Your Favourite Sidekick Character in a Drama
The Drama was my introduction to the sickeningly multi-talented, multi-lingual Henry Lau, one more Canadian tiresomely flaunting his all round awesomeness on the world stage. His impact on this Drama was such that I’ve breached one of my few cardinal rules about Drama watching. I normally rant against the use of actors’ names to refer to the characters, but I neither know nor care what his character’s name was, he’s just Henry.Some people found his character’s sweet silliness too much, but for me, it was a treat. He was the perfect “sidekick” character. He had no dark back story, no crushing emotional or psychological baggage, he was just a genuinely sweet, fun kid, like a cute clown, one that didn’t give little kids nightmares.The other reason I’m sticking to using Mr Lau’s real name is because of the huge distance between him and his character. Fluently quadrilingual and musically talented in both performance and composition, Henry Lau is clearly the antithesis of his laid back, leisurely comic relief character. His performance is one more example of something I’ve been tweeting about a lot – how hard good comedy is, and how under-rated, at least in K Dramas. To consistently come off as happy-go-lucky, sweet and smiling for the duration of a gruelling live shot K Drama strongly suggests that Mr Lau’s talents as an actor (in this genre at least) match his others. I hope to see him get many more chances to show off his skills. Until then, enjoy three minutes of Henry happiness!
In Falling For Innocence, Lee Si Eon plays Oh Woo Shik, the loyal sidekick to Jeong Kyeong Ho’s chaebol-with-a-change-of-heart. Right from the start he never hesitated to offer his boss and friend forthright good advice, as in the screencap above. More than just a straight shooting confidant, though, like a true sidekick he provided moments of light relief to break the melo tone, as here
wooshik by inorogbarbatesc