Kang Ji-hwan ended up not taking on the revenge drama Golden Cross after all (opting instead for KBS’s Big Man), but the show has found its leading lady with Han Eun-jung, who returns to television four years after her last drama (Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child).
Han often plays sexy, sophisticated types, and her Golden Cross character falls in that category as the seductive owner of a mysterious club. The drama, written by Gaksital’s scriptwriter, Yoo Hyun-mi, features the story of a man on a revenge mission after he loses his family in a shady plot. A vague description, to be sure—it could describe a number of revenge melos we’ve seen before—but I’m not one to sniff at the writer, since Gaksital pretty much owned me with its sweeping emotion and epic intensity. (I’m a little less excited about the drama’s director, who worked on Cheer Up Mr. Kim and Mary Stayed Out All Night, but I think strong writing trumps middling directing.)
Han’s character is shrouded in mystery—her age, real name, and origins are all unknown—so her role in the hero’s trajectory is unclear, but it sounds like she’ll be a prominent character. Still, I have to hold off on getting excited until I know who our vengeance-seeking hero is, since it’ll be his trajectory that drives the story. Let’s cross our fingers for a good one.
Golden Cross will be a KBS Wednesday-Thursday drama to follow Age of Feeling, and premiers in April.
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