SNSD’s Seohyun lands lead role in weekend drama Thief-nom, Thief-nim
SNSD’s Seohyun (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo) has confirmed her next acting role as the lead in MBC’s 50-episode weekender Thief-nom, Thief-nim (the nom in the title is a pejorative suffix, while nim is honorific). According to the synopsis, it’s about a collective of thieves that are a thorn in the side of the hidden few that manipulate all of Korea’s politics and economy.
Seohyun’s character in Thief-nom, Thief-nim is a passionate police investigator who lives for justice. She is a warm, considerate and righteous individual who always stands up for the weak. With this description, I’m not sure whether to expect a caper-type drama with lots of funny scenes of our thieves evading the corrupt authorities or a more serious tone. (A shorter length seems more suitable for mischievous escapades, but with fifty episodes, this may be going for a different style.) Perhaps it’ll be a cross between Police Unit 38 and Pride and Prejudice, which were both well-acted dramas about taking down the system, albeit in very different ways.
Seohyun began her acting career through a small role in SBS’s 2013 drama Passionate Love, and has added to her resumé with musicals like Mama Mia and Gone With the Wind. She starred in the web drama Ruby Ruby Love and had a loveline with Nam Joo-hyuk in Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo. I still can’t really tell how good of an actress she is, but the production team seems to have faith; they picked her based on the fact that she possessed the cheerful, energetic charisma that they wanted for their drama.
Sohn Young-mok and Cha Yi-young, who comprised the writing team behind May Queen, Golden Rainbow, and Glamorous Temptation, will be writing the script for this project, and PD Oh Kyung-hoon (Rosy Lovers, The King 2 Hearts), who is also known for his melo works Phoenix and Love Letter, will be directing.
MBC drama Thief-nom, Thief-nom will air in May, following Father, I’ll Take Care of You.
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