The drama production train continues despite the doom and gloom of ongoing ratings and advertising woes, which is good for us viewers so long as maintaining quality can still be sustained. The fresh casting news on the K-drama front this week has established drama and movie stars Han Ji Min and Jo Jung Seok in talks to partner up for the fall 2017 supernatural and police themed romance drama Two Cops. He’s up for the male lead, a righteous hard hitting cop who’s life is turned upside down when his body gets taken over by the soul of a shyster. Han Ji Min will be playing a reporter who chases down stories and has to deal with the souls sharing a body shtick, which sounds too much like the situation in her last drama Hyde, Jekyll, Me that I have to shake off the shivers and hope that this is nothing like that trainwreck. Neither the leads nor the network has been confirmed for Two Cops but I’lll keep my eye out and see what materializes in the next few weeks.
Two Cops won a scriptwriting competition and will likely air on MBC, and I hope the execution is wholly original because each element from police theme, reporter love interest, and body possession have all been done many times before in K-dramas that it no longer seems even remotely intriguing on its own. If Jo Jung Seok and Han Ji Min confirm then this will mark their third time working together, first in Fatal Encounter the movie and last year she did a cameo in his drama Incarnation of Jealousy.