Thief-nom Ji Hyun-woo cracks a safe and eludes cop Seohyun
Caper films are some of my favorite types of movies, and MBC’s upcoming drama Thief-nom, Thief-nim looks like it’ll essentially be a huge caper film in weekend drama format. The first teaser was released, showing some of the key characters, including leads Seohyun (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo) and Ji Hyun-woo (Wanted). The plot is about how a modern Robin Hood-esque group led by Ji Hyun-woo takes strategic shots at the powerful, corrupt system controlling Korea by stealing the secrets and the wealth of its most central members.
In the teaser, a timed pocket watch ticks as Ji Hyun-woo, wearing anti-detection gloves and all black clothing, works to get a safe unlocked. He smiles just as he’s successful in opening it right before the timer goes off, and a flash of Seohyun running along a hallway in pursuit passes by. She plays a righteous police officer who always stands up for the weak, and the teaser shows us short cuts of her in action, aiming her gun and taking down criminals.
Meanwhile, the background symbols in the teaser tell us that the two secondary leads, played by Kim Ji-hoon (The Man Living in Our House) and Im Joo-eun (Uncontrollably Fond), have careers in the justice system. Im Joo-eun plays a chaebol heiress and intelligent lawyer at a prestigious firm, while Kim Ji-hoon, despite coming from the same background as Ji Hyun-woo’s character, becomes a prosecutor on a special task force that arrests thieves like Ji-Hyun-woo.
Personally, I’ve found that Kim Ji-hoon and Im Joo-eun can be powerful actors, so I’m excited to see what they bring to this drama. I’m also wondering how the decks will stack up, because it looks like it’ll be Ji Hyun-woo against the world, until maybe he gets Seohyun to switch sides from taking blind orders from above. Will she become his inside woman?
The first episode of Saturday-Sunday drama Thief-nom, Thief-nim airs on May 13.