Lee Sung-min returns to tvN to headline new drama Memory
They should just give Lee Sung-min his own parking space at tvN, don’tcha think? He and Sung Dong-il could high-five each other on their way in and out of the network’s high-profile shows. After starring in their 2014 mega-hit Misaeng, he’s returning to the cable network in 2016 to headline the new drama Memory, from the writer-director team behind Resurrection, Devil, and Shark.
The new human drama from PD Park Chan-hong and writer Kim Ji-woo is about a lawyer with Alzheimer’s disease who puts his life on the line to fight one final case before losing his memories. Lee Sung-min has been cast as the lead character, lawyer Park Tae-seok. He gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and takes on one last case even as his memories begin to deteriorate, and in the process, he’ll discover just how precious life is and how much he loves his family.
Clearly I’m going to be crying buckets of tears if Lee Sung-min is playing a family man who clings to every last precious memory. He does world-weary dad so well. This casting certainly differentiates the drama from SBS’s Remember, which seems really similar in theme. But that one focuses on a much younger lawyer — Yoo Seung-ho — with too much memory to contend with, and I don’t think I’ll be confusing them anymore.
Lee Sung-min is confirmed for the part, and casting is underway for the other main characters. Not much else has been revealed about the plot, but from this writer I think we can expect a tense and twisty battle. I’m in it for the human drama, but let’s be real — if he’s going to throw everything into one last case, he’d better win big and take some baddies down with him, hard.
Memory is set to follow Signal on Fridays and Saturdays, beginning in March.
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