While the teasers for Fantastic look lighthearted and fun, the story will no doubt take some heavy turns as the plot centers around a highly successful drama writer with a terminal illness played by Hyun Joo who rekindles a romance with Sang Wook as a well loved but not particularly skilled actor. The K-drama trope of terminal illness is one that I feel is overused and usually avoid but I'm going to give this one a go since two of my favorites are the headliners. Just based on the character descriptions alone, I know they will both kill it. I just wish the secondary cast was less meh. Kim Hyun Joo is always superb in turning out emotionally resonating performances that tug at the heartstrings. Joo Sang Wook despite his chaebol appearance, is comedy gold but he also excels in melodramatic turns. I just hope that the drama will be taking an uplifting approach to the subject matter as the teasers would suggest. Fantastic will be available for online streaming through Viki and Dramafever.
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