Lee Ki-woo becomes Miss Korea’s resident bad guy
Here’s another reason to tune in to MBC’s upcoming drama Miss Korea (perhaps): The drama has just added Lee Ki-woo to the mix. Depending on which of his dramas you’ve watched, this may be either good OR bad news. (I’m pleased, given how much I loved him as the lazy panda Pillar in Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, which was the first time I’ve seen him show much personality in a role… but then again, it’s also the only time he’s shown much personality in a role—I’ve seen him in a bunch of other stuff and there’s a decided blank canvas feel with him when he’s not on.)
Lee Ki-woo’s character would be a bad guy and lady-killer, so perchance the pendulum will swing in favor of personality this time ’round. He plays a “hunter” type—he’s a shark with corporate takeovers, and also a hunter of ladies’ hearts. He’ll present himself as an antagonist to drama hero Lee Seon-kyun… and while I don’t think he has the intensity to go toe-to-toe with Mr. Voice, I do think it’ll be nice to see Lee Ki-woo playing against type for once. (He’s played a bunch of bland nice guys, perhaps because he’s got that baby face steering him toward that type.)
Miss Korea is the drama about a group of friends who band together to turn a local girl (Lee Yeon-hee) into Miss Korea to save a crumbling cosmetics company, set right before the 1997 IMF financial crisis hit South Korea with such force. The group is made up of old high school classmates, and their Miss Korea hopeful was once a legendary queen bee. Oh man, hinging your entire hopes on reviving old glory days? That is a harrowing prospect.
The drama, which comes from the Pasta and Golden Time producing team, will air on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning in December.
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