The K-remake of TW-drama In Time With You keeps looking more and more promising. There is always the chance that SBS can still manage to combine promising into crap but I’ll take initially promising any day if only to keep my hopes up. The upcoming SBS weekend drama The Time I Loved You, 7000 Days continues to add talented and charismatic actors to the cast. In addition to already signed on leads Ha Ji Won, Lee Jin Wook, and this week Yoon Kyun Sang also joined, movie actor turned drama familiar face Lee Joo Seung is also continuing his drama long stay by hopping over to this cast.
The Time I Loved You, 7000 Days will be directed by the PD of Pinocchio so it’s not surprise that two Pinocchio alums in Yoon Kyun Sang and Lee Joo Seung have reunited here. While Yoon Kyun Sang may be playing the second male lead, a character described as a third generation chaebol hiding his wealthy identity, Lee Joo Seung has signed on to play Ha Ji Won’s little brother in the drama. This I can’t wait to see, I can already picture how Ji Won is going to be so annoyed by her lazy bro with plenty of sibling bickering in store. Lee Joo Seung may not look leading man material but as a character actor he’s one of the shining talents of his generation, as proven by his many movie roles prior to moving into drama land last year.
Lee Joo Seung has wowed me in all three of his most recent drama appearances, from Blade Man to Pinocchio to the currently airing Let’s Eat 2. He’s an actor’s actor, the kind of acting ability and onscreen pull that will serve him well as his career goes through the youth roles all the way until old age if he keeps on acting for that long.