KBS may be king of the tube on Wed-Thurs thanks to Descendants of the Sun, but it might be counterbalancing karma for the epic failure of recent Mon-Tues drama Moorim School. The drama wrapped this week and the next prime time series doesn’t arrive until end of March in the form of Park Shin Yang‘s return to television as Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul Ho. It’s getting the least buzz among the upcoming Mon-Tues dramas with Jackpot on SBS and MBC’s Monster, but I wouldn’t discount Neighborhood Lawyer in terms of being the dark horse in the domestic ratings battle.
Park Shin Yang’s last four consecutive dramas in the last ten years have been major ratings hits – Sign, Painter of the Wind, War of Money, Lovers in Paris. He goes years between dramas but the domestic audience appears to like him (or just happen to like the dramas he picks) more than the international viewers. Also Kang Sora‘s addition as the leading lady makes me think this drama has a shot, she’s been quite a good project picture especially with the surprise hit Misaeng. Through in Ryu Soo Young and Park Sol Mi as the second leads and this drama feels like a top heavy throwback cast with a more modern story twist. Check out the drama stills and first teasers, love the Beetlejuice inspired conference room dance one!
Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul Ho: