The hapless and mysterious rookies in Incheon for SBS’s Fox Bride Star
Curiouser and curiouser. I haven’t been paying much attention so far to upcoming SBS melodrama Fox Bride Star, also called Where Stars Land, in spite of its pretty stellar cast which includes Lee Je-hoon (Tomorrow With You), Chae Soo-bin (I’m Not a Robot), Lee Dong-gun (Seven Day Queen), and Kim Ji-soo (Hwayugi). I like a good workplace drama, but it wasn’t really until these recent teasers released that I really looked forward to the show starting.
The basic premise of the show centers around Chae Soo-bin and Lee Je-hoon, who both play rookie customer service employees at Incheon International Airport. Chae Soo-bin’s character has been an employee at the airport for a year longer than Lee Je-hoon’s but she’s recently been transferred to the customer service department. She’s a bright, hardworking type, if a bit of a trouble magnet, according to the first trailer. She fails to talk down a belligerent passenger who kicks down a e-ticket machine, has to wrestle a woman in a bathroom, and gets attacked by a man wielding one of the line divider posts.
Lee Je-hoon’s character is much more of a mystery, and he likes to keep it that way: His primary goal is to not get “caught” by anyone. Caught doing or being what, we don’t know yet, but I’m sure it has something to do with his more-than-normal levels of strength, which we briefly see in the second trailer below, where he protects a small child from a rogue baggage cart, denting the metal in the process. People note how strange he seems, including Chae Soo-bin’s character who starts to suspect he has some kind of secret, but when asked, he stresses how much he enjoys working and being alone.
He’s probably in for a rude awakening then, as the trailer teases a fateful connection between the two leads: A voice says, “There’s no such thing as coincidence in this world. Everything that happens in this life has a reason.” Both teasers end as Chae Soo-bin asks Lee Je-hoon whether they’ve met, and remarks that she’s become curious about him.
I’m a little disappointed we didn’t get to see more of Lee Dong-gun and Kim Ji-soo in these teasers, but I’m looking forward to their higher-level management roles. Reports say there’s a bit of a rivalry between the two, with her as the confident, no-nonsense customer service team leader, and him as the level-headed, friendly operations planning team leader with a hidden ambitious side. It’ll be interesting to see how they come into play with the newbies running around, putting out fires in Incheon.
SBS’s Fox Bride Star will premiere tomorrow, on October 1, and run for 40 half-hour episodes.
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