So, how did I end up watch this shows? I accidentally watch the show while waiting new drama to come, and surprisingly this show is beautifully shot, with romantic script, picturesque set, beautiful casts, in word “my heart is flutter”. The show has a very romantic feel, there were plenty of heart pounding, at times, toe curling moments to spare. it’s like watching drama with your emotional involved,, it’s been a while since i felt this way, feels like wanna fall in love again,lol
tvN is really no joke, for 1st season they took place in Croatia (am loss for word to describe how beautiful the shot they took *O*), 2nd season was in Turkey, and the current season ‘The Romantic’, which featured non-celebrity bachelors and bachelorettes previously, has decided to air a spin-off, ‘The Romantic & Idol‘, for its third season. This season was in Jeju island due to the idol’s tight schedule it’s impossible to go abroad, they even have to shortened to 4 days 3 nights. The first idol season was featuring 2PM‘s Jun.K, 4minute‘s Nam Jihyun, MBLAQ‘s Mir, ZE:A‘s Hyungsik, JJ Project‘s JB, Rainbow‘s Seung Ah, FIESTAR‘s Jei, and AOA‘s Hyejeong – wrapped up filming in October on Jeju Island.
These couples will be matched based on each person’s preference for what he or she considers to be an ideal setting for a date. So, it’s first episode that made my heart flutter,lol there’s nothing as awkward as first meeting, it’s time for the idols to choose their ideal first meeting place (they still don’t know who’s the other idols, so it’s really a blind first meeting date). They were given 4 choices based on 4 romantic scene in a movie :
Setting 1: The movies. The idols are shown a clip from Full House, where Song Hye Gyo meets Rain at the movie theater.
And ths couple has officialy bcme my OTP since the 1st meeting.. x)
Setting 2: The subway. Next, the idols are shown the music video to Jo Sung Mo’s To Heaven, where Lee Byung Hun encounters his love interest on the subway.
Setting 3: The cafe. A scene from tvN’s Reply 1997, where Seo In Guk’s character runs into Jung Eun Ji’s character at a cafe, then flashes onto the screen.
Setting 4: The crosswalk. Next up is the crosswalk, and the idols are shown a scene from drama Pasta, where Gong Hyo Jin and Lee Sun Gyun lock lips in the middle of a busy intersection. (too bad they skipped the kiss scene,lol)
I really liked how they selecting their dating partner by tastes and not the person’s appearance. They were given fair chances to get to know each other..cos this is just another so-called-reality-show, hope they could still remain friends after the show ended.. =)
In the end, if it were me, I would choose someone who treat me well, not by similar tastes nor the appearance. ^^
The show has announced will extend up to 8 ep, the 1st ep has started on Nov 11, every sunday, 8.50 PM, cable channel tvN.
Teaser & prologue:
The Romantic & Idol BGM
Opening : The Verve – Bitter Sweet symphony
Ost part 1 : Two Months – The Romantic
Ost part 2 : Jeongyub – I Want to Kiss
Some stills :
photos credit : theromantic.interest.me