When I first saw the previews for Squid Game I totally went “Huh, I’ve gone on this rodeo before”, but of course doing a same concept doesn’t mean there isn’t an appetite for it in the here and now so that drama went on to set records. Seeing the promos for tvN fantasy drama Bulgasal: Immortal Souls, I totally think Goblin and Black Knight, so it’s not just one similar concept K-drama but two. An immortal formerly human male lead through centuries, his fated love that’s all star-crossed for whatever reason, my issue with Bulgasal isn’t just the redundancy but also that I don’t particularly like leads Lee Jin Wook and Kwon Nara. So it’s second leads Lee Joon, all smirky and baddie, and Gong Seung Yeon who is supposedly a pretty pissed off character for good reason, that makes me interested. Even seeing Lee Jin Wook run across time lines/frames he’s done it before with Nine: Nine Times Time Travel. I think the drama promos are going a good job of selling the visuals, so much wind and slow mo and intensity, I feel it. Hopefully the story has an engaging flow and the characters/acting elevate it to must watch. The drama premieres on December 18th on Sat-Sun taking over for Jirisan.
Trailer for Bulgasal: