a beautiful thing happened a few weeks back: a few of my fellow kdrama friends/ya writers came up with this ingenious idea to combine our shared loves and cast our favorite ya novels as kdramas!
we’re calling it–wait for it–YA MEETS KIMCHI
this week it’s my turn, and it should come as no shock to anyone who knows me that i’ve chosen my all-time favorite book in all of existence ever: jellicoe road, by the ridiculously talented melina marchetta.
i could wax poetic about this book forever, y’all, but i’ll spare you this one time and simply say that, if you haven’t already read it, get the heck on that. this book will wreck you and build you up in the best ways possible.
i labored long and hard in casting this book, both because it literally is my most favorite book ever and because kdramas are literally my most favorite thing on television. but i’m confident that these actors would do their characters justice, bringing to life all the little details that made me fall in love with them.
so, without further ado, i present thee with:
at age eleven, taylor markham was abandoned by her mother. at fourteen, she ran away from boarding school, only to be tracked down and brought back by a mysterious stranger. now seventeen, taylor’s the reluctant leader of her school’s underground community, whose annual territory war with the townies and visiting cadets has just begun. this year, though, the cadets are led by jonah griggs, and taylor can’t avoid his intense gaze for long. to make matters worse, hannah, the one adult taylor trusts, has disappeared. but if taylor can piece together the clues hannah left behind, the truth she uncovers might not just settle her past, but also change her future. [x]
park bo young (박보영) as taylor markham
seo in guk (서인국) as jonah griggs
song hyo kye (송혜교) as hannah
hyun bin (현빈) as the brigadier
jung eun ji (정은지) as raffaela (raffy)
kang ha neul (강하늘) as santangelo (chaz)
and, of course, the five:
(left to right)
kang so ra (강소라) as tate
song joong ki (송중기) as webb
ha yeon soo (하연수) as narnie
kim myung soo (김명수) as jude
choi woo shik (최우식) as fitz
jellicoe road will air monday & tuesday nights at 10:00PM starting october 7th on tvN.*
(because tvN is basically the best kdrama channel ever and my bbs deserve the best.)
(*this is fake. sadly.)