More and more stills are coming out of MBC for Records of a Night Watchman as this fantasy sageuk barrels towards us whether we’re ready or not. If it wasn’t for Triangle getting a two-episode extension then Night Watchman would have aired next Monday. Now it has another ten days to get all it ducks/dragons/wizards/ghosts all in a row before unveiling exactly what the heck so much mix-and-match randomness is. Above is the first look at all four leads in the same frame and I must say Yunho sold me nicely on his warrior pose and aura. He plays stoic princely bodyguard and love rival, a classic second male lead who may steal viewer hearts even if he doesn’t win the girl in the end. Jung Il Woo looks like he toddled over from the set of The Moon Embraces the Sun, despite the two year gap, showing up as the dissolute prince who wastes his days away rather than be duty bound. I found Jung Il Woo’s performance in MoonSun to be one of his best despite the very limited screen time and story line he got in that drama so having him repeat it but as the male this time around is good with me.
Go Sung Hee‘s first still where she was sitting on the rooftop looked so enchanting and lovely but in daylight and up close it’s definitely wanting. Her hair is too messy and the hair potato perched on her head with the hair pin sticking out has got to go. She looks like what a stylist thinks a spirit girl from the mountains ought to look like rather than sticking her in a simple cool wool peasant dress. Seo Ye Ji is gorgeous in a young girl fresh-faced way as a rich ministerial daughter with a crush on Jung Il Woo’s character. I heard her character is decidedly not nice when her crush is rebuffed but with this story involving ghosts and mountain dragon demons a bitchy second female lead is clearly not going to be the main antagonist driver. The production also released new stills of Prince Lee Rin with his ghostly trio Greek chorus and I heard that the eunuch before he died was the one who took care of little boy prince Lee Rin which is why he’s still hovering by his side. The kid actors are also revealed in the new stills and include little prince Lee Rin showing off his supernatural skills for the other children in court. One guess it’s not going to end well for him.