So Yi-hyun in My Shining Girl
My Shining Girl is the name of a KBSDrama production that’s been flying under the radar — or at least, my radar — but here we have a first look at it with its promo poster, featuring So Yi-hyun in the lead role. Hm, maybe that’s why I haven’t been paying attention; she was terribly dull as the former ballerina and mopey dance teacher in You’ve Fallen For Me.
Let’s hope she does better as the lead character, and a cheerier one this time. She’ll play a rookie writer in a broadcast station’s variety department, named Jeon Ji-hyun. That’s on purpose, right? You don’t name a character Angelina Jolie without meaning to, after all. The Korean title of this drama is patterned after the Korean title of My Sassy Girl, in another subtle echo.
In any case, Jeon Ji-hyun joins the broadcast team and will get caught in a love triangle between a star PD and a top star. Why am I suddenly picturing Seung-gi and Na PD fighting over a woman?
As for the the two men: Playing the prickly but charming top star is idol singer Kim Hyung-joon (not to be confused with his more famous SS501 groupmate Kim Hyun-joong). Park Kwang-hyun (Welcome To the Show, Pink Lipstick, Chosun Police Season 2) takes up the role of the PD.
The drama is a joint production between KBSn and CNB, and will air on the channel KBSn, which isn’t one of KBS’s two main broadcast channels (KBS1 and KBS2), but rather an offshoot that features drama programming (with many of its shows pulled from the main KBS lineup). My Shining Girl will be its first (original) full-length miniseries, so there’s some additional interest in seeing how well it’ll fare.
My Shining Girl began filming in mid-November and is set to premiere on Saturday, January 7. It’ll run for 12 episodes.
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