Man to Man teases James Bond cat and mouse games
It’s finally here—the first teaser for JTBC’s new spy bromance drama Man to Man. It’s a frustratingly teensy glimpse at the two leads, but am I going to complain about Park Hae-jin (Cheese in the Trap) and Park Sung-woong (Remember–Son’s War) in tuxedos? I think not.
The pre-produced series from PD Lee Chang-min (Remember–Son’s War) and writer Kim Won-seok (second writer on Descended From the Sun) is a comic-melo-spy-action mashup about a secret agent who becomes a bodyguard to an actor. Park Hae-jin stars as a mysterious ghost agent with elite black ops training, and for reasons unknown his mission is to act as a bodyguard to a Hallyu star. Park Sung-woong co-stars as the actor whose claim to fame is playing badass villains, and he’s got secrets of his own that threaten his future.
Rounding out the main cast is Kim Min-jung (Gap-dong) as Park Sung-woong’s biggest fan who actually goes from being his fanclub president to working as his manager. Yeon Jung-hoon (Mask) plays a chaebol heir with insatiable greed and ambition who will become a foe to our heroes, and Chae Jung-ahn (Entertainer) plays his wife.
The show’s first teaser has Park Hae-jin and Park Sung-woong playing a cat and mouse game through a funhouse of mirrors, each in sleek tuxedos like they’re in the middle of a James Bond movie. It paints Park Sung-woong in a very mysterious light to have him chased by Park Hae-jin and evade capture at every turn, but I love the imagery of Park Hae-jin surrounded by all these reflections. Even more intriguing is the very end, when he shoots at the moving target only to come face to face with… himself? Great, now I’m suspicious of everyone…
Man to Man follows Strong Woman Do Bong-soon on Fridays and Saturdays beginning April 21.
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