Filming set to begin on Jejoongwon
Of the new drama series still to come this year, SBS’s Jejoongwon [제중원] hasn’t been buzzed about much, but I think it has the potential to be pretty interesting. Starring Yeon Jung-hoon (East of Eden), Han Hye-jin (Terroir), and Park Yong-woo (Cell Phone), the drama is set in the late Joseon era (late 19th century) and features the stories of young doctors learning at Jejoongwon, which is the name of the first hospital of modern medicine in Korea.
With the writer of the much-lauded medical drama White Tower penning this project, Jejoongwon takes a unique twist on both the sageuk and medical genres by combining the two. I’m not so sure of this drama’s ratings potential, as it goes up on Mondays and Tuesdays this fall, which puts it up against MBC’s Queen Seon-deok, another sageuk and proven ratings monster. But I’ll keep an eye on it to see if it lives up to the nickname of being a “Joseon-era White Tower.”
Jejoongwon will begin filming on September 17 and is looking at a (tentative) November premiere.
Via Now News