There are so many things to look forward to with the upcoming MBC drama Mr. Back (Mr. Baek), which actually starts next week in a sign that time isn’t just flying it’s evaporating before our eyes. The imminent arrival of Mr. Back works well also to reference the thematic narrative of an old man at the end of his life who reverse-ages and gets to relive his prime again. I hope the drama lets leads Shin Ha Kyun and Jang Nara have a great character arc together but doesn’t force the romance since inevitably he’s going back to being old again.
Things I’m looking forward to based on the latest drama stills and second uproarious teaser: Shin Ha Kyun giving 150% in his physical performance paired with nuanced acting, Lee Joon knocking my socks off for the first time in not only being good at acting but looking mighty handsome doing it, and one of dramaland’s favorite elder statesmen daddy actors Jeon Kuk Hwan (Evil Yeon Chul in Empress Ki, Evil Chairman Dad in Dr. Stranger) fake wheedling “hyung-nim, aigoooo” to Shin Ha Kyun’s character and being the evil villain he’s so good at doing.
Second teaser for Mr. Back: