I wonder how much harder it is for post-marriage and now daddy Ji Sung to play the titular role in upcoming SBS Mon-Tues drama Defendant. Faced with with calamity of going from a happy husband and father to the chief suspect in the murder of his wife and daughter, Ji Sung’s prosecutor turned defendant must navigate both the legal landmines from behind bars and the emotional anguish of mourning his loved ones without any memory of his role in their deaths.
In supporting roles are Yuri of SNSD, Eom Ki Joon, Oh Chang Suk, and Uhm Hyun Kyung, with the writer of City Hunter penning the script and the PD of Hyde, Jekyll, Me, Yawang, and 49 Days behind the camera. I hope this twist on The Fugitive, with the suspect behind bars rather than on the run, keeps the tension high through the longer drama run and don’t make the baddies one-note. Also, no lame side romance please, people are dead and a good guy is fighting for his life, keep the typical K-drama romance to nil. The drama premieres in two weeks after Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim ends and we’ll see then if SBS can retain the Mon-Tues ratings lead.
I’m pretty conflicted about upcoming SBS Mon-Tues drama Defendant. On one had it stars the incredibly magnetic Ji Sung, but then it also stars the bland as white bread Yuri of SNSD as his leading lady. He’s already had one … Continue reading
SBS is currently slaying the ratings on Mon-Tues with Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim, the second hit medical drama of the year for the network after Doctors. After the drama ends in early January 2017, the network will next switch to … Continue reading
I gotta give props when it’s due and Masked Prosecutor deserves kudos for doing the unthinkable from one week ago, namely making that flamboyant wrestling mask suddenly look narratively acceptable. Who woulda thunk it? The drama premieres on KBS this … Continue reading
I’ve got bad and good news to report on upcoming KBS Wed-Thurs K-drama Masked Prosecutor (aka The Man in the Mask). This drama had one of the smoothest casting process of all the K-dramas this year, with the rumored leads … Continue reading
Pairing bummer news with good news doesn’t actually lessen the bummer-ness of the initial bit of disappointment. After getting all excited about Kim Woo Bin‘s return to dramas, and in a leading man role no less, the excitement turned to … Continue reading
Spotting Kim Sun Ah these days feels like a finding four leaf clover, rare and elusive for someone who even a few years ago was regularly headlining dramas. I don’t know if the parts have dried up for her now that she’s … Continue reading
This might be one of the most star-packed K-movie premieres I’ve seen in a long time, which goes to show that Kim Soo Hyun’s star is incredibly high and his agency Key East Entertainment has lots and lots of A-list … Continue reading
I feel like I can’t turn around without tripping over a new K-drama waiting to premiere. I can count 8 new dramas waiting to drop on my lap, and at which point I’m sure I’ll drop most of them like … Continue reading
Scent of a Woman with Kim Sun Ah and Lee Dong Wook premieres this weekend, and I’ve got the five-minute trailer below that appears to summarize the first two episodes. I love Sun Ah, but I hate her aegyo voice, … Continue reading
Let me talk about the good things at the Scent of a Woman press conference first, okay? The chemistry between Lee Dong Wook and Kim Sun Ah is unbelievable. I seriously think a scandal will erupt soon if they keep … Continue reading
While July isn’t as chock-a-block with new K-drama premieres as May was, there are nevertheless quite a few new dramas I’m interested in checking out. One of them is the Kim Sun Ah and Lee Dong Wook vehicle Scent of … Continue reading
The upcoming SBS weekend drama Scent of a Woman with Kim Sun Ah and Lee Dong Wook is in the heat of filming to ready itself for it’s late July premiere. The cast recently went to Japan to for its … Continue reading