There is apparently a love triangle in the upcoming MBC drama Triangle (har har), which isn’t surprising but for the fact that I’ll go out on a limb and predict the end pairing. The synopsis says Jaejoong, Baek Jin Hee, and Im Shi Wan will be involved in a messy love triangle with one girl and two brothers. To keep the angst manageable, eldest hyung played by Lee Bum Soo will have his own separate love line with Oh Yeon Soo. Whew, if the drama dared to say all three long lost and fatefully reunited brothers loved one girl I might have to break up with drama sight unseen. Back to the love triangle, I think narratively and even my own preference says Jaejoong gets Bak Jin Hee in the end. His character is the rough and tumble gangster who lives at the bottom rung of society, contrast with Im Shi Wan’s character who was adopted into a rich family and grows up to be an educated casino manager.
All signs point to the screwed over middle brother Jaejoong getting the deserved happiness over his much more luxuriously brought up younger brother. I also love the gangster in love with a sweet girl premise, however dated it seems, because there is always a nugget of possibility that a poor downtrodden bastard can turn his life around with the love of a good woman. The first stills are out of Baek Jin Hee playing a casino card dealer who is the sole breadwinner in her family. She looks fantastic and I love her casting choice of going from delightfully evil Empress Tanasiri in Empress Ki to the hardworking Candy character in Triangle. It’s great acting range and I have a good feeling that she’ll be solid in this effort. MBC also released new stills of Jaejoong with his gangster buddy played by Shin Seung Hwan. I find aejoong is giving off believable vibes as a loutish wastrel type character even if it’s still a stretch to see him as a gang leader capable of winning all fights with a fist.