This does it. I am now 100 billion percent sure that Kang Ji Hwan should never ever again put on modern clothes in a drama. He belongs in a sageuk, fantasy or traditional. I’m still crying inside about Hong Gil Dong, and now the first grainy footage has leaked out from the set of The Great Doctor (otherwise known as Faith), the fusion-fantasy-sageuk starring the aforementioned hottie (who is stepping in for my Junki who was carted off to military service), Kim Hee Sun, and Philip Lee.
Can I just say again: OMFG *speechless*. Just a few grainy shots of Kang Ji Hwan in his sageuk attire has my belly constricting from the intensity. Contrast this with his goofball image in HGD, he is rocking the doctor-with-the-power ensemble. Coffee House annoyed me to no end, and I finally gave up because I couldn’t stand the story or the characters. I am beyond excited to see Kang Ji Hwan choose an interesting project as his next drama. The Great Doctor is scheduled to premiere in early 2011, and will be filmed in 3D (will they mail 3D glasses to each household?). Count me in, crazy sageuk spin on a doctor with supernatural healing powers!
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[Credit: pictures from knette at koreandiorama.wordpress.com]