While the big three networks got roundly walloped last year by the all the cable networks in ratings and critical acclaim, 2019 is a fresh year and who knows if a resurgence is coming. I have solid hopes with MBC Mon-Tues drama Item premiering next week on February 11th, taking a supernatural element fused with a procedural that has been doing so well over on cable. Starring Joo Ji Hoon, Jin Se Yeon, and Kim Kang Woo, the drama centers around a conspiracy involving items that have supernatural powers with competing forces trying to use it to commit crimes and trying to prevent it. It’s adopted from a webtoon and the screenwriter has a strong track record with darker themed dramas having written Save Me. I’m so excited to see Joo Ji Hoon in a major prime time drama, his last was the 2015 drama Mask which I passed on he’s riding last year’s banner year with the Along With the Gods movies into a rebounding drama career first with Netflix zombie sageuk Kingdom and now Item.
Long teaser for Item: