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.
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
There’s a certain amount of ambivalence and hesitation with respect to upcoming Chinese Korean movie So I Married an Anti-fan, a project that went from promisingly cute to avoid like the plague after it got cast. It’s adapted from a … Continue reading
I don’t want to write off a drama so early out but the sheer whiplash of how promising Gaia sounded to precipitous drop off the cliff makes it hard to remain optimistic. Initial reports surrounding the making of Gaia, a … Continue reading
The lovely young ladies, not exactly college age anymore, just graduated from Chung An University with tons of fan and media coverage present. Park Shin Hye and Sooyoung and Yuri of SNSD were on hand to receive their college diplomas … Continue reading
The preview is out for upcoming OCN drama Neighborhood Hero, the comeback drama for PD Kwak Jung Hwan after his epic fail that was Basketball, and also the comeback drama for K-actor Park Shi Hoo after his accused rape scandal … Continue reading
There are dramas which get scuttled, most recently with Goodbye Mr. Black with Moon Chae Won and Lee Jin Wook, and earlier in the summer with Shin Mina‘s Let’s Have Dinner Together, and then there are dramas that some want … Continue reading
Someone’s gotta do it, right? Act opposite Park Shi Hoo in upcoming OCN drama Neighborhood Hero, that is. Yoon Eun Hye already took the charge in being Park Shi Hoo’s first K-ent leading lady since his rape scandal two years … Continue reading
Another K-ent dating news started this week off with a fast pitch out of the gate, pardon the pun but I just had to use it since rarely do I get to use baseball jargon. Notch another name off the … Continue reading
The 50th annual Baeksang Art Awards concluded last night and actually managed to not render me wholly disappointed even with next to zero expectations. I can’t say the entire endeavor rewarded and feted the most deserving movies, dramas, actors, and … Continue reading
Things I’m looking forward to in the upcoming Fashion King with Yoo Ah In, Shin Se Kyung, Yuri, and Lee Je Hoon: the fashion, NYC, and Yoo Ah In’s return to television after over a year break since Sungkyunkwan Scandal. … Continue reading