Coming Soon to Dramaland: January

Happy 2015 boys and girls! There are three network dramas premiering in the coming month and I can’t seem to get past their casting, more specifically that of the male lead. Shallow? Perhaps, but I like to look at pretty things. Cheers!

Kill Me Heal Me

Mr Baek stops aging and gives us …Kill Me, Heal Me

MBC* Medical /Romantic Comedy* Wednesday/Thursday* Premiering: January 7th * Starring: Ji Sung, Hwang Jung Eum, Park Seo Joon, Oh Min Suk, Kim Yoo Ri

Plot: A billionaire suffering from dissociative identity disorder due to traumatic childhood events seeks secret treatments from a first year psychiatric resident.

Thoughts: Ji Sung is usually a good thing, and welcome given the fact this drama had some casting issues (with puppy Lee Seung Gi pulling out of the production).The producer is the same person who gave us Mr Baek and Fated to Love You (one of my favorite romantic comedies of 2014). The writer previously worked on The Moon Who Embraces the Sun. I am not sure if I will be watching this one, but it has me intrigued. Oh, and this is a reunion for the two leads after having stared in the drama Secret in 2014.

Shine or Go Crazy

Pride and Prejudice stops not being the Jane Austen story and gives us …Shine or Go Crazy

MBC* Historical/Fantasy* Monday/Tuesday* Premiering: January 19th * Starring: Jang Hyuk, Oh Yeon Seo, Im Joo Hwan, Lee Ha Nui

Plot: A Prince of Goryeo suffers from a cursed fate- to marry the last princess of Balhae who was fated to become the light of another country. The Princess’s fate means she has to face death. Will they learn to love each other despite their cursed fates?

Thoughts: Jang Hyuk. Yes please.

Hyde Jekyll and I

Pinocchio stops hiccupping and gives us …Hyde, Jekyll, and I

SBS* Romantic Comedy* Wednesday/Thursday * Premiering: January 21st * Starring: Hyun Bin, Han Ji Min, Sung Joon, Se Ye Ji

Plot: Goo Seo Jin (Hyun Bin) is a man with two different personalities- one a writer with a cold persona the other a sweet and innocent man. When Jang Ha Na falls in love with him, will she be able to reconcile the two very different personalities?

Thoughts: Hyun Bin makes a return to dramas after a four year absence. I would watch this drama for that fact alone, but the director has me interested as well (he worked on 49 Days, History of a Salaryman, and Queen of Ambition).

 

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