Ji Chang-wook offered lead in rom-com thriller Beware This Woman
Beware This Woman, the new SBS drama that currently has an offer out to Lee Sung-kyung (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju), is courting Ji Chang-wook (The K2) to be its leading man. This might be our last time getting to see him before he heads off for his two years of mandatory military service, so I’d be all for him taking the role.
Beware This Woman will be a mixed-genre series, combining elements of romantic comedy with thriller and legal drama, which is a mix I can easily envision given this writer’s previous drama, I Remember You, which had an interestingly offbeat tone that was both funny and chilling. I also see some similarities in the description of Beware This Woman as a cat-and-mouse, chase-and-be-chased thriller involving an amnesiac killer whose memory loss causes a crucial moment to keep repeating in an endless loop. He/she is out to kill our two leads, who end up relying on each other throughout their ordeal (which also involves “very funny rom-com” elements).
I hope the two leads mesh well here, with Ji Chang-wook up to play Noh Ji-wook, a prosecutor in the Central District Prosecutors’ Office who ends up switching professions to private attorney, somewhat unexpectedly. He possesses a wide range of talents, whether it’s music or athletics or writing, and also harbors trauma stemming from an event in his childhood involving his parents and first love. Lee Sung-kyung’s potential character is Eun Bong-hee, a prosecutor trainee who was a Taekwondo athlete in her youth who’s tougher than she looks.
I know it sounds like tonal hodgepodge, but I’m really hanging a lot of hopes on the I Remember You connection, because that drama mixed its genres skillfully and was heartbreaking and heartwarming to boot. Although it didn’t fare well in the ratings, it was well-loved as a small cult show; if this drama ends up like that one, I’d consider it a positive thing. Beware This Woman is scheduled to follow Saimdang, Light’s Diary, SBS’s current Wednesday-Thursday drama, and will premiere in May.
Via Asia Today
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