More High Kick cameos with Shinji, Danny Ahn
Another Unstoppable High Kick alum is making a reappearance on its spinoff sitcom, High Kick Through the Roof. In the original series, Koyote singer Shinji was one of the adults in the middle generation who played an aspiring singer and ex-wife to Choi Min-yong; she will appear on High Kick Through the Roof alongside Danny Ahn in its 81st episode.
Shinji and Danny Ahn will act together as a couple; he plays a doctor and friend to Ji-hoon (Daniel Choi), while she is a university sunbae of (Hwang) Jung-eum, who has returned from studying abroad in Russia. It’s particularly interesting that her role is actually a crossover with her Unstoppable High Kick character, who was also named Shinji. In contrast, in the other cameos with Unstoppable stars (with Kim Hye-sung, Jung Il-woo, and Kim Bum), the returning actors played new roles.
In the episode, Shinji and Danny Ahn are featured in a talent show scene where they dance to a Koyote song (“Nonsense”). A source with production company Chorokbaem Media explained that although the two were not particularly close during their days as pop stars, having that shared background helped them bond and film comfortably.
High Kick Through the Roof continues to perform strongly with ratings in the 20%-25% range.