The rate at which webtoons are being adapted into dramas these days, the time is not far when the phrase ‘a dime, a dozen’ will be used for them. The very popular and loved webtoon Cheese In The Trap is the latest to join the list as tvN is bringing a drama of the same name based on it, and had a hard time in locking down a female lead opposite long confirmed Park Hae Jin (You From Another Star, Doctor Stranger). The casting roulette went through many names, most notably Suzy (which garnered huge cries of ‘noooo’ from netizens) with finally confirming movie actress Kim Go Eun. I haven’t seen any of her works, obviously, but her name makes me excited because I have read lots of good things about her. She has won legion of awards for her film A Muse, which was also her début work opposite Park Hae Il. Her latest movies include already released Coin Locker Girl and upcoming Memories of the Sword. This will be her first foray into dramaland.
After I read the synopsis of the webtoon, the first thing that made me smile from ear to ear was the fact that it will be based on college life. Or at least. the main leads are university students with the hero being the senior to the heroine. It is a slice of life tale with simplicity at its core. So basically my kind of thing! Hence, I was not happy with Suzy’s casting as I like her but these type of shows depend on the acting prowess of its actors and we all know she is no expert in this. So there is a big sigh of relief from my side as far as final cast is concerned. Another great thing is that Cheese In The Trap will be helmed by the director of shows like Coffee Prince, Heart To Heart and Triple — all very indie-like, breezy and heartfelt in treatment. It will start airing from October on tvN.