m excited to see him put them to good use in his newest drama. There’s a new teaser out for KBS’s fantasy rom-com Perfume, which focuses on Shin Sung-rok’s genius fashion designer character in all his vainglorious glory.
The clip starts with Shin Sung-rok informing us that fashion is “art” and a “superior method of expressing oneself.” Intercut are shots of him at work putting on finishing touches to his creations. He walks among a seated crowd and introduces himself as a “genius designer” who “leads the industry,” grandly promising us a new art form. I admit I cracked up a little at his introduction, because who introduces himself as a genius? And yet, it rolls of his tongue so naturally, lol.
Unfortunately for the self-proclaimed pioneer of the fashion industry, his over-the-top announcement is all in his head, as we see him striking a pose in his nightgown. He’s caught in the act by Go Won-hee (Your House Helper), who is sporting a rather hideous perm. She must be working for him as a housekeeper, because she snaps at him to hurry up since his breakfast is waiting for him. Oh, is this how Go Won-hee’s ajumma-turned-rookie model character gets off the streets?
The show has also released several stills of Cha Ye-ryun (Dazzling Temptation), who will be playing a former top model who has since moved on to be a highly competent director of the modelling agency she founded in partnership with Shin Sung-rok’s character. She may look perfect on the outside, but of course, she harbors pain from a past love still. I’ve never been a huge fan of Cha Ye-ryun, but I’m hoping that she’ll maybe provide a neutral influence on the over-the-top leads.
KBS’s Perfume will premiere on June 3.