Kim Hee Ae is an actress I really want to watch in something but all her dramas are not my cup of tea — the recent ones like A Wife’s Credentials or Secret Love Affair. Yay that now I’ll be finally seeing her act as her upcoming drama Mrs. Cop seems to be ticking all boxes I want in a drama with central theme of police investigation. For starters, it has a female as its central character. Then the cast also looks pretty good with costars including Kim Min Jong (A Gentleman’s Dignity), Lee Da Hee (I Hear Your Voice), Sohn Ho Joon (Answer Me 1994) and Shin So Yool (Answer Me 1997). The drama stars Kim Hee Ae as the titular detective, the team leader in the violent crimes unit. Kim Min Jong plays her senior and the detective squad is rounded out by Lee Da Hee, Sohn Ho Joon (these two will have a love line) and kpop group BEAST’s Lee Ki Kwang. Shin So Yool will play our heroine’s younger sister who is preparing for civil service exam. Kim Hee Ae’s character will also have a daughter. I know the story is pretty generic with episodic nature of narrative. But the cast and comparatively lighter touch (the amusing title and network tells me so) makes me want to watch it. It’s also up in the air as to what is the basic genre of the drama — hardcore action and seriousness or comedy-action. Mrs. Cop will be anchored by the PD of You’re All Surrounded, Incarnation Of Money and History Of The Salaryman — another point for raising my excitement. And judging from the PD’s past works, it looks like Mrs. Cop will be a cocktail of comedy, fast pace, action and emotions. It will also be refreshing to see Kim Hee Ae in a comedy.
Mrs. Cop hits the airwaves on 3 August as it follows High Society on SBS, thus making it a Monday-Tuesday drama. Check out lots of pictures, consisting of script reading and stills from the drama.