Every time there is a Lee Seung Gi drama I’m on pins and needles hoping my boy picked well and doesn’t end up with a narrative stinker. His recently premiered tvN drama Mouse comes with high critical pedigree from the screenwriter of God’s Gift: 14 Days and Black and a lofty premise not just on catching a serial killer but digging into the psyche and questioning whether it’s morally right to terminate a fetus in-utero if it carries the psychopath gene. The drama premiered this week and honestly I’m underwhelmed, it feels like a trick pony around that serial killer gene conceit and timing wise is unfortunate to premiere after Beyond Evil with the same is-he-the-killer question around the male lead.
The drama also makes Lee Seung Gi’s character a total sweet bumbling local cop type, almost TOO good, and then the promos tells us that child actor prodigy Kim Kang Hoon is playing the younger Lee Seung Gi and that boy’s character so far appears to be totally a psycho even from a young age. So there’s also that, the Taecyeon in Vincenzo dork to real baddie twist here (maybe?), and if not then there is so much build up just to jerk audiences around. So far Ahn Jae Wook steals the show, casting 90’s nice guy heartthrob as the unrepentant born serial killer was a stroke of genius, he’s beyond frightening. The rest of the characters aren’t connecting with me either and I fault the drama for trying too hard to be edgy and not enough spent on building the foundational aspects. It’s too early to tell though, for my loves I try to do 6 episodes if not 4 if it’s really bad, so I hope the drama really picks up next week. So far – just okay.
Now I’m glad tvN took a three week breather on its Wed-Thurs time slot, after True Beauty ended two weeks ago since it was close to lunar new year celebrations the network moved the follow up drama Mouse to premiere … Continue reading →
Upcoming tvN drama Mouse is certainly marching in a no-nonsense way into its early March premiere, with none of the shiny glitzy promos and an overwhelming sense of dread. The first drama poster was pretty plain featuring male leads Lee … Continue reading →
tvN drama Mouse is premiering towards the end of February 2021 a few days after jTBC thriller Sisyphus: The Myth but that drama has been promoting for well over a month now yet we’re getting the first stills for Mouse … Continue reading →
I thought tvN thriller drama Mouse would be airing later into 2021 but it’s actually premiering soon, next month in February in the Wed-Thurs time slot after True Beauty. The production released this week a haunting short teaser preview with … Continue reading →
Top Korean actors playing killers is a totally “in” thing now and it almost always works because it goes against type, whether visuals or just the idea that an A-lister would deign to play the antagonist. Add another one to … Continue reading →
It’s wonderful how a great drama/performance can make it for me in terms of changing my opinion on an actor or actress. I’ve been meh on Kyung Soo Jin for so many years since she annoyed the shit out of … Continue reading →
K-actor Lee Seung Gi must love the chase from his last drama Vagabond because he’s putting his action hat back on again for his next drama. He’s confirmed for the 2021 airing K-drama Mouse which discusses a world where DNA … Continue reading →
I love it when I’m totally surprised and this K-drama casting news was a nice jolt heading into end of week. tvN is prepping a new procedural K-drama Mouse and in talks for the male leads are Lee Seung Gi … Continue reading →