Hate to say it for all the other upcoming K-dramas, but it’s heads and tails Joseon Gunman leading the pack in quality and stirring up excitement. I know sageuks aren’t for everyone but this one screams “can’t be missed!” Coming from the production team behind The Princess’s Man, a sageuk that delivered on both quality storytelling along with soul-searing romance, Joseon Gunman has already whetted my appetite to expect more of the same with its teasers and posters. The first posters featuring the full glory of male lead Lee Jun Ki‘s face have been released and it’s the perfect main course to the earlier appetizer of a teaser poster with his form holding a shotgun while back lit against the setting sun. The first poster shows the OTP of Jun Ki and his beloved played by Nam Sang Mi with the tagline “I will protect you forever.” Well isn’t that nice. Can I switch places with Nam Sang Mi like RIGHT NOW? Even the threat of getting gorgeously dirty and maybe scratched up a bit and biting a bullet potentially is worth it to have Lee Jun Ki swearing eternal protection forever more. Lee Jun Ki is staring at the danger ahead while shielding Nam Sang Mi, who is clinging onto her man and showing the requisite amounts of gumption mixed with anxiety. The second poster is a solo masterpiece of Lee Jun Ki as Joseon’s first gunman Park Yoon Kang, a swordsman of the past who becomes a gunman of the future. I’m not quite sure what to make of Jun Ki’s mussed up hairstyle but I’m assuming it’s more outlaw ruffian than straitlaced upstanding citizen. It’s great to see him playing a swashbuckling type of character after going for downtrodden antihero in Two Weeks and being serious and aloof magistrate in Arang and the Magistrate. I know this drama doesn’t drop until July but the current crop are all such disappointments I’m praying the rest of June whizzes right by in the blink of an eye.