Updates on Lie To Me and Festival

Well – actually, not “Festival” as the drama starring Jung Yong Hwa and Park Shin Hye has changed its name to You’re Into Me.

What the hell?

To me, that just sounds like MBC is working hard to capitalize on You’re Beautiful, which the new title sounds similar to. Not in Korean per se, but definitely in English. I mean, I can no longer look at that title and not think of You’re Beautiful. Marketing accomplished.

OK – maybe I’m being a tad harsh, as the drama’s title came from a contest held from March 30th to April 10. After 400 entries, they chose this title. Meh. I like Festival, because 1) the sound reminds me of happy times and music and dancing all around; 2) the drama was said to have a “script […] as fresh as clear May sky,” according to its director Pyo Min Soo (Coffee House) and that “he would make a drama [where] “Youngsters fight prettily in a warm and happy campus” – where he got those cheesy lines from I don’t know, but “Festival” kind of suits this kind of drama, no? And 3) because with a drama like Festival, I feel like I can expect a drama that’s chaotic but happy – something that can also represent a student/adolescent from their high school to college years.

But that’s just me.

UPDATE: Perhaps a better translation of the title is You’ve Fallen for Me. Sounds a little more graceful than You’re Into Me, and it has that song connotation (as sPark* kindly pointed out), but in terms of titles – I really liked Festival! Maybe because it was short and easy to remember. But the song connotation is amazing – smart marketing and definitely hypes up the interest.

On to Lie to Me:

More pictures of Yoon Eun Hye shooting scenes for the drama! On other casting news, Danny Ahn (Chuno) will appear in the drama as Kang Ji Hwan‘s friend.

source: allkpop, soompi 1, 2

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4 thoughts on “Updates on Lie To Me and Festival

  1. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!

    Is that… TOP?

    With Park Shin Hye???

    No? Oh. Ok. Sorry.

    As for the name, I don’t like “Festival” either. 🙂 It doesn’t seem to jive with JYH’s Tae-Kyung-ish character. Maybe JYH’s character is Gu Jun Pyo-ish… making “You’re into me” a bit narcissistic and appropriate.

  2. The first thing that popped into my head when I saw the title is the song which has the same title, 넌 내게 반했어 🙂 Maybe the people at MBC thought the same thing? The song itself is very fun and VERY addicting. I’m taking a guess, but maybe MBC wanted people to associate the drama with the song (aka drama will be just as fun and addicting as the song). Also, I think You’ve Fallen for Me (Hard) LOL is a more direct translation.

    I’m excited for this even though JYH is not exactly the best actor… he has a lot of charisma especially on stage. I’m hoping the drama has a lot of performance scenes 🙂 Also, I adore Park Shin Hye!

      • Haha yessss that song! 🙂 I’m hoping the series is like the song 😛 Then again, I don’t want to have any expectations…

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