Recently I’m back to feeling like Shin Se Kyung cast in any drama is cause for consternation. If that’s too strong an opinion then it’s certainly a cause for concern, her last drama performance in Bride of the Water God was particularly blank and awful, the kind of performance that can erase goodwill and set herself back a couple of years in viewer opinion. With that said, she’s not the solo player in upcoming KBS drama Black Knight which stars Kim Rae Won as the male lead opposite her, with Seo Ji Hye taking on the juicer sounding role of the second female lead and antagonist who also happens to not have aged in the past two hundred years. This drama has been one of the more high profile offerings for 2017 and is arriving right as the year ends, reuniting the PD and screenwriter from Equator Man. I trust Kim Rae Won and Seo Ji Hye to hold down the fort, and if they do it well enough then Shin Se Kyung can tread water in between and still make it worth a watch with a good story.
KBS is currently in the ratings bottom in the Wed-Thurs slot but Black Knight will certainly have a chance to slay the competition when it airs after Mad Dog.