New drama alert! Upcoming KBS drama Haeundae Lovers, named for that famous stretch of city-on-beach in Busan, is the next project from writer Hwang Eun-kyung, of City Hunter and New Heart. The show is currently courting Ji Sung (Protect the Boss) as its hero, which would mean a reunion for New Heart’s star and writer, if he signs on.
The 16-episode drama is described as a romantic comedy, but the plot sounds thicker than your average bear: A detective on the organized crime task force is chasing down a gang when something happens to make him lose his memory. He ends up wandering through Haeundae and somehow finds himself entangled in that same gang’s criminal activities.
Huh. Interesting. Does the cop end up a criminal? And where does the romance fit in? Is the mob boss a fierce gangster lady? ‘Cause that’d be fun. It seems like a fresh idea to set amnesia into the premise for comedic purposes. It’s at least the version of that trope that hasn’t been done to death, and I rather like the cop-forgets-he’s-a-cop-turned-gangster idea. Isn’t there some pop psychology about cops and criminals having very similar personalities? Makes you wonder if it’s a similar set of instincts, just one set reined in by law and order.
So far, two big plusses: an all-location shoot in Haeundae, and the odd premise, which sounds like wacky fun. Haeundae Lovers will follow Big on Mondays/Tuesdays on KBS.
Via Sports Seoul
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