High Kick has been a successful heartwarming franchise of sitcoms with three seasons being aired through the years from 2006 to 2012 and now the PD for the much loved show is bringing a brand new sitcom with a very interesting title Potato-Shaped Sweet Potato Star 2013QR3. I have to give it to the show to take such a name which clearly doesn’t light a lamp about what it will contain, especially kudos to the production as so many dramas tend towards easy titles which cannot be more literal (yes, I’m looking at you Good Doctor, Scandal, Birth Secret, etc.) Basically, the title suggests some newly found planet name as the drama will have certain astrological references. While all the High Kick shows were aired on MBC, this time we have tvN, the cable channel known for its quality content.
Potato-Shaped Sweet Potato Star 2013QR3 stars Yeo Jin Gu as the computer programmer who dreams of becoming Korea’s Mark Zuckerberg. Although I haven’t seen any of his shows, I’m happy that he is doing a light, comedy show as he has done some serious roles recently in dramas like Missing You and The Moon That Embraces The Sun. The female lead will be played by Ha Yeon Soo, who has gained lots of popularity with her very first drama Monstar. I haven’t seen the show so I have zero idea about her acting. Veteran actor Lee Soon Jae (The King 2 Hearts) will also be seen in this show and he has already played one of the popular characters in all three High Kick dramas.
I have stayed away from High Kick series (it was hard but time constraints can be harsh) and particularly sitcoms in K-dramaland as they have so many episodes, even when they star so many stars that I love, like Lee Jong Suk, Choi Danile, Jung Il Woo, Park Ha Sun, Yoon Kye Sang, to name a few.
Potato-Shaped Sweet Potato Star 2013QR3 will begin filming in August with possibly premiering in September. Check out the pictures from recently held script reading session.