September is here which means the countdown to the arrival of SBS Wed-Thurs drama While You Were Sleeping is less than 30 days away. This is one pre-filmed drama that I’ve been following along with consistently since it was announced earlier this year, solely for male lead Lee Jong Seok and also his third reunion working with screenwriter Park Hye Ryun after they did I Hear Your Voice followed by Pinocchio. It’s a much bigger what if for this drama since the female lead is Suzy, always a warm presence onscreen but also almost always a terrible actress at emoting with nuance.
With that said, her character sees future disasters when she sleeps so maybe she’ll be sleeping most of the drama lol, and if she’s called on to match Lee Jong Seok’s ease with Park Hye Ryun written characters then hopefully the PD can pull the right notes out of her. The drama released script reading stills last week as a sign that promos are about to start, and this weekend comes the first drama stills of the leads on a bus. In terms of competition it’s not going to be a tough uphill battle since MBC‘s high profile Hospital Ship is more of a lumbering barge than a speed boat.