Grabby hands and upbeat spirits for Choi Siwon in Revolutionary Love
I’m desperately hoping that Revolutionary Love will be a great vehicle for Choi Siwon, because I’ve seen him wasted in too many bad roles and have been hoping ever since She Was Pretty ended that he would get to show that same kind of appeal in a leading role. (The same goes for his co-star Kang So-ra too, come to think of it, who’s shown a lot of talent from within a sea of meh roles, but this post is about Siwon stills so I’m fixated on his history at the moment.)
In Revolutionary Love, Siwon stars as Byun Hyuk (which means revolution, making him an eponymous hero, at least on the Korean side of things), a chaebol disguised as an unemployed ordinary dude who happens to have zero skills in making a living in the real world. That’s a stark contrast with Kang So-ra, who’s an ace at juggling part-time jobs, and Byun Hyuk spends his days without a clear goal, just enjoying himself freely with a romanticist’s spirit and an exceedingly positive energy (though he occasionally displays a spark of temper).
In these newly released stills, we get to see the naive and pure-hearted romantic who knows nothing of the real world. In one scene, he sits with a friend, though it’s not explained why he tries to swipe her purse. The scene with the broom comes from a part-time job, though with that character description I’d put money on him being terrible at it (and, hopefully, hilarious in the process). I kind of love this personality already, all romantic naivete mixed with goofiness and a boundlessly chipper energy. It’s like it was made just for Siwon, and I can’t wait to see the sparks fly when he “crashes his way” into the apartment complex where Kang So-ra lives. Muahaha.
Revolutionary Love comes from the director of Oh Hae-young Again, PD Song Hyun-wook, and writer Joo Hyun of Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-ki. It is set to air as a Saturday-Sunday drama on tvN following the currently airing Live Up to Your Name; it will premiere on October 14.
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