Kim Jae-wook takes Who Are You as comeback drama
Kim Jae-wook (Bad Guy, Mary Stayed Out All Night, Coffee Prince) is out of the army and heading back to television, so mark July in your calendars if you want to catch him in his comeback role. It’s for tvN’s Who Are You, the paranormal series starring So Yi-hyun as the ghost-seeing heroine and Taecyeon as her skeptic of a co-worker. Sigh. I wasn’t thrilled about those leads, but Kim Jae-wook is a different story altogether. I’ll have to pencil this one in after all.
A few more details about the plot: The heroine wakes up from a six-year coma to find that she can now see ghosts. Kim Jae-wook will play So Yi-hyun’s boyfriend who died in an accident. Aw, is he her Scheduler? The three leads will have a love triangle of sorts, although since one of them is dead, I suppose it’ll be rather incomplete. Though plenty bittersweet. It also suggests that while the ghost boyfriend will play a prominent role in the story, the other two will have the ultimate pairing. You know, since Taecyeon is still alive and all.
The coma bit might work toward closing their age gap a bit, since she’ll be mentally younger than her years. I frankly don’t have a problem with the noona romance most of the time, but since she’s four years older than Taec, I can see how some viewers might want a closer pairing. Their characters both work at the lost and found department, and the drama unfolds as they set out to resolve ghosts’ unfinished business through the lost items they’ve left behind. Aw, and she’s the thing that Kim Jae-wook’s ghost has left behind. I’m pretty sure this drama will make me cry, and I’ll probably be bawling like a baby when he moves on to the hereafter amidst his backlit Patrick Swayze haze of glory.
Who Are You is described as being both poignant and melo, so I’m getting something of a 49 Days vibe, maybe crossed with that other Who Are You from 2008, which I also found quite stirring. It’s sounding like Who Are You will take the dramatic approach to this ghost conceit, while Master’s Sun works the comedy angle. What are the odds of both being great, you think? Better not hold my breath.
Who Are You will follow Dating Agency Cyrano and premieres in July.