Lee Jong-hyun up for lead role in Lingerie Girls’ Generation
Ooh, I’m definitely excited to see that there’s some movement on this project. KBS is considering a drama adaptation of the novel Lingerie Girls’ Generation, and an offer is out to CNBLUE’s Lee Jong-hyun (My Only Love Song, Orange Marmalade) to play the lead male role in the youth nostalgia drama.
Unfortunately, there haven’t been any character descriptions released for the role Lee Jong-hyun is considering, but since this show is primarily set in a girls’ high school in 1970s Daegu, I’m thinking that he’ll play a high school student who gets involved with our heroine. I absolutely love throwback dramas, especially if it deals with the youth of that era, so if his character is supposed to be the heroine’s love interest, I’m looking forward to watching them develop a relationship against a backdrop of awesome old-school fashion trends and pop music.
There are also other elements of this story I’m looking forward to, like the friendships between the heroine and her squad, as well as with the popular new transfer student from Seoul. I’m already excited to see the city girl bond with the group of saturi-speaking teenagers. They also have a mystery to solve with the rising number of sexual assaults happening in Daegu, as well as the ominous disappearances of the female workers at the local toy factory. Added to that is the coming-of-age element, especially since the story will center around young women in an era that still had strong patriarchal attitudes in mainstream society.
Whew, all that and in just eight episodes? A part of me wishes it had a higher episode count just so I can enjoy the Sunny-like story for longer, but the other half is hoping that this will mean a tight, fast-paced plot that does justice to the subject matter.
KBS is looking to schedule Lingerie Girls’ Generation to follow currently airing School 2017, which would put its premiere in September.