What is this potential awesome and/or hot mess coming up?!? MBC has finally scheduled the follow up drama to its successful sageuk Empress Ki and it will not be Dae Jang Geum 2 (Was anyone holding their breath for this? Ever?) or Unprecedented. Instead it’s a serious melodrama tentatively called Triangle about three brothers separated in childhood who grow up to be at odds with one another. It’s the cast that almost made me tip over in disbelief – the three brothers will be played by Lee Bum Soo, Song Seung Heon, and Im Shi Wan of ZE:A. Yes, two of these are not like the other, but aside from that it will reunite Lee Bum Soo and Song Seung Heon from their last MBC outing together which remains one of the most unintentionally hilarious dramas of all time Dr. Jin. I swear that drama was only cast because Song Seung Heon couldn’t believe anyone would offer him a sageuk lead and jumped on it, and then Lee Bum Soo figured he could have an enjoyable 10 weeks hanging out on the same set as his very good friend Song Seung Heon. The viewers lost but those two made out like bandits because all the BTS pictures of them goofing off on set and chilling together were adorable and precious. What’s even more hilarious about this casting? Both Lee Bum Soo and Song Seung Heon have headlined their very own epic long K-drama about long lost brothers who end up at odds with each other. Anyone remember East of Eden. Hello? Song Seung Heon grows up with fake brother Yeon Jung Hoon and both hate real brother Park Hae Jin. Everyone has to remember Giant? Yes? Lee Gang Mo and Lee Sung Mo and their tearful reunion by the river. C’mon, putting Lee Bum Soo and Song Seung Heon in a lost brothers drama is something both can do blindfolded and with their hands tied behind their backs. This is going to be awesome even if it goes down in flames. I would swap out Im Shi Wan in an instant but as long as he doesn’t suck worse than Song Seung Heon then it’ll be fine. The two leading ladies in discussion are Lee Mi Yeon and Go Ara. This will tickle your giggles even more – oldest brother is a cop, second brother is a gang leader, and youngest brother grew up in a wealthy family. Ahahaha, let’s toss every birth secret cliche into the mix from the get go.
Directing will be the PD behind Swallow the Sun, Poseidon, All In, and H.I.T. – which means gangsters, police, and procedural stuff is his forte. Reuniting with the PD is the screenwriter who did Swallow the Sun, and who also wrote Jumong, Midas, Gu Am Heo Joon, and Lights and Shadows. Triangle is schedule to premiere when Empress Ki ends in May. I am so checking this out!