When you are talking about OCN, I think it’s redundant to mention thriller as a genre. But recently the cable network, known for its gritty, edgy crime dramas, has experimented with broadcasting a romcom (My Secret Romance). One more in line, if not strictly, is new weekender Black. It is a romance drama albeit embellished with fantasy and thriller elements. Starring Song Seung Heon and Go Ara, the drama is not an instant attraction for me as I’m not aware of the two leads much, having never seen any of their work. But the team behind the camera is interesting enough to actually keep an eye on this one. The PD helmed Liar Game and Voice among others, while the writer penned God’s Gift – 14 Days. Surely there won’t be any dearth of thrills and chills here!
Song Seung Heon, last seen in much-anticipated but utterly disappointing sageuk Saimdang, Light’s Diary plays a grim reaper and Go Ara, also seen in sageuk Hwarang last, plays a woman who can see death before it happens. They come together and try to save lives, thus forming a bond which defies the laws of nature. Always amazing Lee El (Liar Game, Goblin) plays a third important role of that of a skilled doctor who is also enigmatic and has some relation with two main leads. Kim Dong Joon (Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul Ho) plays the son of a rich family. The drama will see the hero borrowing the body of a human and then falling in love with the heroine. Going all against the heaven, he gets the punishment of being erased from the memories of earth. Hm, that is giving me a déjà vu sounding a lot like Goblin.
The posters for Black are draped in black and blue tinge, signifying the title. Check it out along with the script reading pics. It will be a weekend drama hitting the airwaves today and is following well-received Save Me.