Park Bo-gum and Song Hye-gyo explore Cuba in new Boyfriend teaser
tVN’s noona romance Boyfriend has just released their first video teaser featuring leads Song Hye-gyo (Descended From the Sun) and Park Bo-gum (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds). Boyfriend is a chaebol romance story — with a twist. Our chaebol is a privileged divorced single mom, while the story’s Candy is a young, free-spirited man (Man-dy?).
Song’s character, Cha Soo-hyun, seems to have it all, but her life hasn’t been entirely happy. She’s feels trapped in a sheltered life; unable to make decisions for herself. Park’s character, Kim Jin-hyuk, is a total free spirit who’s poor but content with his life. The two meet by chance and eventually fall in love with each other.
Opening in Havana (oh-na-na), we see a smiley Park Bo-gum exploring the city with his camera in hand. In a neat bit of symbolism, every shot of Park is in vibrant color, while every shot of Song Hye-gyo is in monochrome. Whereas Park explores and interacts with people, Song Hye-gyo is nearly always alone. At one point, Song drives past Park Bo-gum and she turns to look back at him. We see the pair finally come face to face, the screen split in colored and monochrome halves. As Park Bo-gum approaches Song Hye-gyo,a wave breaks Havana’s iconic sea wall (called the Malecon) and color sweeps into Song Hye-gyo’s half of the frame. The teaser ends with the entire frame now in color and the couple facing each other with smiles.
The teaser is beautiful and dreamy so I only have one complaint — the hair. Even after I saw the script reading photos I’d been hoping the actors would have different hairstyles but clearly we’re sticking with the long hair for Park Bo-gum and the short hair-bangs combo for Song Hye-gyo. Maybe the hairstyles will grow on me? I’ll have to tune in on November 28th to find out.
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