The other upcoming I-see-dead-people K-drama The Master’s Sun has quietly started filming two weeks ago and I’m loving the massive head start this drama got. It’s slated to air on SBS Wed-Thurs after I Hear Your Voice, and if that drama gets a four-episode extension from sixteen to twenty episodes due to the good ratings, then TMS won’t air until mid-August. That feels so far away for me so I hope IHYV doesn’t get an extension because I’m rather looking forward to TMS. It’s also been six months since I’ve liked a Wed-Thurs drama and this might just be the thing (or Sword and Flower over on KBS). Starring So Ji Sub, Gong Hyo Jin, Seo In Guk, Kim Yoo Ri and Park Hyun Sik, this drama is penned by the well known writing duo of the Hong Sisters (Big, You’re Beautiful, Best Love, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho) and continues in their usual vein of being a pretty far out concept. Gong Hyo Jin plays a poor sleepless besieged soul who can see ghosts since her parents passing in an accident. Every night ghosts descend to beg her to help them finish their business on earth and only by doing so will they leave her alone. She can’t sleep at night due to the ghostly nuisance and she falls asleep a lot during the day.
So Ji Sub is the cold and money-motivated owner of a shopping mall. I’m not sure if Gong Hyo Jin plays his assistant when the drama starts or she assumes that position later on, their inexplicable connection is that Gong Hyo Jin is only able to NOT see ghosts when she touches So Ji Sub. Ergo, she has to stick to his side like glue if she’s ever going to get any sleep. So Ji Sub’s life starts to get mucked up due to her presence around him, such as her ruining a big celebrity wedding he orchestrated to be held at his shopping mall to increase publicity. One cute interlude involves her asking him to sleep together – she is so sleep deprived she just wants one good night sleep without ghosts while he thinks she’s trying to seduce him. The production released some BTS stills and it looks like some famous faces will be making cameo appearances either as ghosts or someone left behind. Above is Jin Yi Han and Park Se Young. Check out the first filming stills which actually piques my interest in this drama more and more.