Oh dear God, no.
I hesitate to share and discuss this article because I haven’t seen other websites reporting the same update (…yet?) but the moment I read this I had an instant mini-heart attack. Also near-tears, legit. No dear God, oh no. Please please please please do not take it. PLEASE turn down the offer. Just cos I said I liked you in Prime Minister & I doesn’t mean … I like you enough to play this coveted role. I’ve nothing against Yoona personally but this SM-domination and forcing idols down our drama throats pisses me off so fucking much. We don’t need idols to play every fucking leading role there is for God’s sake just cos they have a fan base, dammit – especially not this show. LEAVE NODAME ALONE.
Even if (huge if) she does have the acting prowess, I don’t think she is … suitable as Nodame? The thing about Nodame that stands out isn’t her beauty (she’s not ugly though I don’t think she is Yoona-beauty), rather her quirkiness. She is an adorable oddball; a bundle of talent and heart. I… just can’t see Yoona playing this role. Admittedly I still can’t imagine IU in this role either, the other idol name that’s been floating around nonstop. My pick is still Im Joo Eun but if I’ve to choose between these two idols… oh my god they should just let this project die then, cos an unsuitable Nodame which then leads to a disastrous K-remake leaves a bad taste to the original. In everyone’s fucking mouth.
Yes I’m annoyed. Angry. Up-in-arms about this. I am telling you, my devotion for Nodame Cantabile runs deep.
I recently completed reading the manga version of Nodame Cantabile – planning to write a blurb about this …soonish – and I feel like now I have an even better idea of the conceptualization of Nodame and Chiaki and most importantly, their relationship and overall story. What the manga writer had in mind and wanted to convey and any subtle between-the-lines that the animated and live-action versions might’ve missed. Basically, there’s nothing like going back to the original you know what I mean? Though it must be said that having read the manga, now I know for sure that Tamaki Hiroshi and Ueno Juri were perfectly casted – pitch-friggin-perfect – as Chiaki and Nodame respectively.
No one can top them, I know, but my god the Kdrama version should at least try to be on par.
On a side note, I rest my case about Joo Won as Chiaki because my life is currently being overtaken by Ojakgyo Brothers and well let’s just put this way: I see the magic in him now. While I still don’t think he is perfectly casted, now I believe he has what it takes to do the role justice. I think I will be surprised by him and honestly, I look forward to exactly that. Tamarelle if you’re reading this, bless you for recommending this show to me! Thank you sooo much. I’m really glad I decided to pick it up and yes, hopefully will get to write about it … soonish.
Okay enough sidetracking, back to the article-at-hand and here’s my reaction in a nutshell: Please dear God, no.