Ji Sung is the best dad ever in new Defendant stills
Okay, so initially I was super sad that one of my current favorite dramas, Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim, would be ending. But going from Han Seok-kyu to Ji Sung (Entertainer) is pretty much going from awesome to awesome, so I’m cautiously looking forward to SBS’s Defendant. Plus, I need something to expunge the stain that was Entertainer from my mind’s record of Ji Sung, whom I regard as one of the best leading men in Hallyu. The most recent stills that have been released for the upcoming drama have psyched me up much more than all the past promos because Ji Sung and Shin Rin-ah (Legend of the Blue Sea) as a father-daughter pair equals love.
Defendant is about a top prosecutor, played by Ji Sung, who suddenly goes from loving family man to suspected felon. Everyone tells him that he’s guilty — he’s the one who killed his wife, and his daughter is missing. The only thing is, he woke up with amnesia and can’t remember anything, but his gut tells him that he’s being framed. To find answers and his missing daughter, he breaks out of prison and starts hunting down the clues from his shaky memories.
The plot sounds like it’s solid, the first teaser evoked memories of Secret which was good, Ji Sung seems like the best dad ever in the new stills, and Eom Ki-joon (Masked Prosecutor), who is amazing in villain roles, will play both good twin and bad twin. So all in all, I was onboard the Defendant train, until I saw that SNSD’s Yuri (Gogh’s Starry Night) would be co-starring, which makes me a little nervous. I don’t remember her being awful — it’s just that I don’t remember her at all, even though I’ve watched most of the dramas she’s been in. Hopefully, she’ll have better luck at it, playing the plucky public defender who believes in Ji Sung’s innocence.
SBS’s Monday-Tuesday drama Defendant will start airing on January 25.
Via Chosun Sports
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