KBS schedules drama shorts, delays Fight My Way’s premiere
As expected, the presidential elections are creating a lot of scheduling changes in dramaland. KBS has finally confirmed their Monday-Tuesday drama lineup in May, and added two weeks of drama shorts to air during the election season. Following currently airing Perfect Wife will be the new 2-episode drama Individualist Ji-young, which will air on May 8-9. The next week after that on May 15-16, a director’s cut edition of Baek-hee Has Returned will air. And finally a week later, Fight My Way will premiere on May 22. Okay, let’s go into some detail about each drama!
New mini drama Individualist Ji-young is a comic romance healing drama starring Min Hyo-rin (Persevere, Gu Hae-ra) as a loner woman who only likes herself, and Gong Myung (Drinking Solo) as a dependent man who cannot live without other people around him. The drama is about how they meet and heal their psychological wounds together.
Other co-stars include Ji Il-joo (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo) who will play Min Hyo-rin’s boyfriend, Jang Hee-ryung (Uncontrollably Fond) who will play Gong Myung’s girlfriend, and Oh Na-ra (Man to Man) who will be Min Hyo-rin’s psychiatrist. Individualist Ji-young is written by writer Kwon Hye-ji (Red Teacher) and directed by PD Park Hyun-seok (Uncontrollably Fond, Spy).
Baek-hee Has Returned is about a former It Girl of a sleepy island town, who left home abruptly at eighteen only to return eighteen years later with a new name and a daughter in tow. The original 4-part drama that aired last summer will be re-broadcast in two parts.
By now we should all be familiar with Fight My Way (previously Third-Rate My Way), which is the story of two bickering best friends who live a third-rate life, but want to live life their way. We have a bit more information about the main cast who are shown in the newest still. The show will focus on the relationship between these four friends including “a romance, a bromance, a womance, and a four-mance.” The four main actors: Park Seo-joon (Hwarang), Kim Ji-won (Descended From the Sun), Ahn Jae-hong (Answer Me 1988), and Song Ha-yoon (My Daughter Geum Sa-wol), are called The Dummy Fantastic Four, so expect a lot of laughs when they get together.
Of the foursome, Park Seo-joon, Kim Ji-won, and Song Ha-yoon grew up together and Ahn Jae-hong later joined the group as Park Seo-joon’s high school friend. Their strong friendships were formed while getting in trouble together and being punished together in their youth. As adults they all have different jobs and different personalities, but the one thing they share is that they all want to have complete control over their lives. I love how the production is going to focus on the relationships between the four cast members; it reminds me of great friend-based ensemble casts like the Answer Me series, and one of my all time faves, Coffee Prince.
Every broadcaster seems to be moving their Monday-Tuesday premieres to May 22, so Fight My Way will have some stiff competition with Lookout and Circle both premiering the same night. Though I feel like Lookout and Circle may compete for viewers since they’re both thrillers. Perhaps Fight My Way will get everyone else? In that vein, they may have a shot at some respectable ratings. Here’s hoping!
- Finger hearts in new stills for Fight My Way
- Bickering besties Park Seo-joon and Kim Ji-won for Fight My Way
- Kimbap and charged looks on the set of Third-Rate My Way
- Disco-dancing Baek-hee returns with a new name and a secret
- Kim Sung-oh joins Kang Ye-won for KBS’s Baek-hee Has Returned
- Kang Ye-won headlines 4-episode KBS drama Baek-hee Has Returned