Han Sang-jin of the just-ended Sons of Sol Pharmacy and Bae Soo-bin of Brilliant Legacy are two actors from the #1 and #2 dramas of the year (ratings-wise), and now they team up for Angel’s Temptation, which is SBS’s new revenge drama premiering today.
The interesting thing about this casting, as mentioned before, is that both men play the same character. And forget the nice, warm image portrayed by both men in their previous dramas; in case the guyliner wasn’t a tip-off, we’ve got a bad boy on our hands. Han Sang-jin marries the character played by Lee So-yeon (Why Did You Come To Our House) without knowing that she is solely out to avenge her own family; because of his father, her parents died and she lost her younger sister. Originally a nice guy from a rich family, he is a devoted husband completely in love with his wife, who only pretends to love him back. Therefore, he is heartbroken to learn of his wife’s adultery and undergoes a complete personality turnaround. Deciding on an extreme makeover, he undergoes drastic plastic surgery to emerge with Bae Soo-bin’s face and a revenge scheme of his own. (He also apparently shrinks an inch or so in the process, but we won’t quibble over little things like that, will we?)
If you’re only interested in seeing Bae’s appearance, you can wait until November 3; he doesn’t show up until Episode 8. But personally, I think Han Sang-jin is wonderfully warm, as we saw in Sol Pharmacy — enough that it might be painful watching his heart break into itty bitty little pieces onscreen.
Angel’s Temptation begins this week, and airs a full hour earlier than the traditional prime-time slot to avoid competition with MBC’s Queen Seon-deok.
Via Star News
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