It’s raining dramas guys! Left, right, front,centre — I can only see dramas and more dramas. The task to tackle 5 shows simultaneously (to be exact, they are Warm And Cozy, The Producers, Orange Marmalade, Mask, Masked Prosecutor) looks as difficult as to grasp one’s shadow but I’ll still give it a try. Marathon in future looks more difficult as real life responsibilities won’t allow me to do so. Anyway, May is an amazing month as we are witnessing three back to back premieres for same slot on the three main networks — Warm And Cozy already started last week, today marks the premiere of Masked Prosecutor and next week arrives Mask. It’s great that all three are inordinately different in tone and subject and I can enjoy all of them without feeling too much burden.
Masked Prosecutor is basically an action-romance-comedy about a man who is an ambitious, only-cares-for-promotion type of prosecutor by the day and a masked fighter for justice by night. His day persona reminds me of Kang Ji Hwan of Incarnation Of Money, only that there he was actually that type. Joo Sang Wook is looking mighty fine in the posters and stills, except that mask, which hides his face and looks really hilarious. Kim Sun Ah plays a badass cop who is also righteous. Obviously they will have arguments until she finds out his real identity. Even if the show is going for comedy, I hope it keeps the police in decent form rather than the incompetent and foolish ones as we have recently seen in Girl Who Sees Smells. Supporting cast includes Eom Ki Joon (yay), Jun Kwang Ryul and Hwang Sun Hee. I think the show has a lot of potential for delivering goodies on all fronts — fun, action, thrills, romance and to top it all off, the cast is amazing. The drama will air on KBS and has an advantage of a hit predecessor in the form of Unkind Women.
Next week, melodrama Mask hits the airwaves on SBS (that reminds me that my cutie pies Moo Gak and Cho Rim from Girl Who Sees Smells will say goodbye this week *sobs*). I’m interested in the drama since the time it was announced solely because of the main leads, Joo Ji Hoon and Soo Ae. And also a mild interest due to the melo genre, which I haven’t touched since Nice Guy. This looked like a perfect opportunity. The premise is not original and has been used in various mediums and languages. Frankly, it looks more like those makjang weekenders or daily dramas as far as story goes. Soo Ae plays a double role where one is poor and the other is rich. The former takes up latter’s identity and thus meets a rich man, played by our hero. Yeon Jung Hoon plays against type as the villain this time and Yoo In Young rounds out the main cast. Heck, this story sounds like I Summon You, Gold! that starred Yeon Jung Hoon and Han Ji Hye. Anyway, basically all melos more or less have similar story lines, and it’s execution and acting that makes it different. The cast is solid and the writer gave surprise hit Secret.
The posters are nothing to write home about, giving the general vibe of the two dramas, but basically bland. I better prepare a drama schedule this time as I will be watching all three Wednesday-Thursday dramas!