MBC is going to face tough competition when it premieres two new prime time dramas in the coming weeks. First is Goodbye Mr. Black on Wed-Thurs, going up against runaway hit Descendants of the Sun and lowly rated but getting good audience feedback Please Come Back Ahjusshi. I think Mr. Black has a steeper climb compared to its same network sibling Monster which airs at the end of the month on Mon-Tues, that time slot will see the premiere of this same month of new dramas from the other two networks as well.
KBS has Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul Ho coming while SBS is getting lots of buzz for Jackpot (Daebak). Audiences won’t know if either Monster or Mr. Black will turn out any good but on the casting alone MBC did a great job – both dramas narratively appear male lead driven and Monster has Kang Ji Hwan while the titular Mr. Black is Lee Jin Wook. Even with two good looking and can act leads, either drama can also get stolen by equally talented second male leads in Park Ki Woong and Kim Kang Woo, respectively. MBC clearly wants to play up the bromance and/or rivalry with new stills from both dramas that are pretty wink wink cheeky if you ask me.