Our cutie Jo Jung-seok, who had a breakout year as Eun Shi-kyung (The King 2 Hearts) and Nabddeuki (Architecture 101), is returning to dramaland as none other than the hero of upcoming KBS weekend series You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin. Yayy!! I get to see Jo Jung-seok in sageuk garb? Wait, what, no? Oh, then it’s a modern retelling of the famous General Lee Soon-shin’s story? That’s… interesting. What, it isn’t that either? He’s not Lee Soon-shin?!
You’re kidding me. Lee Soon-shin will be our heroine, not hero. And she’ll be played by… IU. IU?! She’s debuting with the lead role of a weekend series?! Oh, me forgots she was in Dream High. But this is still only her second drama… and she’s gonna be up against Jo Jung-seok?!?! Where has logic gone, and what is this madness that has taken over dramaland?
Jo Jung-seok will be playing Shin Joon-ho, the cold, haughty president of a successful company who… wait for it, wait for it… slowly changes after meeting Soon-shin. *face palm* And, of course, Lee Soon-shin is a “typical loser” (what does that mean?) who has nothing goin’ her way but continues to valiantly face the evil witches and dragons of the world, aka life. The death of her father will be the impetus for all the tragedies that come her way as she and her mom “search for happiness.” What is it with the death of fathers in dramaland the last few months? It was the basis of The Birth of a Family, its lack of occurrence is what’s causing all the shenanigans in My Daughter Seo-young… Anyhoo, You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin will premiere in March after My Daughter Seo-young. *half-hearted whoop-dee-doo*