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 never woulda paired these two up but go ahead and surprise me SBS! Currently airing Mon-Tues drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo has turned out to be a ratings dud for the network even if the few ardent fans … Continue reading
It feels serendipitous that I came across oldie but goodie pictures of Ji Sung just as news broke that he was considering a new drama. I’ll take this as a good sign from above. MBC‘s early 2017 sageuk Rebel Hong … Continue reading
I’ve been wondering when the CF world would come knocking on the door of married acting couple Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young, and the first joint commercial hit it out of the park in terms of maximizing their appeal. … Continue reading
SBS is really rocking and rolling with scheduling new dramas, and hopefully the network continues to do well in either ratings or critical reception. There seems to be no end of legal dramas, ever, and another is in the works called … Continue reading
K-actor Ji Sung wears multiple hats from star to husband to father, and on July 6th in Los Angeles he added Korean culture representative to the mix. Ji Sung was at the Dodgers versus Orioles game in LA for the … Continue reading
I don’t think this will end up being some great debate as much as a fun time to share personal visual preferences. While Korean actors are well known for being intensely easy on the eyes, sometimes their styling onscreen and … Continue reading
SBS premieres new Wed-Thurs drama Entertainer (Ttanttara, a derogatory Korean slang for the title), so get used to hearing it used often in the drama and also get used for a new competitive playing field. With KBS finished with its … Continue reading
There’s a wonderfully comforting vibe about Entertainer and it’s not something easily explainable. I just get the feels with the teasers and stills, and now the official drama posters seal the deal. Love, love, love the slightly retro colors and … Continue reading
I’ve definitively found the first choice in my next K-drama to follow and it’s Entertainer thanks to the latest preview showing scenes from the first episode. It looks so earnest and entertaining (pardon the title pun), with Ji Sung owning … Continue reading
I bow at the awesome altar of Ji Sung, how can he so effortlessly sell so many different interactions? I suppose it’s not a surprise since he convincingly sold 7 different personalities in Kill Me Heal Me, but in upcoming … Continue reading