MBC brings comedy ‘Special Labor Inspector Jo’ with Kim Dong Wook and Park Se Young

Angry Mom is a well-loved drama and still on my plan-to-watch list. It aired in 2015 and now its writer is coming up with a new drama for MBC titled Special Labor Inspector Jo. The show stars Kim Dong Wook in the titular role — so glad to see him finally playing lead roles after many years since his drama debut in Coffee Prince (2007); his last drama was well received thriller The Guest. Here he plays a former judo athlete who was righteous, spunky and hard-working but now works as a normal civil servant. His life changes when he is appointed as a labor inspector for the Ministry of Employment and Labor as his sense of justice returns. Park Se Young (Money Flower) plays his ex-wife who is a police officer. The other cast members include Ryu Duk Hwan (God’s Quiz) as an ace lawyer and Kim Kyung Nam (Come And Hug Me ) as our hero’s former student turned assistant.

The drama is being touted as a satire and I’m very interested in watching something which is trying to be different from the usual rom-com, melodrama or serial-killer-thriller tropes. The PD attached to Special Labor Inspector Jo previously directed sageuk Ruler: Master of the Mask and few daily dramas.

The drama will be a Monday-Tuesday show on MBC, premiering today following fantasy thriller Item.

2 thoughts on “MBC brings comedy ‘Special Labor Inspector Jo’ with Kim Dong Wook and Park Se Young

  1. Timescout

    I checked out the first two episodes and I wasn’t particularly riveted. In fact I kept FFing through most of them, ha. No interest in continuing, which is just as well, I guess. There are more kdrama possibilities coming right up anyway. 🙂

    1. snow Post author

      Oh is it? Then I’m not gonna try this now…maybe later in case it receives better reviews. And you are right..many more good shows coming up!


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