I am going to state right now that unless Suho (EXO-K) is beyond amazing, I won’t be able to push through on this one. With Oguri Shun being one of my ultimate biases it is hard for me to think of this role being played by someone else. That said, I was surprised at how charismatic Suho, who plays the Rich Man, in the teaser was. Could this possibly not be the suckfest I was expecting?
Rich Man is the story of a genius tech company CEO, Lee Yoo-Chan, who suffers from Prosopagnosia. A neurological order which makes it impossible for him to recognize faces. Due to his hidden disability, he does not let anyone close to him. Enter Kim Bo Ra, a smart girl from Jeju who is looking for a job, and not succeeding, in Seoul. The two meet and must fight their personality differences and Yoo Chan’s disability to find love.
As I said, Suho is an unknown for me. I have not really noticed him in any of the dramas accredited to him since he had smaller roles. My biggest concern is that he won’t have the depth to take on the nuanced character and really pull me into the layered story. But maybe I will be surprised. In Dramaland you never know when an actor and director will click and bring forth something amazing.
It seems that Ha Yeon Soo took a bit of a hiatus from acting. I remember she was the big up and coming actress around 5 years ago and then nothing big after Potato Star 2013QR3. I loved her in Potato Star 2013QR3, and remember her as having good comedic timing so I hope it is still true and she can bring it to her new role.
Rich Man will begin airing on May 9th and will be subbed on Viki.