The SBS Mon-Tues drama battle has been lackluster, to say the least. None of the three dramas have gained much buzz, and all hover within a few ratings points of each other, with The Duo leading, followed by Midas, with Crime Squad bringing up the rear.
The production of Midas held a press conference yesterday, and it’s notable only for it being so rare for any drama to hold a press conference mid-way through its run. Midas is hoping to gain a second half surge, and trotted out barely seen onscreen second lead No Min Woo to announce that the poor boy has lost about 15 lbs to play the dying-of-cancer Myung Joon.
Myung Joon has been akin to a 10th lead in this drama for all the (lack of) screen time he’s gotten so far, and apparently that has been deliberate both to lay the requisite groundwork for his character and burgeoning friendship with Lee Min Jung’s Jung Yeon, as well as to have him lose more weight so that he can stun the audience with his wan and wasting away visage. I’m waiting for cancer boy-nurse to actually have a meaningful story develop between them, even if its not going to end well.
I’ve been falling asleep watching Midas recently, but the ending of episode 12 totally jolted me awake. Jang Hyuk’s Kim Do Hyun has not been a very memorable role for him, and I sit around just waiting for the real Hyuk to, well, Hyuk-out. I appears I’m to get my wish soon, because ambitious Do Hyun is about to transform into revenge-minded Do Hyun (see the picture of crying Hyuk above, which always mean he’s about to unleash hell on the world). And Jang Hyuk out for revenge is about the best version of Hyuk there is. Kim Hee Ae better watch out, my man is not happy with being jerked around and then tossed under a bus.