Bestselling Japanese novelist Miyabe Miyuki (Crossfire, Kasha) shows her excitement for the Korean adaptation of Solomon’s Perjury in the latest teaser. The upcoming JTBC drama is based on her mystery-thriller book by the same name. With a fascinating plot about the mysterious death of a high school student and a cast of promising teen actors, it’s one of the dramas on my must-watch list for this winter.
One Christmas morning, high school student Bae Joon-young (Seo Ji-hoon, Legendary Shuttle) finds his friend Lee So-woo’s (Seo Young-joo, Golden Rainbow) body buried in the snow. Shocked and grieving for their fellow classmate, the students ask why he died, but none of the school authorities will give them a straight answer.
In the teaser, we see Han Ji-hoon (Jang Dong-yoon, Female Employees at a Game Company) playing the cello at their classmate’s memorial ceremony, where our protagonist Go So-yeon (Kim Hyun-soo, Joseon Gunman) gets an anonymous note about So-woo’s death and decides they need answers. If no one will tell them what happened to So-woo, she declares, the students will investigate and judge for themselves.
Miyabe Miyuki explains in the voiceover that she wanted to break the notion that because the students are not adults, they are incapable of handling complex problems. To the grown-ups who placate children with meaningless platitudes, she wanted to show the students acting leaps and bounds over their expectations. At the end, she gives her firm stamp of approval, saying, “As the original author, even I think that this is a phenomenal drama.”
Woohoo! I shall wait with bated breath until December 9, when Friday-Saturday JTBC drama Solomon’s Perjury begins airing.