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 Wednesday night, with an eye towards keeping the ratings crown from predecessor Unkind Women using a combination of mature charm from leads Kim Sun Ah and Joo Sang Wook plus a righteous justice warrior story line.
Turns out the wrestling mask as a disguise for the prosecutor is rooted in his teen years training at a wrestling gym, so he actually uses wrestling as his attack moves and the colorful mask as his cover. I love it when seemingly silly stuff makes sense, now I can sit back to just enjoy the story and onscreen chemistry without being distracted by the mask because it’s organically built into the story line. The cast looked great at the press conference, with plenty of teasing and laughter to go around, always a good sign that there is a happy vibe filming this drama. Check out the press conference pics and long preview below. Continue reading