The Realistic Romance of 49 Days

Boy, do they look beautiful together or what? For the past month, shooting has been in progress for the upcoming drama 49 Days and these stills have been released of the Kang Min Ho (Bae Soo Bin)Shin Ji Hyeon Nam Gyu Ri couple. This scene depicted the couple on a picnic together, and the actors were said to have changed their outfits 10 times throughout filming. When Lee Jeong Heum PD asked them to seem as natural and comfortable together as possible, they fell right into character for these shots, toasting with their cups of coffee, posting for a picture resembling a selca, and holding hands. At the Ilsan Production Center where filming has been taking place, a set was created to appear as a ski resort, and the two actors were instructed to frolic as if they were at a real snow-covered mountain. They began to laugh and chase each other around, tumbling all over the place.

From the looks and sounds of it, 49 Days is off to an intriguing start. It has a great premise that reminds me of the wonderfully cynical Dead Like Me with its grim reapers and life after death, and the cast is absolutely gorgeous. I can’t wait for Sign to be over so that 49 Days will begin its run! Only a few weeks left to wait. 🙂

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Seo Ji Hye in 49 Days

One of my favorite actresses Seo Ji Hye (I Love You, Legend of Hyang Dan) has joined the cast of upcoming drama 49 Days. The other cast members include Jung Il Woo (Return of Iljimae), Jo Hyun Jae (Three Dads and One Mom) who has just been released from military service, Bae Soo Bin (Brilliant Legacy), Nam Gyuri formerly of band SeeYa (Life is Beautiful) and Lee Yo Won (Queen Seondeok), although actress Lee Yo Won has not been officially confirmed yet.

I just finished marathoning SJH’s fluffy drama I Love You in which she co-starred with Ahn Jae Wook and enjoyed it for the most part. It didn’t test Seo Ji Hye‘s considerable acting chops, however, and I’m looking forward to seeing her in this drama that’s essentially about grim reapers and dealing with the afterlife. With the addition of SJH, my anticipation for this drama has risen tenfold and I am officially stoked for it.