Idol trainee Kim Bora perseveres in the face of despair in Channel A’s Touch
The second teaser for upcoming Channel A drama Touch has been released. The drama will depict a romance between a deeply in-debt makeup artist played by Joo Sang-wook (Welcome to Waikiki 2), and failed trainee idol Kim Bora (Her Private Life). The teaser features Kim Bora during her idol trainee period. Despite being in training for ten years, she’s always fallen short and hasn’t made the cut for her debut. The scenes that show her unfortunate situation, staying late to practice without any possible hope, and faced with the possiblity that she’s invested years of her life in a dream that may not come true.
Derision and pity can be heard from various people as they discuss and pick apart Kim Bora, while we see her practicing her heart out in a dance room. They scoff at her looks, iffy talent, and that fact that she’s from a poor family. Kim Bora is then shown sitting on a curb with all her things in a box, calling her mother to apologize.
The voiceover continues to make fun of her persistence despite others debuting before her, being tricked by the people around her, and rising to number three on an internet search list while scenes hint that it’s not for a good cause (we see her beg someone who looks like a CEO, then she gets into a brawl). Everyone encourages her to quit, but suddenly those jeers turn into cheers, and in the last scene, we see her shining onstage.
Friday-Saturday drama Touch, written by Ahn Ho-kyung and directed by Min Yeon-hong, will begin airing on January 3 on Channel A.