New idol star drama in the works
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Hmmm. With the idol-group trend on the rise lately, and a new idol group popping up seemingly every month, SBS is planning a television series all about them. (No, the above-pictured stars aren’t (necessarily) in it.)
In contrast to all those variety shows featuring pre-existing idol stars (which are more like reality shows), this one is a drama about a fictional group — and it’s written by the scriptwriting duo the Hong sisters (Hong Mi-ran, Hong Jung-eun), who brought us Delightful Girl Chun-hyang, My Girl, Fantasy Couple, and Hong Gil Dong. (As far as drama scriptwriters go, they’re among the more famous.)
The drama will be called You’re Beautiful [미남이시네요] and will look at the birth of and behind-the-scenes life of an idol group as the members encounter various developments, setbacks, and loves. In that sense, it’s sorta like what the 2006 MBC series Over the Rainbow did — which, ironically, was written by the other group of Hong sisters (Hong Jin-ah, Hong Ja-ram). Only, hopefully this drama will showcase the Hong sisters’ trademark quirky characters and zippy comedy (Over the Rainbow was rather slow and painful, wasn’t it?).
The drama has not yet begun casting and is being planned to broadcast sometime this fall on SBS.
So now the question is: Will it star any actual idol stars?
Via Hankook Ilbo