Survival, entertainment, music shows, sitcoms, and more, Perseverance Goo Haera is a hybrid genre drama that that satisfies the viewer’s variety of needs.
On February 12 at a café in Gwanghwamun, Jongngo-gu, Seoul, the cast of Mnet’s Friday night drama Perseverance Goo Haera came for joint interviews. It included Director Kang Heejung as well as Min Hyorin, Kwak Siyang, B1A4’s Jinyoung, Shim Hyungtak, Park Gwangsun, Yoo Sungeun, and Seo Minji.
Perseverance Goo Haera is a music drama that draws its story from the aftermath of the 2010 Superstar K2 audition. It is a sensuous love story about young people who love music and have a passion for it as well as growth, friendship, and love. In addition, there are selections of music that received a lot of love during the 1990s to the 2000s reinterpreted not only for teenagers and young people in their twenties, but for people of all ages.
During the joint interview, Min Hyorin showed satisfaction and said, “I’m satisfied at how the music came out. Once the drama broadcast, people around me said the music was good and talked a lot about how the arrangements and reinterpretations are good. Since it’s a music drama, I worried on whether people would think that it was too weak. When the first and second episode premiered, people told me that the music was just as good.” Following that, she talked about the part that she wasn’t satisfied with, “There is a lot of good music out there. It’s regretful that a lot can’t be shown with the short time.”
Director Kang Heejungn said, “Just for a short 2-3 minute thing, the cast had separate practices and received vocal lessons in order to fit the group of six” showing how in addition to acting, the actors were working hard musically as well.
Also, “In the parts that have been filmed, there are parts that did not make it to broadcast. In the first episode, Kwak Siyang singing to ‘Good Person’ did not get aired. In the drama, Sejong is a person who is chic and cannot express his feelings well, but there are sweet parts that have been filmed. If the viewers would want that sometime, then I would like to reveal it” was said arousing the curiosity for the behind story.
Perseverance Goo Haera is a twelve episode drama so it is now in the middle of the story. Director Kang Heejung said, “We wanted a drama with music to show the growth of young people who wanted their dreams to come true. The story of their growth will begin to unfold starting in the sixth episode.” It was also added, “Because there are limitations in a music drama genre, there will probably be people that look upon the show harshly. It seems like the viewers are getting used to our drama, there will be more music released and we will such a more aggressive look.”
He then explained the watching point of the second act of Perseverance Goo Haera by stating, “There is Ray (Jinyoung) who is trying to address the entirety of his dead younger brother’s bucket list and there is Haera (Min Hyorin) who has feelings for Sejong (Kwak Siyang). Please expect the love story.”
For the preview of the second act, Perseverance Goo Haera will revisit the popular songs of the past. And although it is a music drama, as Min Hyorin previously mentioned, there are also parts that are regretful. Will the seven remaining episodes of Perseverance Goo Haera be able to compensate for those regretful parts and create a music drama that matches the audience’s taste. Their story is gathering expectations.
Perseverance Goo Haera is a music drama comes from the ‘Superstar K2’ crew that created the ‘Superstar K’ syndrome and tells the story what happens after that. Rejected from or for either appearance, personality, love, and other things, they started their challenge towards ‘Superstar K2.’ It is a story that combines fate and music into one. It broadcasts every Friday at 11:20pm.
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