Personal Preference on March 31st

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.

2 Comments

  1. Tamz says:

    Have you guys heard of “Coffee Prince?” I'm watching it “with” a friend from home (1 episode every Wednesday, then discuss). Here's the description:

    The life of Go Eun Chan (Yoon Eun Hye) is not easy; she works many jobs to pay off debts and even gave up her feminine image. Choi Han Kyul (Gong Yoo) is the heir of a big food company, but his grandmother wants him to settle down, so she arranged many dates for him. After Eun Chan bumped into Han Kyul and was mistaken for a boy, Han Kyul decided to hire Eun Chan to be his gay lover in order to avoid the arranged dates. Desperately in need of money, Eun Chan had no choice but to accept. Han Kyul's grandmother also made Han Kyul in charge of a filthy coffee shop in danger of being bankrupt. Eun Chan begged to work at the coffee shop, and not long after, feelings start to spark, except, how would Han Kyul accept his “homosexuality”? //

    It's super cute and seems to be very respectful…but we're only on episode 4 this week!

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  2. Interesting! Thanks for the tip Tamz. We're going to have to check that out.

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