Barista-turned-lawyer Kim Dong-wook
Kim Dong-wook‘s claim to fame was his role as scene-stealing, impish Ha-rim in PD Lee Yoon-jung‘s Coffee Prince, but now he’ll be starring in PD Lee’s competition, law drama Partner. How’s that for gratitude? (I kid, I kid!)
He and actress Shin-yi have been added to the cast, which already stars Kim Hyun-joo (Insoon is Pretty), Lee Dong-wook (La Dolce Vita), Choi Chul-ho (Queen of Housewives), and former Miss Korea and classical musician Honey Lee.
Kim Dong-wook will play the youngest lawyer at the law firm who comes from a wealthy family but also has a quirky and “fourth-dimensional” personality. I can totally see it already! Meanwhile, Shin-yi is back on television five years after her last drama, What Happened in Bali, and plays a comic role here.
Competing timeslots don’t affect how I watch a drama, but I wonder if Partner and Triple will cut into each other’s audiences. Swallow the Sun starts a month later but will likely draw a different crowd.
Partner airs on KBS on Wednesdays and Thursdays, premiering June 24.