This Monday is the premiere of new SBS Mon-Tues drama Defendant, taking over for the huge hit that was Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim. It will be interesting to see how the ratings are for Defendant right off the bat, with KBS in midway airing of sageuk Hwarang and MBC finishing up the final week of the low rated Night Light. On one hand Defendant seems really dark and depressing, on the other hand it’s likely an underdog gets vindication type of justice seeking story that Korean audiences tend to lap up.
The drama posters are suitably dark, with my favorite being the one where Ji Sung‘s prosecutor turned defendant finds himself sitting in a dim cell staring at the lone streak of light from the window above. I’m going to check out the first episode to see if the second screenwriter of City Hunter is back from a five year hiatus with something worth watching up her sleeve. The long preview linked below looks really riveting but it may not be for everyone, those seeking lighthearted fare on Mon-Tues may have only Hwarang to nibble on for the near future.
Long preview for Defendant: