MBC has been bottom of the ratings barrel for so long that I’ve really stopped paying much attention to its ability to deliver dramas worth watching. Consider me even more impressed with recently premiered Mon-Tues drama Kairos, currently with 5-episodes aired. It’s so good, like a tightly plotted thriller I would expect to find on OCN mixed with the layer emotional depth of a jTBC drama. Starring Shin Sung Rok as a construction company executive dealing with the kidnap of his daughter and suicide of his wife, his fallen apart world collides with living one month in the past Lee Se Young‘s convenience store employee trying to find her mom who needs an expensive surgery.
They are able to communicate via cross cellphone numbers once a night between 10:33 to 10:34 pm. A nice minute to ask each other for help, him to prevent his family tragedy and her to help find her missing mom. There’s more than meet with the eye with all the supporting characters and I don’t recall in recent years wanting to punch in the face seconds leads Ahn Bo Hyun and Nam Gyu Ri‘s characters as much as I do here. I’m sure there will be plenty more twists and turns but this drama is a true gem so far that should get more attention and kudos to MBC for doing something different, interesting, and riveting. Who is the world out to get Shin Sung Rok’s character, poor man is fighting unknown enemies from within and without.