I hate to say the upcoming MBC drama Triangle is male-lead centric, but it’s looking more and more like that considering all three male leads Lee Bum Soo as the eldest brother, Jaejoong as the middle brother, and Im Shi Wan as the baby brother have all had official drama stills released. Perhaps male-centric might be playing up the gender bias tilt in the entertainment industry too much, the central drama plot is sibling-centric as it deals with separated siblings who have grown up to be at odds with each other in their professional paths in life. It just so happens the three siblings are all male, and it so happens that there have been no sightings of female leads Bae Jin Hee and Oh Yeon Soo yet. Never fear, I’m sure they will show up in promotional materials sometime before the drama premieres. With the release of Jaejoong as a gangster and on a bike stills, it’s time to meet eldest brother Lee Bum Soo as a cop. I swear MBC just went over to SBS and borrowed Lee Bum Soo’s early drama wardrobe from Giant, because that picture above is surely of Lee Gang Mo from Giant.
It’s wonderful seeing the chameleon Lee Bum Soo smoothly exchange his Prime Minister suits for the casual rough and tumble leather and jeans that a cop walking the beat would wear. I wonder what type of personality he will have in this drama? Gang Mo was reserved and serious due to the sibling separation in Giant, but here his character seems rather expressive what with the drunken singing into a soju bottle. With every sibling separation drama there is always the inevitable big reunion scene and I remember how Giant aced the various reunions and spaced it out over episodes. I’m hoping Jaejoong can bring his A-game and make me believe he’s all bowled over and verklempt to find his hyung again. There are cute new stills of him still being all gangster on a motorcycle, except the BTS stills show his goofy side so I can’t take him seriously. Youngest brother Im Shi Wan is the lucky one to have been adopted by a rich family so in his first drama still we see him practicing at a blackjack table.