Even if highly anticipated KBS variety drama Producer wasn’t the blockbuster hit it was aiming for, the end result was still a qualified success in the current ratings landscape. I didn’t write about the drama despite watching it completely and liking it very much. It just didn’t hook me to the degree I felt the urge the pontificate over it. While Producer screenwriter Park Ji Eun is coming off her previous runaway hit You From Another Star, I personally loved Kim Soo Hyun way more in Producer than in YFAS and the same goes for the story.
Park Ji Eun is striking while the iron is hot as K-ent is reporting that she’s already signed on her next drama with SBS. That’ll return her to the network that aired YFAS but this time she gets a different veteran SBS PD as her production partner. PD Jin Hyuk of Dr. Stranger, City Hunter, The Master’s Sun, Prosecutor Princess fame will be directing Park Ji Eun’s upcoming SBS drama. The drama won’t arrived until early 2016 but the news is enough to perk me up. Good or bad, these two combined together is worth checking out.
Park Ji Eun is a bona fide hitmaker, not just taking into account You From Another Star and the most recent Producer. She also wrote You Who Rolled in Unexpectedly, Queen of Reversals, and Queen of Housewives. PD Jin Hyuk is also quite a big name of his own, despite his dramas sometimes having less than stellar ratings or being ripped for terrible screenwriting, his directing is always top notch and recognized as such.