Official posters for 49 Days
With only one more day before 49 Days premieres, here are the official posters for the fantasy drama, which is pretty enough, despite making it look like our boys are sprouting from the ladies’ heads, Athena-style.
I do like the water motif, which alludes to the drama’s premise wherein Nam Gyuri must “earn the tears” of three people in order to return to the land of the living, as stated by her hottie reaper boy, Jung Il-woo. The second poster, which features Lee Yo-won (the body that the main character inhabits as she tries to earn her way back), employs more overt teardrop imagery. Both posters feature the tagline, “Do you have three people who truly love you?”
That’s pretty sad, actually, to realize that it’ll be a daunting task to find three people who love you. At least, daunting enough to carry 16 episodes of will-she-or-won’t-she suspense. And if she doesn’t find those three people, will she get eternity with Jung Il-woo instead? I’m sure living would be preferable, but as far as consolation prizes go, it could be worse…
I’m really hoping 49 Days sparks my interest, if only because I’m in something of a drama dry spell at the moment. There are a bunch of new series available for watching (Midas, Royal Family, Thorn Birds, Crime Squad, The Duo…), but none have held my attention for longer than an episode. I’ve tried, but nothing’s sticking. And while I’ve long ago learned not to pin hopes based on cast, this one’s hitting the right buttons for me, with Seo Ji-hye, Jo Hyun-jae, and Bae Soo-bin joining the above-named leads.
Well, if it doesn’t work out, maybe it’s a hint to turn my attention to something older that I’ve been meaning to catch up on…
49 Days premieres tomorrow, March 16, on SBS in the post-Sign timeslot.
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