First stills from Triple
There are two more months till MBC’s Triple airs, and now we get our first look at our main character, Min Hyo-rin, who’s frankly taken a bit of a publicity backseat compared to her more famous co-stars (Lee Hana, Lee Jung-jae, Lee Seon-kyun, Yoon Kye-sang).
Filming commenced for the series in March, and recently took its cameras to rink for the first on-ice shoots. All the main players listed above (as well as Park So-hyun in the role of a skating coach) were present as Min Hyo-rin shot her scene.
In the drama, Min Hyo-rin’s character is high school student “Haru,” who trains intensely and displays strong talent as a figure skater. Min even shed tears afterward from the emotion of this first ice-rink shoot, particularly at the words of encouragement and praise from PD Lee Yoon-jung.
Sure, the drama is riding the Kim Yuna wave, but I don’t think that has to be a bad thing. It’s not like it’s a last-minute drama slapped together carelessly to capitalize on a passing trend — after all, it’s had nearly a year to prepare. Also, with the exception of Min, the actors range from pretty good to excellent, while you have a gifted director with proven talent at portraying athletes and sports psychology, and a successful drama writer and romance novelist penning the scripts.
On the other hand, I’m going to make a concerted effort not to hype up the drama (anymore) until it actually airs. I don’t think I could handle the disappointment. (*sob*)
(Note: All the new wave of articles list the premiere date for June 11, instead of the 10th as formerly indicated. As this is a Wednesday-Thursday series and the 11th is a Thursday, I’m not quite sure what’s up with the date, but this is just something to keep in mind.)