Ae Jung is a female band member who is already over the hill. When she enters a variety show to pretend marriage with the top star Jin, she gets entangled in a love triangle along with her ex-bandmate (Yoo In Na). Yoon Pil Joo is a doctor of oriental medicine who has no interest in the entertainment industry but meets Ae Jung by chance and falls for her.
Woot woot! The main poster is out for Best Love, the Hong sisters drama starring Gong Hyo-jin and Cha Seung-won. The poster setup/composition isn’t really anything new, but it does pique my interest for the various lovelines going on — particularly since I do enjoy all four lead actors. For once!
It’s not often that that happens — and it almost never happens in a Hong sisters drama, since they’re so fantastic with lead couples that they seem to forget that there are other characters who need developing as well. As much as I love their adorable leads, you never feel that tension or suspense for their future, because it’s plain as day they’re meant to be. A little competition never hurt, especially when we’re supposed to be creating love triangles galore.
Here’s the teaser again, below. Brief plot rundown: Gong plays a washed-up former idol star, while Cha Seung-won is the present-day hot property. Based on the fact that his character’s first lines in the teaser below are “I…will…kill…you…”, I’m going to hazard a guess that his much-loved, sparkling reputation isn’t completely earned. Yoo Inna looks amusingly snooty as Gong’s former idol groupmate — can’t wait to see what little comic twists she incorporates into her portrayal — while Yoon Kye-sang plays the sole non-celebrity, a warm and friendly Oriental medicine doctor.
Frankly I’d say the teaser itself is kinda slapdash, edited together a bit haphazardly. And the music! Blaaaaaagh. (Seriously? That is the first glimpse you give us of your anticipated show?)
However. The scenes themselves seem zippy and funny and the actors appealing, and that’s really what I’m watching this drama for, anyway. I remember how loopy and strange I thought You’re Beautiful looked in its pre-premiere promos and trailers, and we all know how that turned out — mania crazes, fandom insanity, multiple Dramabeans site crashes. Ahh, those were the days.
Broadcasting company: MBC
Also known as : Best Love, The Discovery of Affection
Genre : Romance, comedy
TV Premiere: 2011-May-04 to 2011-June-23
Production : Hong Mi Ran, Hong Jung Eun
Director: Park Hong Kyun
Main Casts : Gong Hyo Jin as Goo Ae Jung, Cha Seung Won as Dokko Jin, Yoo In Na, Yoon Kye Sang as Yoon Pil Joo, Jung Joon Ha as (Ae Jung's brother/manager), Ryu Hyo Young as Ha Roo Mi.
Running Time per Episode : 60min
Total Episodes : 16