Girl Who Sees Smells writer returns with idol drama Dance With You
If you liked last year’s rom-com-slash-serial-killer drama Girl Who Sees Smells, and/or 2013’s harder-edged story of ruthless ambition Yawang, you may be interested to hear that the writer of those two, Lee Hee-myung, is working on another drama for SBS, tentatively titled Dance With You.
The plot description is very thin, giving us only that it’s a story of idols and producers. My first reaction was “Another one?” since we’ve had such a slew of those dramas in past years, some that have been pretty good (Dream High, You’re Beautiful), but also a lot that have fallen short (She’s So Lovable, Trot Lovers, Dream High 2…). I’m sure the concept still has a lot of good stories in it and I’m not ready to write it off, but I’ll be waiting to hear more about that plot details before I know what to feel.
Even so, looking at writer Lee’s resumé, I’m reminded of all the genuinely funny and heartfelt shows he’s written, and that makes me feel more optimistic about the idea: Tomato was a cute, old-school classic; Successful Story of a Bright Girl was another solid rom-com that and early-2000s hit; Bad Family was heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny; and Rooftop Prince was laugh-even-louder hilarious. So really, it’s Yawang that’s the anomaly in a sea of light, bright comedies.
Writer Lee is currently assembling his team with aims to cast shortly, and will reunite with his Girl Who Sees Smells director, PD Baek Soo-chan (also of Pumpkin Flower Soon-jung, Dream, Tazza, and Golden Bride), for the series. Dance With You is being planned as a Wednesday-Thursday drama, and is being considered for the slot following Rain and Kang So-ra’s Please Come Back, Ajusshi, which follows current thriller Remember—Son’s War. If it lands that timeslot, it would premiere in April.
Via IS Plus
- Girl Who Sees Smells: Episode 1
- Oh Snap! Toons brought to life in Girl Who Sees Smells
- The boy who can’t feel and the Girl Who Sees Smells
- Yoochun and Shin Se-kyung’s first shoot for Girl Who Sees Smells
- Yawang’s eye-catching promo posters
- Yawang’s teary-eyed and gun-toting teaser
- Yawang stills and plot setups