Ryeoun and Choi Hyun-wook sync up for Sparkling Watermelon
Starting up their promo run with a musical bang, the first teasers are out for tvN’s new youth fantasy Sparkling Watermelon, showcasing our talented leading men, Ryeoun (The Secret Romantic Guesthouse) and Choi Hyun-wook (D.P. 2).
The story follows our young student Eun-gyeol (Ryeoun) who has been living a double life, hiding his passion for music and sneaking off at nights to secretly play in a band. Although it’s not confirmed, I do suspect he’s the masked member in the gem of a teaser, featuring iKON’s Ju-ne (a.k.a. Gu Jun-hoe)(Bora! Deborah) as the lead vocalist.
But one day Eun-gyeol stumbles upon a curious musical instruments store, where he’s somehow transported to a puzzling new world. It is here that he meets the energetic Yi-chan (Choi Hyun-wook) and they round up their own little student band, christened Watermelon Sugar. I was expecting a littttllee more eyeliner – and strutting – from a flower boy band. Alas, those were different times.
But different isn’t a bad thing, and there’s plenty of wholesome cuteness to enjoy in Watermelon Sugar’s video. Paying homage to the 1990s, the group performs a cover of Yoo Seung-beom’s Jealousy, the iconic title song for MBC’s classic series, which starred a young Choi Su-jong (My Only One) and the late Choi Jin-shil (The Last Scandal of My Life).
Now that we’ve gotten some time with the boys, hopefully we’ll be seeing our leading ladies Seol In-ah (Oasis) and Shin Eun-soo (Summer Strike) in the next round of promos.
Coming soon to our screens, tvN’s Sparkling Watermelon is written by Jin Soo-wan (Chicago Typewriter) with PD Sohn Jung-hyun (Mental Coach Jegal) at the helm.