Cable network tvN pulled a switch up this month, airing Birthcare Center in the Mon-Tues slot after Record of Youth but it was only an 8-episode drama. My mental scheduling was thrown off track but it’s back on my radar now that the cast held the press conference for the next drama Awaken (Night and Day). Starring Namgong Min, Seolhyun, Lee Chung Ah, and Yoon Sun Woo, it’s dropping at the right time for me since Kairos has me all primed for mental brain twisters with criminals and long conspiracy crimes and oddball yet intense male leads. The previews look great, gripping with lots of charisma oozing from the screen with every frame. This year may be terrible one by all accounts but if Awaken proves to be another hit then Namgong Min can consider himself a double winner as he’s already started the year with the critically beloved Stove League.
Long preview for Awaken: