In less than two weeks, Korea will probably become re-obsessed with “Boys over Flowers” star Lee Min Ho when his new TV drama comes out on Wednesday March 31, “Personal Preference.”
Min Ho was all the rage for at least year after the last episode of “Boys over Flowers” and I guess we’ll see his smiling face in every business window when his new show comes out and the thrill of Kim Yu-na’s figure skating medal wears off. In case you haven’t heard here is a little synopsis of what the show is all about courtesy of AsianMediaWiki.com:
Jin-ho Jeon (Lee Min Ho) is a very stylish young man with the perfect looks. Jin-ho has also some faults which include being self-centered and obsession with cleanliness. Jin-ho Jeon then comes across Gae-in Park (Son Ye-Jin), a woman hurt by love and is now looking for a gay roommate/friend. Jin-ho wanting to live with the woman, then pretends to be a gay male.
Homosexuality isn’t a topic that gets discussed in Korea. To have it as a prominent part of a Korean TV drama is going to be very interesting. I am not sure if they will completely lampoon homosexuality or if it will usher in an era of Koreans become more comfortable with homosexuality. Or perhaps neither. My hope is that it won’t be ridiculous. We’ll see.
For us, we can hardly wait to polish our Korean and be in the know of the latest crazes in pop culture through this new drama. We’ll be watching “Personal Preference” on mysoju.com.
Check out the teaser.