The drama train is prepping to leave the station next week, with a Woman with a Suitcase on it headed for narrative depths unknown. As a lawyer I can be nitpickier with legal dramas but there have been plenty I’ve loved, just none in recent years as the tendency towards ham-fisted morality plays trump procedural accuracy. I love the Woman cast with near same age leads Choi Ji Woo and Joo Jin Mo plus fantastic younger second leads Lee Joon and Jeon Hye Bin, but I’m not sure if the drama is aiming for legal or humanistic growth and development. The drama poster above puts the foursome around a conference table in front of bookshelves of legal tomes, and I wish Choi Ji Woo weren’t placed on her knees picking up sheaves of fallen papers like she’s clumsy. Put the lady front and center, tall and proud! She really is super charming in the new teaser, it’s crazy how makjang crying queen of early Hallyu has morphed into cute older woman with a twinkle in her eye and a smart pout to get things done.
Teasers for Woman with a Suitcase: