I’ll admit I’m not much enticed by upcoming MBC drama East of Eden, partly because it’s slated for 50 episodes, and that’s just too long for me. Sometimes I’ll catch parts of a long-running daily show or sitcom because those are easy to skip episodes and still remain relatively current; but a 50-episode drama is in that nebulous territory of requiring commitment to follow but being dangerously susceptible to slow-paced, tedious storylines. East of Eden is described as “the story of two men’s intertwining fates and revenges after they’re born on the same day in the same hospital.”
Pretty boy (pretty man?) Song Seung Heon seems to have finally settled on a comeback
project drama — he’s had a few almost-beens, but they didn’t pan out — with East of Eden, and now young actor Kim Bum has been cast in the role of his younger character (in his high school days). The character is described as having witnessed his father’s death in his younger days, and swears to avenge it. Previously a caring, warm-hearted youngster, anger over his father’s death changes him, and he eventually grows up to become the right-hand man to the country’s foremost casino owner.
I thought Kim Bum was absolutely adorable in the uneven family sitcom Unstoppable High Kick, and hope he gets to explore the character’s transformation (before his role gets handed off to Song). What do you think? Is there a resemblance?
The drama is produced by Green Snake Media, with PD Kim Jin Man at its helm (Island, Really Really Like You) and written by Na Yeon Sook (Slums / Dal-dong-nae, Ordinary People). Also cast are Jo Min Ki, Yoo Dong Geun, and Lee Mi Sook; it will air in June.
Via Joy News
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