So to complete the Secret Garden referencepalooza, might as well include the greatest tribute done by a K-Pop group. Pretty much any infamous scene from the hit drama they cover and then some. But seriously, try not to laugh out loud while watching. I dare you.
That was soo much better than anticipated, these guys are already streets ahead of most idols posing as actors in actual dramas. Where to begin? How about that one guy (sorry, I have so little knowledge with K-Pop, so the only ones I’ve heard of are G-Dragon and T.O.P.) totally owning the Oska role down to finite mannerisms, speech patterns, and style**. The stars of the show were fairly perfect as well, with G-Dragon occasionally doing a better Ha Ji Won then Ha Ji Won herself! If ever she needs a stunt double, call him up for an expert imitator, with an added dose of irony. Only problem watching this is you realize how unnecessary it is for dramas to be 20 hours long, when all the main points can be told in 20… minutes.
* Did I choke on granola when EVVILLL mom (Daesung) kept saying “smell”? Answer – YES. Almost two near death experiences occurred while watching because I was also dying with laughter.
* Crazy how their kiss scenes are better than 90% of dramas kisses. Network shows really need to step up their game.
*Probably the first same sex kiss I have seen on a Korean anything. Yay for progress!
*Now I don’t know whether I’d rather look up T.O.P. photos or rewatch Secret Garden. One of life’s real cruelties I know.
*Now that I’ve done more “research”, how have these guys not been more involved in the drama biz? Never thought I’d say this but idols, go forth and act!
**Oska as played by Seungri. Thanks rueknot!