Yay. Finally the day is here when So Ji Sub and Shin Min Ah‘s dream pair arrives to grace our screens with romantic comedy Oh My Venus on KBS. I’m so thrilled to watch these two of my favorite stars together that I’m totally ignoring the not-so-interesting-plot and looks-like-Birth-Of-A-Beauty sirens ringing in my head. Anyway, let’s hope for the best!
Oh My Venus stars Shin Min Ah (My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho) as a lawyer who is overweight and once had a gorgeous figure. She meets and falls in love with So Ji Sub (Master’s Sun) who plays her trainer, who also happens to be a mysterious heir (Dramaland rule: whatever the hero does, he will be a chaebol). Costars include Jung Kyeo Woon (Romance Town) as Shin Min Ah’s ex boyfriend who leaves her to date Yoo In Young (Mask), who plays our heroine’s rival from high school who is now a lawyer as well. Sung Hoon (Noble My Love) stars as former UFC champion fighter who works with So Ji Sub and pop group Super Junior M‘s Henry (Persevere, Gu Hae-ra) plays So Ji Sub’s best friend (well, I like the cute bromance possibility but don’t they look like an odd pair for buddies!).
I love how cute and chubby Shin Min Ah is looking in the stills that show her in the overweight persona. I like that the drama is not going for the over-the-top manner to make her look overly fat, I just hope it won’t go for fat shaming route and instead be a nice and decent ride. There is a fair warning here that the post is chock full of stills and posters. I’m not liking the posters which look very artificially made but as I said, I’m way too excited to look into these mini-complaints.
As the new Monday-Tuesday drama, Oh My Venus has relatively small shoes to fill as its predecessor drama Sassy Go, Go had miserable ratings. I just hope it will garner good ratings. It’s not like rom-coms can’t do that — She Was Pretty‘s successful run has proved that.