Joo Ji-hoon and Ji Chang-wook in one drama? Will the world implode from so much pretty? Ji Chang-wook, star of Bachelor’s Vegetable Store and Warrior Baek Dong-soo, has been cast in his first villain role to date, in the upcoming makjang-fest melodrama Five Fingers, starring Joo Ji-hoon. It actually seems like both are cast against type, which is all the more intriguing.
The 50-episode melodrama from the writer behind A Wife’s Temptation and Temptation of Angels is about a pair of brothers, both with the dream to play the piano. (Hence the fingery title.) Joo Ji-hoon plays the older brother, Yoo Ji-sang, who always had a natural gift for music. But little brother Yoo In-ha (Ji Chang-wook) is the opposite — all effort, no raw talent like his hyung. Little Bro’s passion for playing piano runs deep, but he grows up with a massive inferiority complex because he can never measure up.
Both are heirs to a huge corporation that makes instruments (of course) and Little Bro works for the family company. And then, in some freak accident, he suffers a horrible injury to his left hand and slowly starts to lose his grip on sanity and reason.
Well… I SAID it was makjang. I mean, if you wanna get REALLY crazy, he could get his hand replaced with a demon hand. Ooh, the hand of a genius pianist to compete with Big Bro, right? And then the demon hand makes him do its demony bidding! See, there are still options on the crazy scale. Admittedly, I’m not the audience this show is playing to, but I can see it being an over-the-top kind of fun.
Five Fingers follows A Gentleman’s Dignity and premieres in August on SBS.
Via TV Report
- News bites: June 13, 2012
- Joo Ji-hoon hits roadblocks on the way to dramaland
- Bachelor’s Vegetable Store: Series review
- Bachelor’s Vegetable Store: Episode 1
- Veggie Store gets its bachelor, broadcaster, and leading lady
- Warrior Baek Dong-soo: First Impressions