This isn’t quite up to snuff but no biggie since it’s just a short ten second teaser not to mention recently a drama reminded me that lackluster promos isn’t a surefire death knell. The first teaser is out for upcoming MBC drama Goodbye Mr. Black, and for the sake of the production team I hope the drama doesn’t premiere to byes and yawns from the audience with the current competition Descendants of the Sun and Please Come Back Ahjusshi getting a two week head start. I’m just meh with the teaser, it felt slapdash as if the production needed to quickly get something out there to wedge into the public consciousness to vie for attention with DotS and Ahjussji.
I enjoyed what I see of leads Lee Jin Wook, Moon Chae Won, and Kim Kang Woo, everyone looks their part, but the action and interactions remind of of so many cobbled together drama bits such as the girl biting the guy and the running in a crowded marketplace. As first impressions go this one isn’t bad per se, it just didn’t draw me in immediately is all. Maybe an atmospheric teaser would have worked better, showing us the brooding man betrayed by his best friend and seeking revenge for justice and to assuage his pain. This short promo did remind me of how much I miss Moon Chae Won, and how DotS episode 1 would have gone from an A- grade to an A+ from me were she playing leading lady Kang Mo Yeon.
Teaser for Goodbye Mr. Black:
[Edit] Here’s the one minute longer teaser below. Hhhhhmmm, I’m still not feelin’ it, comes across as a hodge podge of too many scenes from dramas past, including the much more K-drama feel in quality.