Jeon Hye-bin up to join SBS’s Falsify as photojournalist
It looks like 2017 will be the year for legal dramas, at least for SBS. Jeon Hye-bin (Woman With a Suitcase, Oh Hae-young Again) is up to potentially join Chun Woo-hee (The Wailing) and Yoo Joon-sang (Pied Piper) in upcoming legal thriller Falsify. All three are still positively considering their offers, but I hope they confirm, because that would be one strong cast.
If she accepts, Jeon Hye-bin will play Oh Yoo-kyung, a veteran photojournalist on Yoo Joon-sang’s news team. Oh Yoo-kyung is described as cool-headed and strong-willed, and has a long working history with Yoo Joon-sang’s character Lee Suk-min. She’ll also share a passion for justice with Lee Suk-min and Chun Woo-hee’s prosecutor character Kwon So-ra. Oh Yoo-kyung sounds pretty cool, which is even more reason why I think Jeon Hye-bin should take the part. My opinion of her fluctuates between her roles, but I liked her best as Hye-won in Joseon Gunman, and I’m getting a similar vibe from the little description we have.
I have to say I’m feeling a little fatigued with all the legal dramas up the whazoo lately, but Falsify is shaping up to be promising with strong female leads, which I always appreciate. I hope the show finds a way to differentiate itself from the horde, and gives us a satisfying story of good people winning against the corrupt powerful.
SBS’s Falsify will take up the Monday-Tuesday slot in July, after Joo-won’s My Sassy Girl and currently airing Whisper end their runs.