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Romantic adventures in space in Ask The Stars
If you have ever wondered why there are not much more rom-coms set in outer space, Ask the Stars may possibly be the ideal drama for you. Although we haven’t closed out 2022 but, this drama is currently one particular 2023’s buzziest dramas thanks to its A-list cast and the 1st stills function our headliners, Lee Min-ho (Pachinko) and Gong Hyo-jin (When the Camellia Blooms). It is the 1st time the two have ever been paired as leads and the story will comply with their romance as it blooms aboard a space station.
The stills are our introduction to Lee Min-ho’s character Gong Ryong, an OB/GYN and space tourist who buys a ticket to the space station exactly where the narrative requires location. Interestingly, his name is a homophone for the word dinosaur in Korean and I am currently asking yourself if that is going to have anything to do with the plot (or perhaps his character?). Onto non-dinosaur subjects, we also get to see Gong Hyo-jin’s character, Eve Kim. Eve is a Korean-American astronaut and is regarded one particular of the very best in the field. Character-smart she’s an utter perfectionist the word “mistake” is not even in her vocabulary.
Hunting at the supporting cast, we have a adore triangle on the horizon. In second lead, Han Ji-eun (Stockstruck, Negative and Crazy) will play Choi Go-eun. The daughter of a famed entrepreneur, she’s the CEO of an electronics business — and Gong Ryong’s fiancee. Her complex loved ones relationships imply that she has a strained and competitive connection with her brother (the casting for that function has but to be announced).
In space, we will have Oh Jung-se (Small Ladies) playing Kang Kang-soo. He’s a researcher specializing in space experiments and is in his 10th month of space duty as the drama starts.
Kim Joo-hun (Significant Mouth) will play Park Dong-ah, a veteran astronaut who’s currently completed 3 tours at the station. He leads with his instincts and even though he can come off cranky, he has a side of him that is simple and pure. It was also not too long ago announced that Lee El (My Liberation Notes) will be joining the cast, but particulars on her character are not released but.
When the news 1st came out about this show and the backdrop, I was a small on the fence about all the things. Then when I was reading about the drama and discovered about Lee Min-ho’s in-show occupation, my 1st believed was: “Who is obtaining babies in space?!” But seeing that he’s a space tourist rather than astronaut medical professional, it tends to make much more sense. And with the current reputation of legal dramas, I’m half-relieved that he’s not a space lawyer.
I adore that dramaland is branching out into new spaces (hah) and even though I adore each Lee Min-ho and Gong Hyo-jin, when I assume of them with each other, they come off to me like oil and water. Really distinct vibes and on-screen presences. But with the correct script and superior path, I can see it all coming with each other in an unexpected way, so Ask the Stars is at the major of my watchlist for subsequent year. Lee Min-ho is so good at hitting all the correct romantic notes that it feels like folks neglect he’s good at getting funny also. And considering the fact that this is a rom-com rather than a straight romance, I’m hopeful we’ll get to see Lee Min-ho function his comedic chops in addition to getting the swoony major man.
The inventive group for the drama is created up of PD Park Shin-woo (Lovestruck in the City, It is Okay to Not Be Okay) and writer Seo Sook-hyang (Greasy Melo, Jealousy Incarnate). Sci-fi rom-com Ask the Stars will air in the 1st half of 2023 on tvN.
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