Ji Chang-wook eyes swift return to dramaland with Happiest Time of My Life
Back already? Not that I’m complaining about having Ji Chang-wook (The K2, Healer) in another drama, but it seems like The K2 just wrapped up and already he’s looking to jump into his next role. Chances are looking favorable that it’ll be a drama titled The Happiest Time of My Life, and while initial reports stated that Ji Chang-wook had confirmed the role, currently the official line from his reps is that he’s considering it positively.
Hardly any info has been given about the story, so for now we’ll just have to wait and see, though I would guess it’s another melodrama, given that it comes from writer Choi Ho-chul of twisted melodrama Secret and slightly less twisted, slightly less melo drama Mask. I’m thinking the title may ironic in some way — there may be happiness involved, but surely there will be a lot more pain, no? Just a hunch.
Even so, what I do like about writer Choi’s dramas is that they do have very angsty melo elements to them, but they tend to be fast-paced, dramatic, and full of plot twists. They’re exciting melos, not the slow, tedious kind that can feel nigh unbearable sometimes.
We do know that The Happiest Time of My Life will be a fully pre-produced drama, because somehow dramaland keeps trying. I do hope there’ll be a meaty story, because while I did enjoy The K2 despite its excesses and flaws, I didn’t really think Ji Chang-wook got much of a chance to do a lot, acting-wise, other than upgrade his stunt work and fight scene capabilities. Those weren’t nuthin’… just, I’d kind of wanted more of everything else from him, but the story just didn’t give him a shot.
Writer Choi is currently working on the scripts, and plans are to begin production in March.
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- The K2: Episode 1
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- Ji Chang-wook and Shim Eun-kyung confirmed for action thriller Invented City
- Mask: Episodes 1-2
- Secret’s writer heads to SBS with Mask
- Healer: Episode 1
- Ji Chang-wook’s slow-and-steady philosophy
- Secret: Episode 1