KDrama Preview: Will it Snow for Christmas?
The new Go Soo and Han Ye Seul melodrama, Will it Snow for Christmas, will begin airing next wednesday (12/2) with this week’s conclusion of You’re Beautiful. (I haven’t watched the last 2 episodes, but will have a post to finish off the series.) With Director Choi Moon Shuk (What Happened in Bali) and writer Lee Kyung Hee (I’m Sorry, I Love You, Thank You) as the creators, I was pretty excited to hear about the drama at first. But reading about the plot line and seeing these posters, I’m finding it a bit too reminiscent of a Lifetime special for my taste.
Cha Kang Jin (Go Soo) and Han Ji Wan (Han Ye Seul) were childhood friends who became lovers at a young age. Kang Jin was raised by a grandmother who owned a bar to survive. He always tries to excel in everything, including his love life. He and Ji Wan breakup due to a misunderstanding, but he desires to get together with her after seeing her 10 years later. When they meet again as adults, their relationship is complicated by Lee Woo Jung (Sun Woo Sun) and Park Tae Jun (Song Jong Ho). These 2 were initially lovers, but things broke apart when Tae Jun’s family goes bankrupt and Woo Jung’s family opposes their relationship. They then respectively meet Kang Jin and Woo Jung, falling in love.
Go Soo is finally making his drama comeback (along with his film comeback) with Will it Snow for Christmas. He had been in a play (The Return of President Eom) after being released from the army last year. He received quite a bit of praise after Piano and Age of Innocence, both winning him various New Actor awards. Before leaving for the army, he was in a suspense drama Green Rose (with Lee Da Hae) which also brought him a bit of praise. I’ve always felt like he tries a bit too hard on screen, which make it both tiring and endearing to watch.
Han Ye Seul has also won some awards in her career, mostly for Couple of Fantasy (OK), Miss Gold Digger (bad), and Tazza (bad). I’m not such a big fan and was a little disappointed when she was selected for the female lead. On the other hand, I like Sun Woo Sun quite a bit based on what I’ve seen. So I’m looking forward to seeing more of her, especially in the upcoming movie Jeon Woo Chi.
With the popularity of IRIS, SBS is doing all they can to win back some of its ratings. They are asking folks to write in their most memorable Christmas story. If it snows anywhere in Korea on 12/24 or 12/25, two winners will be invited to the shooting location of the drama. They will be able to go on a “date” with the stars of the show and participate as an extra in an episode.
Marketing ploy aside, I’ve been in the mood to watch something a bit more serious and dark after a run of romantic comedies. But I’m not sure if this is going to satisfy my needs. January 6th (Chuno) can’t come fast enough.
Here is the third poster and stills. (Love Go Soo’s serious face in the last photo…)