It’s like a jolt of awesome when I saw the first promos for upcoming tvN Mon-Tues drama Awaken (Korean title Night and Day). It’s like the production knows its top asset is male lead Namgong Min and is putting all the heavy lifting on him. The poster is pretty standard for a thriller, dark tonal visuals but Namgong Min’s eyes speak volumes in showing his quiet internalized torment. The teaser preview is awesome too but hilariously reminds me of the Park Bo Gum scene at the beginning episodes of Record of Youth when he played a bad gangster in the movie within the drama and beat up the movie male lead in a warehouse. He looked like a young boy playing dress up while Namgong Min in the same type of role is just spot on method acting.
Teaser for Awaken: