Ji Sung’s Dark Legal Drama Defendant Premieres This Monday on SBS

This Monday is the premiere of new SBS Mon-Tues drama Defendant, taking over for the huge hit that was Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim. It will be interesting to see how the ratings are for Defendant right off the bat, with KBS in midway airing of sageuk Hwarang and MBC finishing up the final week of the low rated Night Light. On one hand Defendant seems really dark and depressing, on the other hand it’s likely an underdog gets vindication type of justice seeking story that Korean audiences tend to lap up.

The drama posters are suitably dark, with my favorite being the one where Ji Sung‘s prosecutor turned defendant finds himself sitting in a dim cell staring at the lone streak of light from the window above. I’m going to check out the first episode to see if the second screenwriter of City Hunter is back from a five year hiatus with something worth watching up her sleeve. The long preview linked below looks really riveting but it may not be for everyone, those seeking lighthearted fare on Mon-Tues may have only Hwarang to nibble on for the near future. Continue reading

Long Drama Preview and Happy Press Conference Pictures for Masked Prosecutor

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

A Star-studded Premiere for K-movie Secretly, Greatly

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