Girl Who Sees Smells team heads to SBS weekends with new idol drama
The PD-writer team behind the supernatural cop-thriller-romance Girl Who Sees Smells is back with a new series, this time a showbiz drama about idols. The show formerly known as Dance With You has a new title and a timeslot on SBS — it’s now called Beauty and the Beast (though half the press releases are also calling it Beast’s Beauty, which I hope is a typo gone rogue) and it’s been slated to follow Mrs. Cop 2 on weekends this spring.
The new series comes from writer Lee Hee-myung of Girl Who Sees Smells, Yawang, Rooftop Prince, and Bad Family, among others. She’s re-teaming with Smells PD Baek Soo-chan (also of Pumpkin Flower Soon-jung, Dream, Tazza), and all that’s in the description for the drama is that it’s about idols and producers. That’s not really a lot to go on, and given that the new Ji Sung drama Entertainer is pretty much that same drama on the same network, I hope there’s going to be a spin on the concept.
I’m sure there will be, and that the two dramas will set themselves apart once we actually get to the meat of the story. Maybe this one will focus on the idols more than the producers, or maybe there will be a boy who smells music, who knows.
It’s interesting that SBS and MBC are programming shorter miniseries on the weekends now, in slots that were mostly occupied by 50-episode family shows and the occasional 20-episode special engagement. I’m curious to see if it’ll stick as a trend, and if it’ll mean more dramas throughout the year overall.
Beauty and the Beast will follow Mrs. Cop 2 on Saturdays and Sundays starting in May.
Via Star News
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- 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